Anna Amato

July 18, 1948 - January 29, 2019
Anna Amato

Anna Amato (July 18, 1948 – January 29, 2019)
Anna “Anni” (Fadejew) Amato, 70 of Southport, NC journeyed to the safe and loving
arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 29, 2019 at the SECU Hospice
House of Brunswick. Anna was born in Munich, Germany on July 18, 1948 to the late
Simon and Anna Fadejew. She was preceded in death by her brother Josef and is
survived by her beloved husband, Joseph; children, Simone Amato and Gianni Amato
and grandchildren, Makenzie Payne and Giovanni Amato Ellis. Anna is also survived
by her brothers, Peter Fadejew (Maria), Christopher Fadeyev (Karen) and sister,
Elizabeth Walsh (John).

Anni, born in Munich, Germany, emigrated as an infant with her mother and father to
the United States in 1949 where they eventually settled in Trenton, NJ. Anni attended
St. Peter and Paul Catholic grammar school and graduated from Cathedral High School
in 1966. After attending correspondence school in Philadelphia, PA, Anni began
working as an administrative assistant at Maguire Air Force base in NJ. After a time,
she moved to Washington, DC where she worked for the Department of Defense and the
National Highway Safety Board helping to create the then new seatbelt regulations.
After moving back to New Jersey in 1978, now with a husband and young children,
Anni found employment as an administrative assistant, with the Hess Corporation and
then finished her career as an executive secretary to the aviation director at Pfizer
Corporation, in 2009. During her time in NJ, Anni was very involved not only with her
children’s schooling at the Holy Cross Catholic School and church and then also the
First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square. When Anni relocated to Southport, NC
she continued in this spirit as a very active “Nana” in her grandchildren’s lives. When
Anni wasn’t baking or watching the Dallas Cowboys, she could be found working at the
Southport Presbyterian Church in Southport, where she was an active and invaluable
member or volunteering at the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary, where everyone thought
she was a member. Anni’s spirit was such that to meet her was to know her. Anni
passed with the peace of knowing that paradise awaited.

Our family is thankful for all the support and love given to us by our good friends,
family, church family at Southport Presbyterian Church in Southport, NC our friends at
the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary in Wilmington, NC, the SECU Hospice House of
Brunswick in Bolivia, NC and our friends and neighbors in the Arbor Creek

A memorial service in celebration of Anni’s life will be held on Friday February 15th at
11:00am at the Southport Presbyterian Church located at 1025 E. Moore St., Southport,
NC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Anni’s name to the Southport
Presbyterian Church, Southport NC or SECU Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia,

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  • February 04, 2019
    Fld says:
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Though words can hardly express the sorrow one feels over the loss of a loved one I pray that you cherish your many loving memories of Anna and that you are comforted by the God of all comfort Jehovah and his promise to erase sickness and death forever, Rev. 21:3, 4 and Isa 33:24. Please draw close to God in prayer and He will draw close to you, James 4:8.

  • February 05, 2019
    Kathy McCain says:
    You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your wife. Sincerely, Kathy McCain.

  • February 07, 2019
    Ginny Lasinski says:
    What a beautiful picture and obituary for such a beautiful person. My deepest sympathy Joe ,Simone ,Gianni , Makenzie and Giovanni. I know your hearts are broken . I will remember Anni always Not only as a good friend but as someone who brought joy and laughter to my life. Someone who loved her family and friends with her whole heart. I will miss my dear friend. I will think of her and all of you often.

  • February 11, 2019
    Dave Fisher says:
    Joe, my most sincere and deepest regrets for your loss. It's been a lot of years, but, you have always been in my fondest of memories. I will offer prayers for the repose of Anna's soul at my KofC meeting tomorrow nite. peace brother.

  • January 30, 2021
    Angela Amato says:
    Two years have passed... miss you Anni.. with love forever xox Angela