Ann Marie Wagner
Ann Marie Wagner, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20th, at her Orwigsburg home of 47 years.
She was born in New York City on July 19, 1930, the daughter of the late Eileen (Minahan) and Michael Keane.
She married Harry C. Wagner on June 23, 1956, and they enjoyed 41 happily married years together until his death in 1997. In the years following his passing, Ann Marie lived her life fully and independently, frequently traveling to spend time with her four sons, grandchildren, siblings, cousins and other extended family and friends. A woman of strong faith, Ann Marie often commented in recent years that she looked forward to the time she would be reunited in heaven with her beloved Harry.
She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, and the Orwigsburg Women's League. She was also previously involved with Meals on Wheels and as a patron of the Schuylkill County Symphony and the Orwigsburg Library.
A graduate of the Columbia University School of Nursing, Ann Marie returned to the workforce fulltime after raising her four sons. She retired as the director of nursing for the former Leader Nursing Home in Pottsville.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sister Ellen Marie Keane, brother Gerard Keane and grandson Andrew Wagner.
Ann Marie is survived by sons Kevin Wagner of McSherrystown, PA; Brian Wagner and his wife Lisa of Gaithersburg, MD; Shawn Wagner and his wife Jenifer of Gettysburg PA; and Terrence Wagner and his husband David Edgerton of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Michael, Thomas, Heather, Conor, Kate, Ethan and Brody; brother Robert Keane and his wife Maureen of Burbank, CA; and nieces and nephews.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 29, 6 - 8 pm at Coffey Funeral Home, 91 N. Broadway, Tarrytown NY 10591.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Queen of Peace Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY at 10:30 am on Friday, August 30th.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary, 50 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown, NY, 10591.