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Anne Marie (Harvilla) Walsh, 87 – Loved to be Called ‘Nana’

Anne Marie “Mitzie” Walsh, age 87, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill, East, Pottsville

Born in New Philadelphia on March 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Blischok) Harvilla.

Anne Marie was a graduate of Blythe Twp. High School, Class of 1953 and she was a member of the former St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon.

She was the last member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 67 years, Joseph E. Walsh on May 11, 2021, sisters: Julia Barto and Eleanor Fudali, and brothers: Stephen, John, and Joseph Harvilla.

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Anne Marie is survived by daughter Eileen Morgan, Glenolden; daughter Anne Marie Weller and her husband Thomas, Schoentown; daughter Kathleen Wigoda and her husband Richard, St. Clair; son Joseph E. Walsh III and his wife Grace, Kingsland, GA; daughter Colleen Sullivan and her husband Timothy, Palo Alto; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Mom was the center and heart of our family. She answered to many names but her favorite was Nana (Nanzo, Winter, Mommy’s Nanny, White hair Nan and Nana Clause). She loved to brag about her grand and great-grandbabies to anyone who would listen. Mom was a great listener too…always welcoming, accepting and praying for those in need. Her prayer list was endless, She enjoyed bowling, “Fat Club”, bus trips, cruises, reading and HGTV.

Thank you to Doctors Cotter, Duffy, Chawluk, Narula and Shah for their exceptional and compassionate care. A special thanks to Mom’s angels from Schuylkill Home Care.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Port Carbon on Thursday, March 2nd, with Rev. Edward Connolly officiating.

Interment held in the St. Stephen Cemetery, Port Carbon.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Anne Marie to the Society of St. Stephen P.O. Box 104 Port Carbon, PA 17965.

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