Anna Marie Free
Anna Marie (Bender) Free, 74, of Wind Gap, PA, died unexpectedly and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 14, 2020.
She was born in Nazareth, PA, to the late Stanley and Mae (Laudenbach) Bender, and resided in Wind Gap, PA most of her life. She was a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church, in Nazareth, PA. She was employed with Easton Hospital for more than 27 years as an LPN, until retiring from Easton Cardiology. She loved spending time with her family and friends, but her passion in life was the love she had for her grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted, wife, mother, nana, and sister that will be truly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley "Butch" Bender. Survivors include her loving husband of more than 36 years, Michael William Free, of Wind Gap, PA; children, James Holbrook (GeorgeAnn Suranofski Sauers), of Nazareth, PA, Amy Frace (Timothy), of Hellertown, PA, Heather Free, of CA, Melissa Holbrook (Scott Fekette), of Nazareth, PA, and Amanda Hendrickson Free, of GA; brother, Barry Bender (Diane); sister, Jackie Barbera (Charlie); sister-in-law, Julie Bender and Carol Free; six grandchildren, Chad Davis, Kayleigh Lahr, Jared & Ally Frace, Jocelyn & Cecelia Hendrickson; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Family and friends may gather on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home Inc., 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064. Graveside Services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, of Nazareth at 2 p.m. Social distancing will be practiced, face masks are required. A maximum of 10 visitors will be allowed in the funeral home to pay respects at one time, rotations will be in place to accept all visitors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna's memory to the "American Heart Association
" and mailed to: PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005. Online condolences may be offered at www.jfreichelfuneralhome.com
Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home Inc.
220 Washington Park
Nazareth, PA 18064