Anna in 1987
Anna Marie Williamson
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 7, 1931
  • Date of passing: Mar 2, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Newark, Delaware, United States
Life is not measured by the number of breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anna Williamson, 85, born on January 7, 1931 and passed away on March 2, 2016. We will remember her forever.

She was "Anna" to her parents.  "Annie" to siblings. "Ann" to her friends. "Aunt Annie" to her nieces and nephews. "Mom" to her children, "Mrs. Williamson" to their friends.  And eventually to her grandchildren and almost everyone else she was lovingly referred to as "Granny."  

She is survived by her children Andrew Williamson (Janine), Anthony Williamson (Laura), Cindy Lippencott, and Jennifer Duca (Wayne), eight grandchildren, Tony Williamson, Ashley Williamson, Laura Williamson, Gary Williamson, Lindsay Klashus, Kelsey Lippencott, Jaime Duca, Kristi Duca and a brother, Carl Chiappini.

Anna Williamson worked as a secretary at Industrial Lift Truck Company of Delaware and as a cafeteria worker at Christiana High School and other nearby schools in the Christina School District from 2001 to 2007.

Anna will be honored at private memorial celebration of her life on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association on behalf of Anna M. Williamson.  (American Heart Association acknowledgements can be sent to Williamson Family, 101 SW 54th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33914.)

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sue Hornung on 9th March 2016

"I was saddened to hear of Granny's passing but was happy to learn that all of granny's children and grandchildren were able to spend her last days at her side. While I had only a few days to get to know her, I can say that my round trip train adventure with her a few years ago to Charleston would have made a very compelling commercial for Amtrak. Granny enjoyed life and it was contagious! She relished all the goodies we packed for snacks for our trip and couldn't wait to hear what the food car had to offer at meal times. When Captain Morgan came out of my snack bag to join our cokes at cocktail time, she relished our sneaky secret. We got to giggling at some point and nearby passengers joined in the revelry.  She never complained during the lengthy journey and time flew by in her delightful company. Andy was grateful Granny had a traveling companion on her long journey, but truly I was the lucky one! Getting to know her was a treat.  
My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom, Andy.  She made such an amazing impression on me over just two days, so I can imagine what a treasure she has been for you and all of your family during her lifetime.Janine, I know you will miss her sense of humor and wonderful advice. You were lucky to have such a terrific mother-in-law.   Laura and Gary, hugs to you at this diffcult time.  I hope that the sorrow you are feeling now is soon replaced by wonderful memories of this very special lady."

This tribute was added by Laura Ann on 8th March 2016

"I miss you very much Granny it is very hard to not be able to call you every day, I cherished our phone calls. You were one of my dearest friends. I can only hope to be half the person you were one day. Everyone was drawn to you because of how kind you were and how much you made everyone laugh. It is so hard to not have you in my life any more but I'm so grateful for all the beautiful memories you gave me."

This tribute was added by Judy Salmon on 8th March 2016

"My dear cousin, I will miss you always but I will treasure all of our times together and our many phone calls.   You were a powerful and courageous woman and a true treasure to know. My family and friends always enjoyed your company. Especially, your Tater Tot,Tom!! You always had him laughing no matter what. Whether it was a funny joke or getting cheated playing cards. I thank you for always listening and caring about me and being the voice of reason for me throughout the years. Jarrod and Lindsay always enjoyed your visits! Fun times like making pasta and having a great time with you at Jarrod's wedding! We were glad you could be there with us. So many wonderful memories that we will always cherish but your smile and infectious laugh will be missed the most. Tom and I are grateful for having you in our lives. Rest in peace. Love ya ,Cousin Annie"

This tribute was added by Diane Brahy on 8th March 2016

"I had the privilege and JOY to work with Anna as her Manager at Christiana High School. She came to work with a smile on her face and PUT smiles on all our faces!! She had the most wonderful sense of humor and I shall always think of her as my "Anna Banana".Rest in peace, my friend. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Jeanette Krause on 6th March 2016

"Andy, Anthony, Cindy and Jen---I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person and I will always remember her infectious laugh.  I can still hear it now, and I am sure she will be watching from heaven and smiling down on her whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lippencott on 6th March 2016

"I love you Granny! I always remember coming over as a little kid for the world's best chicken noodle soup. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. I wish that I lived closer so I could visit you more often but I know you always kept me in your thoughts. You had one of the biggest hearts and were such a generous, loving person. I will never forget you and miss you everyday. Love, Kelsey Lippencott"

This tribute was added by Cindy Lippencott on 6th March 2016

"Best mommy ever!  I can't imagine what is was like raising four children on your own.  I know we didn't make it easy!  But you never gave up on us, persevered and even welcomed our cousins and friends into our home.  You were truly a special soul who touched the world around you making it a better, brighter place for everyone.  We miss you!!!"

This tribute was added by Janine Smith on 5th March 2016

"Granny, I was honored to have you as a mother-in-law.  From the beginning you welcomed me into the Williamson family. You always gave me wonderful advice, kept me laughing and was there to talk.  I will never forget you.  I am sure you are up in heaven making everyone laugh."

This tribute was added by Laura Ann on 5th March 2016

"I remember going over Granny's when I was little and she would always have food. My favorite was spaghetti. She would have us watch movies and anything with physical comedy where a guy would fall over, or get hit by something, or get hurt somehow would make her laugh so hard. I remember she would let me do her make up and I would put giant pink circles on her face out of lipstick. One time she forgot she was wearing the make up and went out to get the mail and when she got back inside she saw herself in the mirror and went "i look like a clown! no wonder everyone was staring at me like a crazy person!". She was always joking and laughing. She was always making fun of herself. She didn't care. All my friends loved her, I could bring them with me when I went to visit and she would feed us and make us laugh. She was the best. She was the sweetest person I ever met. I love you, Granny. I miss you so much."

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