Elizabeth Ann Filasky
September 9, 1928 – January 3, 2016
Elizabeth Ann Filasky, age 87, of Galena, MD and formerly of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2016.
Ann was born on September 9, 1928 in Glen Cove, NY, located on the North Shore of Long Island and was the first child born to her parents, Jeremiah and Elizabeth Healy, who were Irish immigrants. During the Great Depression, she and her mother lived for a year in Ireland while her father could get established. Ann was raised as a devout Catholic and it was during Sunday mass when she would be spotted by her future husband, Raymond who described seeing Ann a number of years later in a voice recording he made for her: “Some years ago, I saw the most beautiful girl walking down the aisle for communion and I fell in love with her.” The couple was married in St. Patrick’s and together shared 67 years of marriage.
In addition to raising her family, Ann worked as an administrative assistant with the family business, Filasky’s Ag Service. She was active in her church where she taught Sunday school and participated in bible study groups. Ann was a longtime member of the Shorewood Estates Garden Club. In her leisure time, she enjoyed needlepoint and knitting. Kind-hearted and thoughtful, Ann never forgot a loved ones birthday and was known to have a greeting card for every occasion. She was happiest in the company of her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she adored. Ann’s parting gift to her loved ones was to comment, “I have had a wonderful life.” and sing “We’ll Meet Again” in her final conscious moments.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen Healy. Ann is survived by her beloved husband, Raymond Filasky; children, Raymond Filasky (Eileen) of Mechanicsville, VA, John Filasky (Cindi) of Middletown, DE, Roseanne LeRoy of Fairhill, MD and Peggy Filasky of Redding, CA; brothers, Jeremiah “Bud” Healy and William “Bill” Healy, both of La Quinta, CA and Thomas Healy (Fran) of Glen Cove, NY; 12 grandchildren, Karen, Jason, Julia, Johnny, Meg, Timothy, Matt, Carmen, Christopher, Jake, Elizabeth and Makayla; and 6 great grandchildren, Miranda, Georgia, Frank, Declan, Teagan and Juniper.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday morning, January 8, 2016, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Old Bohemia Cemetery, Warwick, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd Street, Ste. 1100, New York, NY 10016.