New Category: Mom Kept Everything

Mom had a bit of a hoarder mentality.  I think it was that she didn’t want to forget things, so if it had emotional meaning, she kept it, organized mind you, instead of throwing it out.

She did collect a lot of cookbooks, that was hoarder meets foodie meets great cook.

So, file these under Mom Kept Everything:

Now I never went to Disneyworld when they required tickets:

E-Ticket!

But this ticket was the first time I ever went to Epcot Center..

Mom had a program from the West Side Story Movie:

West Side Story Movie ProgramAnd an Autographed Duke Ellington program:

Duke Ellington Autograph

Obituary printed in the Rappahannock Record

Printed March 1st, 2012:

Anne W. DeNitto, 64, of Sarasota, Florida formerly of Alexandria and White Stone, died on January 25, 2012.

Survivors include her father. Dr. M. J. Waple Jr. of Foxwells; sons, Peter A. of Falls Church and Christopher of Sarasota, Fla.; sister, Linda Whitton of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; brothers, Marshall Waple, III of Estes Park, Colo., Joseph V. Waple, of Richmon and James R. Waple of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; three nieces, two nephews, and her granddaughter, Charlotte. Anne was preceded in death by her mother Nancy V. Waple of Foxwells, and her brother, William Braxton Waple of Foxwells, Va. Her daughter, Elizabeth M., of Sarasota, Fla., followed her in death on February 20, 2012.

After growing up in Alexandria and graduating from Francis C. Hammond High School, Anne attended Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she majored in cello performance and was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She played in several orchestras around the Washington D.C. area, including the Fairfax County Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Civic Symphony Orchestra, and for the American Light Opera Company and The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

In 1977 she moved to White Stone, where she worked as a paralegal and title examiner at the Law firm of Dunton, Simmons, and Dunton. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock, and sang in the choir. She continued her involvement in the theatre as well, performing at the Bayside Stage and later with the Lancaster Players. She appeared in over 14 productions, most notably as Dolly in “Hello Dolly,” Chelsea in “On Golden Pond,” and Aunt Eller in “Oklahoma!” She also performed many charity recitals, whose beneficiaries included The Lancaster County Public Library, Historic Christ Church, and the Kilmarnock Rescue Squad.

Anne was also a member of the Press Gang, a sea shanty group, performing in the United States at “Sail Boston,” for the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, and in multiple tours of the United Kingdom and Poland.

In 1990 Anne moved to Sarasota, Fla. She performed with the Players of Sarasota where she played Vera Charles in “Mame,” and the Arbiter in “Chess,” amongst her many productions there. Later, at the Golden Apple Dinner Theater Anne appeared both on stage and in the Orchestra. She played roles such as Domina in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Mother Superior in “The Sound of Music,” Aunt Nettie in “Carousel,” and as the mother in “Crazy for You.” Anne toured with the Golden Apple in “The Sound of Music” and “Oliver” in Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Malaysia, and in “La Cage aux Folles.”

Anne returned to Northern Virginia, and after some years working as a paralegal at Vinson and Elkins in Washington, DC, she later returned to Florida, first in St. Petersburg and finally again in Sarasota.

Anne had surgery in 2010 to remove a basketball-sized tumor that also took one of her kidneys, and though the Mayo clinic declared the tumor benign, she was back in the hospital in August of 2011 and diagnosed with advanced, aggressive, and very rare adrenalcortical carcinoma. She was able to spend 3 months of that time with her beloved granddaughter Charlotte, who was born just 3 weeks before Anne’s condition was diagnosed. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Historic Christ Church, Irvington. Interment will be in the church burying ground.

Memorial contributions may be made in Anne’s name to Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota/Manatee County, or to the University of Michigan’s Adrenal Cancer Program.

Memorial Service in Sarasota for Anne

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Word from Jeanette:

        I’m happy to announce at long last that a MEMORIAL SERVICE for ANNE DeNITTO will occur this coming Saturday, FEB 11th, 2:00 p.m.  FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 7750 BENEVA RD, Sarasota,  just north of SRQ Mall.

I know that some of Anne’s dear and loving friends will not be able to attend because of shows, prior commitments, etc.  This is very regrettable, I apologize deeply, but this is the 4th place I’ve looked at and requested, and still have to take a collection as a gift to the church.  Gary Reinstrom (of Faith Lutheran) will pipe Amazing Grace, Jeanette on Piano or Organ, Drew singing “Eternal Life” (Prayer of St.  Francis.)”

The stained glass windows are magnificent. There will be words and sheet music for one of Anne’s favorite songs from a leading role in Oklahoma, “YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE” which will close the service. FOR MORE INFORMATION on the programme,  flowers, after ceremony – please write my email: JeanetteLaVoix@aol.com

Your support and company will be a joy to our dear Annie, adventurer, photographer, actress, cellist, chef, confidante, and an inspiration to us through the grace and dignity through her journey towards her new life with God and His Holy Angels. Thank you, truly, and please pass the word.

x0x Jeanette

 

Original Sarasota Herald-Tribune Obituary

Mom

 

DeNitto, Anne W.
Oct. 16, 1947 – Jan. 25, 2012

Mrs Anne W. DeNitto, 64, of Sarasota, formerly of Alexandria, Va. and White Stone, Va. died Jan. 25, 2012.
Survivors include her father. Dr. M. J. Waple Jr. of Foxwells, Va.; sons, Peter A. of Falls Church, Va., Christopher of Sarasota; daughter, Elizabeth of Sarasota; sister, Linda Whitton of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; brothers, Marshall Waple, III of Estes Park, Colo., Joseph V. Waple, of Richmond, Va., James R. Waple of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; three nieces, two nephews, and her granddaughter, Charlotte.

Anne attended Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she majored in cello performance and was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She played in several orchestras around the Washington D.C. area, including the Fairfax County Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Civic Symphony Orchestra, and for the American Light Opera Company and The Little Theatre of Alexandria.
In 1977 she moved to White Stone, Va. where she performed with the Lancaster Players. She appeared in over 14 productions, most notably as Dolly in “Hello Dolly,” Chelsea in “On Golden Pond,” and Aunt Eller in “Oklahoma!”
Anne was also a member of the Press Gang, a sea shanty group, performing in the United States at “Sail Boston,” for the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA., and multiple tours of the United Kingdom and Poland.
In 1990 Anne moved to Sarasota, Fla. She performed with the Players of Sarasota where she played Vera Charles in “Mame,” and the Arbiter in “Chess,” amongst her many productions there. She also performed at Theatreworks, and later with the Golden Apple Dinner Theater both on stage and in the Orchestra. She played roles such as Domina in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Mother Superior in “The Sound of Music,” Aunt Nettie in “Carousel,” and as the mother in “Crazy for You.” Anne toured with the Golden Apple in “The Sound of Music” and “Oliver” in Singapore and Malaysia, and in “La Cage aux Folles.”
Her interment will be at a later date at Christ Church, Irvington, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made in Anne’s name to Tidewell Hospice or to the University of Michigan’s Adrenal Cancer Program.