St. Ann's Catholic Church
4909 Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30303
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Nona D'ANNA Obituary
D'ANNA, Nona H. Nona H. D'Anna ( formerly Nona Snell) died peacefully with family members on September 24th in Marietta, Ga. At the age of 93. She is survived by her five children. Carole Schaumann, Aiken, SC., Nancy (Steve)Mcfarland, Marietta, Ga., John D'Anna, Portland, Or., Tom(Donna) D'Anna Marietta, Ga., and Jerry(Donna) D'Anna Titusville, NJ. She is preceded in death by her husband John P. D'Anna of Basking Ridge, NJ, her 4 siblings William Snell, Ednell Snell, Thomas Snell, John Snell and her parents, Ed Y. Snell and Francis Lauderdale Snell. Nona has a long list of relatives surviving, including 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Nona was born Oct 17, 1923 in Ellensberg, Washington. She graduated from Ellensberg HS in 1939. She later went to business college. During World War ll, she met her husband while he was stationed at Fort Lewis (Army) in Washington State. They soon married. After the war, they began raising a family while residing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and finally settling in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In her retirement years Nona followed family to Marietta, Ga were she spent her final 20 years. She was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church for many years. Nona spent 30 years as a Paralegal for the law firm of Wharton, Stewart and Davis in Somerville and Bernardsville NJ, (1968-1993). She came from a farming family in rural Washington and became a talented gardener. She shared this passion with many family members. She was an avid Bridge player. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the hurricane victims in her name. There will be a Requiem Mass on November 3, 11am at St Ann's Catholic Church, Marietta, Ga. Following the Mass, there will be a reception at her son's residence. All friends and family are welcome.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 29, 2017
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