Anna “Ann” Schweizer, passed away n the morning of January 9, 2019, Ann passed away peacefully at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ann was 79 years old.
Ann was born on December 12, 1939, in the borough of Queens, New York. She was the youngest of seven children (Jack, Fred, Barbara, Katherine, Dorothy, and Fran), born to John and Barbara Holleritter, all of whom preceded her in death.
Ann liked to keep busy. In addition to raising three children, she worked as an ice cream store owner and operator, her last ice cream venture being Scoopy Doos Ice Cream in West Islip, New York.
After moving from New York to Red Lion, Pennsylvania in 2009, Ann eventually rented space at the Markets at Shrewsbury, where she primarily sold crocheted items that she personally made. Shortly after Ann’s retirement from the market, she moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina to be able to spend some time in a warmer climate.
Ann had a variety of interests. She loved to crochet, making afghans and baby blankets for friends and family. When she moved to North Carolina she insisted on bringing 4 shelving units of yarn with her, much to her son in law’s dismay. Ann also enjoyed taking care of her plants and watching the Hallmark Channel. She was “proficient” in the use of the iPhone, often accidentally texting pictures of floors or ceilings and claiming the phone was broken.
Ann was a devout Catholic who regularly attended services at St Elizabeth’s in Melville, NY and then St. Joseph the Baptist Catholic Church, New Freedom, Pennsylvania.
Ann’s passion was her family, all of whom survived her. She enjoyed taking care of her husband Walter, shopping with daughter Faith (spouse Bob), attending son Walter’s (spouse Michelle) stock car races, and attending daughter Ann Marie’s (soon to be spouse Keith) dance recitals and concerts. She adored her grandchildren; Taylor, Caden and Avery and was very excited to learn that she had a new granddaughter due in Summer 2019. Ann was also a lover of animals. She had a number of pets (too many to name) and loved her current grand-pups; Kabuki, Jeter, Buddy, and Bella.
A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 12, 2019, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811
Visitation will follow from 12:00 to 2:00. All friends and family are welcome to join the family in honoring Ann’s life.