Anne Schmitz McAviney died in New Haven on Jan. 20, 2003 at the age of 102. She was born in Derby, Oct. 6, 1900, daughter of the late Herman and Margaret Casey Schmitz. She spent most of her life in New Haven and Hamden. She was an honor graduate of Hillhouse High School, Class of 1918 and attended the Stebbins School after graduation. She was the widow of Thomas R. McAviney, they were married for 45 years. She leaves a daughter, Anne ''Nan'' M. and her husband, Robert L. Nolan of Hamden and was predeceased by a daughter, Joan M. Mooney of Wallingford. Mrs. McAviney leaves nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, Louis, Herman and George Schmitz, and a grandson Thomas C. Nolan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning January 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Rita Church with her nephew, Monsignor Gerard G. Schmitz, Rector of St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield as the celebrant. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery will be private. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita School, 1601 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.

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