Ana Grace Márquez-Greene
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Márquez-Greene, Ana Grace
Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, 6, of Sandy Hook, beloved daughter of James S. Greene, Jr. and Nelba (Amaro-Márquez) Greene, passed away senselessly on Friday, (December 14, 2012) during the horrific massacre enacted upon Sandy Hook Elementary School. Ana was born in Hartford on April 4, 2006, and lived in Bloomfield before moving to Canada and recently settling with her family in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown. Ana's love for singing was evident before she was even able to talk. In a musical family, her gift for melody, pitch, and rhythm stood out remarkably. She never walked anywhere! Her mode of transportation was dance. She danced from room to room and place to place. She danced to all the music she heard, whether in the air or in her head. Ana loved her God, loved to read The Bible, and loved to sing and dance as acts of worship. We ask that you pray for the legions of people who are left behind to cherish memories of her. Ana is survived by her father, Jimmy Greene, a jazz saxophonist and an assistant professor of music at Western Connecticut State University; her mother, Nelba Márquez-Greene, program coordinator for the Family Therapy Institute at Klingberg Family Centers and Central Connecticut State University adjunct faculty; and her brother, Isaiah, a happy, intelligent and musical boy who loves hockey and very much misses his sister. Nelba Márquez-Greene said she hopes the tragedy of the school shooting will bring a greater awareness to mental health issues and to reduce the stigma attached to those with mental illness, perhaps preventing tragedies like the one that took Ana's life. Information on how those with mental illness can get help can be found at Cards for the Márquez-Greene family may be sent to WCSU, Department of Music, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to Klingberg Family Centers at 370 Linwood St., New Britain, CT 06052. A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 22, 12 Noon, at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield. The visitation will be from 10 a.m-12 Noon, prior to the service, at the church. Her burial will be private. Donations in Ana's memory may be made to The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Western Connecticut State University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 181 White St., Danbury, CT, 06810 or; or The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Family Therapy Fund, care of the Outpatient Clinic/Family Therapy Institute, Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood St, New Britain, CT 06052 or or The Artist's Collective, 1200 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112. In addition, friends have set up a fund to support the Marquez-Greene family at For online condolences please visit

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Published in Danbury News Times & Connecticut Post on Dec. 20, 2012.
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April 18, 2020
Breana Balegal
December 14, 2019
Still thinking of you Ana, and always remembering love wins..
October 3, 2019
Ana was so adorable. May Jesus keep her safe...
August 24, 2019
Sweet baby. Heaven is filled with your giggles and glee. God bless your family. And God bless you, Jimmy. It is profoundly clear that little Ana Grace's departure left a gaping hole in your heart that nothing else will ever fill. Your messages to her are so sweet. God bless you.
Lola M.
August 23, 2019
Ana will always be missed by everyone who loved her. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Marquez-Greene family.
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Valenda Newell
May 1, 2017
Ana may you remain in gods loving arms forever.
April 12, 2017
happy easter ana,love you
April 2, 2017
happy birthday ana ,on april 4 ,love you
March 23, 2017
love you ana
December 16, 2016
merry xmass
james havens
November 9, 2016
love you jimmy
james havens
October 13, 2016
Praying for your family always.
October 12, 2016
will be thinking of you ana ,love jimmy
jimmy havens
September 2, 2016
thinking of you ana at the wizard of oz play,you would have loved it ,love jimmy
jimmy havens
August 3, 2016
ana lolly pops for you from my heart to yours ,love always jimmy
jimmy havens
June 7, 2016
ana you are always on my mind ,love jimmy
May 14, 2016
flowers for ana ,love you jimmy
April 12, 2016
love jimmy
April 2, 2016
happy birthday ana on april 4,love you jimmy
March 23, 2016
happy easter
ana wishing you a happy easter ,love jimmy
February 9, 2016
miss ana happy valentines day ,love you jimmy
January 15, 2016
always thinking of you ana,love jimmy
December 19, 2015
merry xmas ana, love you jimmy
December 13, 2015
November 19, 2015
love you jimmy
October 14, 2015
candy for ana
wishing you a happy halloween ana ,candy for you ,love jimmy
September 9, 2015
ana,thinking of you ,love jimmy
August 7, 2015
a candle for ana
July 29, 2015
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful child. Keeping your family in prayer.
July 7, 2015
June 16, 2015
ana wishing your dad a happy fathers day ,love you jimmy
May 14, 2015
for you ana,love you jimmy
April 6, 2015
I was watching Ana and her brother on the piano and she brought so much joy to me in my moment of pain until I saw Ana. She's truly God's angle and touching the world with you all love for her . God gave her a true gift that shows in her eyes and smile. Ana was your gift that God allow all that knew her-they were surely rewarded in her six years here on earth. Fine peace in what Ana accomplished in six years that many won't in a lifetime. Thank you Mr. & Ms. Greene for sharing Ana's story.

Happy Birthday,
April 4, 2015
To the Family of Sweet Little Ana Grace Marquez-Ggreene , my sincere sympathy and deepest condolences. May you find comfort from these two poems: "Oh, please don't feel guilty, it was just my time to go. I see you are still feeling sad, and the tears just seem to flow. We all come to earth for our lifetime, for some it's not many years, I don't want you to keep crying. You are shedding so many tears. I haven't really left you, even though it may seem so. I have just gone to my heavenly home, and I'm closer to you than you know. Just believe that when you say my name, I'm standing next to you. I know you long to see me, but there is nothing I can do. But I'll still send you messages and hope you understand that when it's time to "cross over," I'll be there to take your hand."
"Keep my memory with you. You see memories never die. I will be there with you . When you look across the sky, I will be there in the clouds. In the birds that fill the air. In the beauty of a fragrant rose. You will find my memory there. You will feel me in the Tenderness of a tiny baby's touch. You will hear me if you listen, in the twilight's Gentle hush. When your hearts are heavy. and you feel that you are alone, just reach down deep inside of you, for your heart is now my home. I will always be with you. I will never go away. For I will live on in your hearts, forever and a day. I will never be gone from you because I will always be a part of you alive within your hearts forever and always. I miss you and will always love you." (CL)
April 4, 2015
Happy Happy Birthday little Angel.
April 3, 2015
Wishing you a Happy Birthday tomorrow sweet Ana!
April 3, 2015
ana grace marquez greene happy birthday i will be thinking of you on april 4 ,love jimmy
February 14, 2015
Thinking of your family. I pray you are receiving God's blessings and comfort even now (Philipians4:6,7). May you look forward to the time when God ends sorrow, pain and death. I send my love.
February 11, 2015
happy valentines day ana,love you jimmy
January 16, 2015
thinking of you ana on this winter day ,love you jimmy
December 17, 2014
Praying for all 26 families who's loved ones were lost. I pray that in each passing moment your hearts are filled with unspeakable joy in knowing they are all with the Heavenly Father, safe in His arms. Peace be with you.

The White Family
J White
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