Ana Grace Márquez-Greene
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

Published by Danbury News Times & Connecticut Post on Dec. 20, 2012.
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We will never forget you. God bless your family, sweet Ana Grace.
January 14, 2021
you will be missed ana
January 13, 2021
she seemed like a wonderful little girl
January 13, 2021
Ana & Family

Ana as you walk with the angels may you Surround Your Family With Your Rays Of Sunshine.

Thinking of You

Heavenly Hugs
A Mom Of An Angel Cam
December 17, 2020
ana grace was an amazing girl may she rest in peace.
nathan rivera
December 12, 2020
she is an amazing girl. Rest in peace ana.
jordan rodriguez
December 12, 2020
August 28, 2020
God bless and comfort her and her friends - still in our hearts and prayers.
Nicholas Abbagliato
August 26, 2020
Breana Balegal
April 18, 2020
Still thinking of you Ana, and always remembering love wins..
December 14, 2019
Ana was so adorable. May Jesus keep her safe...
October 3, 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 24, 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
June 20, 2017
Ana may you remain in gods loving arms forever.
May 1, 2017
happy easter ana,love you
April 12, 2017
happy birthday ana ,on april 4 ,love you
April 2, 2017
love you ana
March 23, 2017
merry xmass
james havens
December 16, 2016
love you jimmy
james havens
November 9, 2016
Praying for your family always.
October 13, 2016
will be thinking of you ana ,love jimmy
jimmy havens
October 12, 2016
thinking of you ana at the wizard of oz play,you would have loved it ,love jimmy
jimmy havens
September 2, 2016
ana lolly pops for you from my heart to yours ,love always jimmy
jimmy havens
August 3, 2016
ana you are always on my mind ,love jimmy
June 7, 2016
flowers for ana ,love you jimmy
May 14, 2016
love jimmy
April 12, 2016
happy birthday ana on april 4,love you jimmy
April 2, 2016
ana wishing you a happy easter ,love jimmy
March 23, 2016
miss ana happy valentines day ,love you jimmy
February 9, 2016
always thinking of you ana,love jimmy
January 15, 2016
merry xmas ana, love you jimmy
December 19, 2015
December 13, 2015
love you jimmy
November 19, 2015
wishing you a happy halloween ana ,candy for you ,love jimmy
October 14, 2015
ana,thinking of you ,love jimmy
September 9, 2015
a candle for ana
August 7, 2015
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful child. Keeping your family in prayer.
July 29, 2015
July 7, 2015
ana wishing your dad a happy fathers day ,love you jimmy
June 16, 2015
for you ana,love you jimmy
May 14, 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 6, 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 4, 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
April 3, 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 14, 2015
happy valentines day ana,love you jimmy
February 11, 2015
thinking of you ana on this winter day ,love you jimmy
January 16, 2015
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
December 17, 2014
Ana was a cute, little girl. Two years has passed, but her innocence still remains among those who loved her, as well as to cherish every memory of her. My thoughts are still with Ana's family. May our loving God continue giving you all comfort and endurance to cope with your loss, and (John 5:29) be assured that our Lord will keep her memory close to him.
December 16, 2014
You are not forgotten, nor is your beautiful child.
December 14, 2014
two years ana ,two years of tears , love you jimmy
December 10, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Dorothy Hayes
December 9, 2014
Thinking of you and your family. I know you are watching over them. I'm sure you are running around in Heaven with all of your precious classmates. I find comfort in knowing you are all together in the arms of God.
Yates family
December 2, 2014
Ana Grace,

As we approach the 2nd anniversary of your tragic departure, I am reminded about what a wonderful little girl you were all the time. You made your parents, brother, family, and everyone very happy. When I am faced with difficult times, I think about your love of life including music, your family, fun, and all that life had to offer. Thank you Ana for being a special little girl. I am certain that you are in a nice place. Keep singing, smiling, and looking in on your parents. Most especially, keep a watchful eye on your brother as he was very close to you.
Angela T. Banks
December 1, 2014
ana be thinking of you on thanksgiving ,love jimmy
November 19, 2014
thinking of you ana ,love jimmy
October 15, 2014
love you jimmy
September 11, 2014
i know you love music,thinking of you ,love jimmy
August 14, 2014
flowers for ana ,we all love and miss you ,jimmy
July 17, 2014
Love u ana from sis jada
jada berry
May 10, 2014
I miss in love u
jada berry
May 3, 2014
Anna I know that I,don't know you but every time I look at your picture I just start busting out in tears I fell bad for what happened to you I tell God why did it have to be you at such a young age I know u did not want to die nobody wants to die and you little Angel had a whole life ahead of you I am 12 years old and I pray for u every night and all the pain your parents had to go through and the pain sucks they had to go through I guess it was your call time to go home with the Lord baby ana I really miss you look over your parents for me and tell them not to cry your hallways by their side rest in peace sweetie I'll see you one day friend ana
jada ber ft
May 3, 2014
April 9, 2014
Ana Grace, I know you had a happy birthday yesterday in heaven with your heavenly father and all your little friends. We will continue to keep your parents and brother in earnest prayer. Rest with God , little one.
Grace M
April 5, 2014
April 4, 2014
I am wishing you a very happy 8th birthday on Friday sweet girl! Blessings to you and your family.
April 1, 2014
ana i wish the greene family a happy valentines day ,love jimmy
james havens
February 13, 2014
bella b
January 29, 2014
my prayers are with you in your familey the angles are with her
marcia clement
January 5, 2014
Let There Be Peace On Earth!!

God Bless America , and All Of 'Her ' Dear Little Children !!!
January 4, 2014
Bella B
January 1, 2014
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.” Isa 65:19. A wonderful promise Ana Marquez-Greene is surely missed prayers go out to all the families and friends.
December 28, 2013
Bella B
December 25, 2013
Rest in peace sweet Angel Ana. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers always.
karen imbimbo
December 14, 2013
my prayers are with the family of ana grace today.god bless you all.
bella b
December 14, 2013
My daughter Kiran was 6 years old when this beauti. Every once in a while I cry myself to sleep thinking; this could've been her.
Ashley Shannon
December 14, 2013
Remembering beautiful Ana and keeping her and the Marquez-Greene family in my heart and in my prayers today and every day. Love always wins.
Mary Kinsley
December 14, 2013
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
December 13, 2013
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ana will not be forgotten. LOVE WINS; ALWAYS!
December 13, 2013
Beautiful little girl. Our hearts are with you and your family.
D See
December 13, 2013
Iwas watching the cbs morning show and was touched by Ana's dad letter to self and wanted to say, what a beautiful tribute from her dad. i love reading about her spirit. She lives in all of us. I feel your loss. i too lost a love one and feel hope for life after. i will also start writing. Please keep us inspired through your music. She is listening. We all are too.
December 13, 2013
god bless the family of prayers will be with you on the 14th
bella b
December 11, 2013
I'm sure you had a wonderful Thanksgiving in heaven with Jesus and your friends as it is probably thanksgiving everyday with your Heavenly Father. Wishing the Greene-Marquez family abundant peace during the holiday season and always.
Love wins.
Bernadette W. A.
December 4, 2013
And if I go, while you are still here...
Know that I still live on,
Vibrating to a different measure,
Behind a thin veil that you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I will wait there for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to the fullest.
And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
Lynn Westenberger
December 3, 2013
To the Marquez-Greene Family,
Thinking of you and your family every day and especially at this time of year. May you find peace this holiday season. We as a nation are still deeply affected by what happened and we will never forget them. Saw your Facebook page,it is beautiful but very sad. I am so sorry this happened to you and your family.
The Chermansky Family
Cumberland, Indiana
November 27, 2013
ana wishing 26 families a happy thanks giving, love jimmy
james havens
November 27, 2013
happy turkey day in heaven. ana grace. to the marquez- greene family and frinds. may our father in heaven bring you comfort this holiday season. may he bring you all comfort on the firts year mark on 14 that ana grace went home to be with jesus.god bless you all
bella b
November 26, 2013
Thinking of you and sending prayers and vibes of courage.
Your sweet little angel is looking on you.
Marielle Poirier
November 25, 2013
It can be so hard to face the first year without Ana , but God can give you all the strength you need to carry you through. He is aware of your pain and whatever you are going through emotionally. .. let him help you he knows what you need. (Jeremiah 29:12) . . .And YOU will certainly call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to YOU. . .
November 25, 2013
Thinking about you and the light you left to the world shines bright. Love wins.
October 3, 2013
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