Ann Marie Danner, nee Rossi, age 63 of Wilmington, NC, unexpectedly passed away
at her home in Wilmington, NC, on 1 November.
Ann was born on January 9, 1958 in Kearny, NJ to Anthony Joseph and Ann Cecilia Rossi.
During her early years, Ann was an outstanding student with the ability to engage everyone around
her in an active debate across a wide range of topics. As the oldest child in the Rossi house, she
blazed the way for her brothers Tony and Dave, always taking time to share her life lessons and
support them with cheers at ballgames, rides to events or advice from her experiences. Ann
attended high school in Medford Lakes, NJ, graduating in three years with multiple academic awards
while becoming a mother to her daughter Sue. Ann later studied nursing, married and worked
several jobs while balancing the life as a mother and wife. Her giving heart called her to volunteer
and support children’s charities and the Red Cross for many years. During her time in New Jersey,
Ann made friends and memories that she kept close as her life transitioned to the south.
Ann moved to central Florida in the early nineties and began a successful career at Disneyworld
where she made many lifelong friends as she helped her parents care for her grandmother. After
leaving Disney in the late nineties, Ann decided to travel and went cross country by train, stopping
along the way to see America and ending her trip at a friend’s in southern California. Various odd
jobs and a year later, Ann moved to Wilmington and secured a job at Verizon Wireless where she
was still working when she passed. In Wilmington, she married again and raised a stepson for whom
she cared dearly. Ann loved the Catholic church and was very happy to have completed a pilgrimage
to Lourdes and St. Peter’s where she attended a Papal Mass.
Ann was blessed throughout her life with strong ties to many friends. She leaves behind her
daughter, Sue Newsom, her stepson, Marcus Browand, her goddaughter, Lauren Gleeson, two
grandchildren, her parents Ann and Anthony Rossi, two siblings, and all the special friends she made
throughout her life’s journey.
There will be a Memorial Service for Ann on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 5pm-7pm at Wilmington Funeral
& Cremation – Wilmington Chapel.
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