Anna Kristine Nanamaker

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Anna Kristine Cote Nanamaker, 82 passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Masonicare Home Health and Hospice in Wallingford, CT. Beloved wife of 59 years to Fredrick W. Nanamaker Jr. They were an inseparable couple, with devotion to love, family and friends. Anna was born on September 20th 1930. She was the daughter to Anna Mae Olesen Cote and Raymond Cote of Hamden. She lived 45 years in Branford, before moving to Orange, and then to the Independent Living at Masonicare in Wallingford last year. Anna was the loving mother of three sons, Fredrick W. Nanamaker III and his wife Ann of Findlay, Ohio, David S. Nanamaker and his wife Maria of Guilford, CT. and Paul R. Nanamaker and his wife Lisa of North Branford, CT. Anna had four grandchildren that she was extremely proud of Benjamin, Bethany, Joseph, and Emma. Her brothers, Raymond and Bill Cote, and, sisters Gladys Roberts, and Edna Pearson predeceased Anna. Many nieces and nephews survive her. Anna was a 1947 graduate of Hamden High School. After raising her family, she worked at 960 Main St, Branford, CT, for over 18 years, for Dr. Richard Kaufman, Dr. Marvin Zimmerman, Dr. Denis Miller, Dr. David Eilbott, Dr. Robert Levine, and Dr. Edward Sheer, where she built very special friendships with coworkers that lasted a life time. Our family would like to thank the very special health care professionals from 5-2 cardiac unit, at Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Richard E. Kaufman and his staff, and also the staff at the Acute Care/Hospice facility at the Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, for all their dedication and loving care of Anna. Memorial contributions in Anna's memory may be made to Masonicare Home Health and Hospice c/o The Masonic Charity Foundation of CT. A memorial service to celebrate Anna's life will be held on Saturday, June 29,2013 at 10:30am at the Masonic Chapel in Wallingford, CT. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven.

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  1. Cari Dave,Maria,Emma e tutta la famiglia, siamo vicini a tutti Voi e con affetto vi abbracciamo. All our love and prayers. Donatella,Eugenio,Laura,Paolo e Nonna Italy, Jun 23,2013

  2. Dear Dave, Maria, Emma and family, We are so fortunate to have met your lovely Mom over the years and wish you our deepest sympathies. It was wonderful to see her last month at Emma’s play and just another example of the love she had for her family. All our love and prayers, Fran, Susan, Francis & Morgan McNulty

  3. Dear Dave,Paul Fred 111 and Uncle Fred,Aunt Ann was a very special Aunt. She was a wonderful wife,mom sister and Aunt. She showed love and kindness to everyone. I will miss her greatly. We hope to see you at the service on Sat. Lets plan to spend sometime together sharing the love that is your mothers legacy. Bill and I send our deepest sympathies and love.

  4. Dear Mr. N and Family, Our deepest sympathy from the Molta family. Mrs N was a wonderful friend and neighbor in Blackstone Acres. I loved babysitting for the boys for many years. My parents always said that whenever her name was mentioned, we all commented on the fact that she was such a nice, caring and gentle person.

  5. Dear Uncle Fred, Fred III, Ann. Ben, Bethany, Joe, David, Maria, Emma, Paul and Lisa. We do not mourn a loss this day, but celebrate a life well lived. Ann loved the Lord and shared His light with all of us. We will miss her dearly but, have absolute assurance we will see her again. We love you all and pray that you would know and experience her faith.

  6. Fred, my deepest condolences to you, your sons and their wives and your grandchildren. Ann was a wonderful sister-in-law and was not only my wife’s closest sister but one of her dearest friends.

  7. I remember Mrs. Nanamaker’s kindness growing up in Branford. She always maintained a beautiful home for the boys she raised.

  8. Paul and Family, So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

  9. We so enjoyed knowing Anna for the short time we did through her son Dave and daughter-in law Maria. We remember her as a beautiful and loving women. So sorry she has left us! Love Mack and Linda Mericle

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