In CT Hospice, Branford, Aug. 19, 2004, Annie Stamatien Holtz, wife of Harold J. Holtz of 98 Island Ln., West Haven, mother of Ann Bartiss of West Haven and June Holtz of Palo Alto, CA, sister of Catherine Stamatien of West Haven, Crene Ferraro of Orange, Alexander Stamatien of West Haven, Aristotle Stamatien of Monticello, NY, Pericles Stamatien of West Haven and the late Victoria Apuzzo and James Stamatien. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and 17 nieces and nephews. Annie was born in New Haven, Oct. 7, 1921 a daughter of the late George D. and Maria Tomkow Stamatien. She had been a member of Christ Episcopal Church of West Haven for 57 years. Memorial service Tues., Aug. 24, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, West Haven. Contributions may be made in Annie's memory to Christ Episcopal Church, 28 Church St., West Haven, CT 06516. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.

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  1. I think of my family members every day. But my Aunt Annie holds some of my fondness memories. I used to ride my bike to see her. Just to be with her was soothing. We had so much in common. We loved to work in he garden and mow the grass. She loved to laugh yet she could be serious and sensible. Many times I confided in her and she never once betrayed a confidence. I am so proud to have had our chats and luncheons of grilled cheese on rye or tea with toasted pound cake. She was more than an Aunt. She was my friend. I know she understands why it’s taken me so long to publicly pay respects. It’s something very difficult for me. I will always cherish those days. Much love to my cousins Anne and June and their families. And especially to my Uncle Buddy who just loved to tease the heck out of me. God Bless you all.

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