Beloved mother of Erin, Grace and Jacob, wife of Chris Embrey, daughter of Maurie and Mary Stevens and sister of Maurie Stevens, Jr., Jennifer Gonzales, Joan Andres, Tricia Koon, Joe Stevens, Michael Stevens and Dan Stevens, succumbed to her long fight against breast cancer at age 44. She passed at home in Falls Church, VA surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Anne will be remembered for her strength, humor and generous love. A Mass will be held for Anne at St. Phillip Catholic Church, 7500 St Phillips Ct., Falls Church, VA 22042, on Wednesday, March 27 at 1 p.m., with a gathering in the cafeteria immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ( are deeply appreciated to help fight the disease that took Anne too soon.

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I didn't know you long, but I think of you often. You were nothing but kind to me. I loved how much you loved Nickleback and till this day I think of you whenever I hear "How you remind me." The way you always spoke lovingly of your family was wonderful. It was just one of your many admirable qualities.
March 23, 2021
Great spirit. Supportive and wonderful
Micheal Cohen II
August 26, 2020
I am so very sorry on your deep loss of Annie. I remember her like yesterday in my class. You and all the family are in my daily prayers and thoughts. What a beautiful daughter, wife and mother Annie was.
God Bless You!!!
Patty Ferrara and family
April 21, 2013
Please accept my sincere condolences on Anne's passing. She was a wonderful friend to me, and I always admired her kindness, her spirit, and the love and devotion she had for her family. She was so very proud of her children! May God bless you all.
Jane Coyne
April 3, 2013
My sincere condolences to Annie's family. Rest in peace, Annie. Thanks for the haircuts.
Jim Jaques
April 1, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Annie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Love and friendship,
Amy Quigley (Ouellette)
March 29, 2013
I knew Annie in High School. I was very shocked to hear of her passing. She was a very nice and kind person. I am so sorry for your loss. Accept my deepest condolences.
Kimberly Taiedi Francis
March 29, 2013
Though it has been many years since I saw Annie, I remember what a beautiful, joy-filled woman she was. I am so,so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in prayer.

With love and prayers,
Stephanie (Weber) Kenneally
March 29, 2013
I enjoyed my time working with Anne at National PTA. Her funeral mass was such a lovely testament to her life and her faith. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Elizabeth Rorick
March 28, 2013
I worked with Anne many years ago at NAA and kept up with her life through mutual friends. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. She was funny and smart and far too young to go, but she will be remembered in the stories told of by her loved ones and in their hearts.
Gerette Braunsdorf
March 28, 2013
Dear Mary, Maurie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Annie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God's grace surrounds you at this time of grief.
Tina Johnson
March 27, 2013
Annie was one of the first people I met at Virginia Tech our freshman year. I had oh, so many joys with her. My heart is broken for everyone's loss.
Gina Wright
March 27, 2013
I haven't seen Annie in over 25 years, but was deeply saddened to hear about her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Jennifer Symonds Morrison
March 27, 2013
Although it has been many years since I was in touch with Annie, I remember her as one of the sweetest people I knew in my 8th grade year at St.Philips.

Sending thoughts and prayers to her entire family.
Vicki Henderson
March 27, 2013
Annie was such an instrumental part of my life, so much so that I cannot remember DJO and Virginia Tech memories without her figuring in them.

My thoughts go to her kids, husband, and parents and family.

She made an impact in the lives of those she knew, even when time separated them.
Cathy Ganley
March 27, 2013
Rest in peace Annie. Prayers for you and your family.
Francisco Gonzalez
March 27, 2013
Sorry for your loss. I have only been a neighbor of the NPTA for a few months, but I know how close the staff there was.
Marc Parsont
March 27, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Anne Ryan Hanafin
March 27, 2013
Our condolences to all of the Stevens at this time. Parents should not have to bury a child. Our prayers go out to all for strength at this time.
Mada Janosik Kam and Dick Forrest
March 27, 2013
With my deepest condolences, my prayers are with you all. Anne was a good supervisor when I worked at NPTA. She has left a legacy of kindness and love. These gifts will continue to have effect even though she has moved on to a higher level. I was blessed to have known her. my deepest condolences
Chad Jordan
March 27, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Annie will be remembered always.
Steve Donahue
March 27, 2013
My heart and prayers go out to the family. Annie was such a wonderful person.
Dave Temeles
March 27, 2013
I will always remember Anne as the fun loving, athletic, family oriented person she was. She fought this disease with courage and dignity and was an inspiration to all who had the good fortune of knowing her.
Ruth Ayres
March 27, 2013
To the family, May God comfort you all during this time. Although Anne has departed us physicially, but her memory and great spirit will always be with us. We thank God for Anne's life and her contributions to her family and our nation's 74 million children. She made a difference.
Otha E. Thornton Jr.
2011-2013 National PTA President-Elect
March 27, 2013
Good memories of Annie will always be in our hearts. Love, Joe & Jessica Kelty
March 27, 2013
To the family, and especially my student, Grace, please accept my deepest condolences.
Jim Watkinson
March 27, 2013
May the God of Comfort bring peace to those who mourn.
March 27, 2013
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