Anna Laquintano

  • Died: March 6, 2019
  • Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

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Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family


Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

LAQUINTANO

ANNA (nee Tori), age 89, of Havertown, Pa, died on March 6, 2019. Anna is pre-ceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 yrs. Angelo; her precious daughter Diane Miller; her son-in-law John Miller, Jr.; her great grandchild Morgan Miller, her parents, Joseph and Lucy Tori, her sister Deborah Paolucci, and her 2 brothers, Jonathan and Matthew Tori. She is survived by her son Daniel (Mary Ann Gross), her daughter Donna Laquintano; her grand-children, Dana (Paedrick) Holohan; Mark (Allison) Miller; her great grandchildren Colin, Liam and Ava Holohan; Eve and Annalise Miller; and her brother, David (Gloria) Tori.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing and on Monday, March 11, 2019, from 9:30– 11:15 A.M., at D'ANJOLELL MEMORIAL HOME OF BROOMALL, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall PA 19008. Funeral Service to follow at 11:30 A.M. in the Main Chapel. Interment Glenwood Memorial Garden.

Anna Laquintano, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother loved the Lord, first and foremost, and her family. Her faith was steadfast even during the greatest times of loss and trials. She was an example of light, hope and faith to all her friends and family. We will miss her tremendously but know she's having a great reunion with her Lord and Savior and her beloved family members that have gone on before her.

In lieu of flowers or prayer cards, donations can be made to Wycliffe Bible Trans-lators, Inc., PO Box 628211, Orlando FL 32862-8211 (for Christina Tori Graves), The American Heart Association; or Samaritan's Purse (samaritanspurse.org).

Remembering a Very Special Woman

Anna Laquintano was the precious second daughter of Joseph and Lucy Tori. She married Angelo in August of 1949. Together for 63 years, they had three children, Diane (Miller), Daniel and Donna.

Anna was a hard worker and a great student from her very early years. She worked in her parents' grocery stores before and after school. She skipped 2 one-half grades; was a team sports player; played piano and accordion (the squeeze box) and sang like an angel.

After her family moved to Overbrook, her brothers, before heading to work, took her in their truck back to Northeast Philadelphia every morning to finish her last year of high school. They would pick her up for her shift in the family store before going home to do her homework.

She worked in a bank directly out of high school, as she had done some business courses in high school. As a young teen she would spend lots of time at her aunt's and uncle's, helping them baste hems in men's suits for their suit making business. Her parents met at a men's suit factory when they came over from Italy. She also spent summers at her aunt's farm in New Jersey, tending to the animals and crops, and swimming in the lake when she had some free time. She was an excellent swimmer, even saving the young son of her best friend at a pool on a beach vacation in Wildwood Crest.

After working at the bank, she joined her parents' grocery store, living in an apartment above the grocery store, after marrying Angelo and until their first child Diane was born. They then moved to Drexel Hill to raise their family, and then on to Havertown. She moved onto another grocery business – Acme Markets – becoming head cashier and retiring from there as soon as her husband retired. Her daughters both had their first jobs at Acme – even a niece and a good friend of her daughter's – the manager would ask her if she had any other good employees to recommend. She instilled a strong work ethic in her children that was noticed and appreciated by others.

Anna enjoyed many years of retirement with her husband and family, travelling to Florida until they were more content to stay closer to home and help with her great-grandchildren as they came into the world. She loved to read – the Bible, her favorite book – and then she probably read all the Amish series of fiction there was in the local library.

She endured heartbreaking losses, yet was steadfast in her faith; a strong, independent woman who loved the Lord and her family with all she had. Anna always put the Lord first in everything she did, always encouraging her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to keep the Lord close.
She will be dearly missed by all but she is now home with her Lord and the loving family and friends that have gone before her.