• "2 years are missed very much. Love, Nick"
    - Nick Gaglio
  • "Still missing you lots. Huw Dorothy and family Pembroke..."
  • "Anna, I miss your sweet presence. Memories of visits with..."
    - Linda Axe
  • "Anna, it seems like yesterday that we were laughing..."
  • "One year are missed very much. Love, Nick"



An avid gardener, world-traveler, beloved wife, and loving mother and grandmother, Anna passed away on December 3, 2012, after a courageous, but long and difficult battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was 66 years old.
Born on the 30th of December, 1945 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales to Emrys and Tydfil Morgan, Anna graduated from the University of Wales, Bangor in 1967 and St. Godricks College, London in 1969. Anna married Nicholas Gaglio in 1971 in Hampstead, London and together they spent 41 years of marriage raising two children, traveling widely, bowling, watching rugby, and spending time with friends and family. Regardless of where they lived - London, England; southern New Jersey; northern Virginia; Wiesbaden, Germany; or Hampstead, North Carolina - Anna left a well-tended garden and home filled with warmth. Naturally reserved, but securely rooted in a long line of strong-wills and strongly-voiced opinions, Anna had a wicked sense of humor, an unrelenting sense of right and an agile mind. Her sensibility and generosity will be sorely missed by her husband, Nicholas J. Gaglio; son, Nicholas E.O. Gaglio (Liza) and granddaughters, Mila and Vera; daughter, Catherine E. Gaglio Inge (James); her mother, Tydfil Morgan (100 years old); her three brothers, Alun Morgan (Lorna), Huw Morgan (Dorothy) and David Morgan (Paula); and her four sisters-in-law, Maryanne Koszyk (Walter), Diane Forbes, Patricia Grimm (John) and Andrea Gaglio (Ben Lammers). Anna's passing is also mourned by numerous loving nephews, nieces, cousins, great-nephews and great-nieces and dear friends.
A memorial service was held Saturday, December 8 at Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna's name to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center or to the Parkinson Research Foundation.
Anna is loved.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 9, 2012