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Elizabeth Ann Filasky  

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.

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  1. June Burket, January 4, 2016

    May you always rest in peace Ann. My dearest sister-in-law you’ll always be remembered in my heart and prayer. God be with you. You’re loving sister- in-law June

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  2. Karen carlson argay, January 4, 2016

    So sorry for your loss .i have some fond memories of de and that big house we ran around in and the Ann party at Roseannes. She will be dearly missed we love her always. Love Karen and the carlson family

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  3. Beth Esrey, January 4, 2016

    John, Cindy and Family. I was truly saddened when Bri called to tell me that Grandma had passed away. She had a long life filled with the joy of all her family and friends and always had her best foot forward when facing each day. It is our loss and Heaven’s gain to be sure. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Beth and Jim Esrey

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  4. Cindy(Janucik) and Ed Grabowski, January 4, 2016

    What a loss for those Ann left behind…but what a gift she left her loved ones to remember. A beautiful person both inside and out. I had the honor of knowing her for so many years sharing in the life of the Filasky family via the friendship of our families. Rest in peace, sweet Ann. My prayers are for you and your family.

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  5. Sue Burns Hensley, January 4, 2016

    My deepest sympathy to you John and family. Your Mothers picture is stunning. Anyone can see why your Father fell in love with her at first sight. God Bless.

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  6. Sue Burns Hensley, January 4, 2016

    Please excuse my previous post. I meant to say your Grandmother and Grandfather. I have an excuse….brain surgery. Still I am deeply sorry.

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  7. Suz and Joel Tea, January 5, 2016

    Dear Ray Sr., Ray Jr., John, Roseanne, Peggy and Families,

    We were so sad to hear of the Loss of your Mother . We all benefited from her graciousness and kindnesses. Since our Dad had firsthand knowledge of how wonderful a person she was, I would like to say that he would have been saddened also; as he cared very much for and about her and you, her Family. Such a Litany-of-Losses makes Life extremely difficult for us all. Perhaps they are ..” up in THE CLOUDs”.. sending us down little glimmers of Light, Hope and Illuminations…

    We wish you strength in getting through her Memorial Service , we would be there if our health allowed. I wish you strength also; in going through the hardships of losing someone so near -and-dear for so long – over 50 years ! Please know that we have been – and continue to be; supportive of your Family(s).
    Very Truly,
    Suz & Joel Tea

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  8. Barbara J. Gruwell, January 5, 2016

    Dear family,
    It is so hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort
    in knowing all of you were a Special part of such a well-lived life.
    Ann was special to so many in her daily walk here on earth, and that was not
    always an easy path for her, but rarely ever complained. She was beautiful inside and out.
    What a beautiful angel God has in heaven. Ann has already met so many she knew and
    is making them smile.

    Just remember when the Lord calls your loved ones home He leaves a gift of memories in
    exchange and I know you have many to share. Memories are the legacy of love, and that is how I know you will fill your saddened hearts. It takes time. May God grant you strength, comfort and peace of mind in the difficult days ahead.

    I wish I could take away your pain, but know I am thinking of you and praying for you to get through
    this darkness .

    I loved her too.
    Barbara Gruwell

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  9. Adele Filasky, January 5, 2016

    My heart truly goes out to all of you. Ann was so greatly loved by so many … All feel this loss along with you. If anyone ever had a perfect loving spirit soul it was Ann. I loved her dearly and told her so anytime we saw one another or spoke. She exuded love caring and her laugh always showed her appreciation of humor . She will always be in my heart and I will
    Always love her. Yes… She was right… Until we meet again. My Love To You All , Adele. XOXO

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  10. Dana Greene, January 5, 2016

    John, Cindi & family/very sorry to hear of your loss. She sounds like a lovely person who left you with find memories. Will keep you in our prayers.
    Dana Greene (John Bumgardner)

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  11. Diane (Janucik) and Joe Poswinski, January 5, 2016

    Dear Ray and Family:

    So sorry for your loss. Ann, and the family, you were so special to us and our families. She was the finest Lady and such a pleasure to have known and the precious memories we have through the years. May peace be with you all. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Shane Filasky, January 5, 2016

    May aunt Ann rest in peace, she was such a loving sweet lady. Aunt Ann always made you feel loved and joy whenever we would come down to visit her and Uncle Ray . I have great memories as a young boy running around the farm with the Delaware crew and staying with Aunt Ann and Uncle Ray she always made you feel right at home one of the sweetest ant anybody could have. We know she’s in a greater place with the Lord and family. After my father passed Fred Filasky he left us with a message that he had woken up and spoken to the Lord and the Lord said everything will be ok I don’t know when I’ll see you again my friends but we will see each other again. At a celebratory lunch for his life after the wake as we finished this song from Jack Johnson has came on and spoke to the whole table we all felt it it was him saying goodbye for now. But also saying we will see each other again someday. It was amazing and with my father having such a strong personality he had given us many more signs after this ,that he was around in spirit . So death is sad but not the end. So may aunt Ann spirit soar with the rest of the angels. Love you aunt Ann.

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  13. Gail Ward, January 6, 2016

    My prayers are with Ray Sr., Ray, Roseanne, John , Peg and all grandchildren-this is a huge loss for all who knew her, but especially for all of you. I believe she was one of the greatest women that ever graced this earth. Beautiful inside and out, great sense of humor, very hard working, and a very loving soul. I will always remember her and miss her.
    ‘Til we meet again’,
    Much love,
    Gail and Matthew

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  14. Karen Filasky, January 6, 2016

    Dear Uncle Ray, Ray, Roseanne, John, Peggy and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of beautiful Aunt Ann. She was such a wonderful, loving, caring lady. She will be missed by us all. May she rest in peace.

    With all our love,

    Karen and Larry

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  15. Gary and Sue Alexander, January 7, 2016

    John,Cindy and family, so sorry for your loss. Our heart hurts for you all. Your Mom was a beautiful lady with a loving heart.

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  16. Roland Dey, January 9, 2016

    Dear Filasky Family:
    I was so shocked to read about our dear dialysis friend. I feel so sad and crying while I am writing this message to you all. My wife Pam Dey and I always enjoyed your sister and mother company thru the many tough days at dialysis in Middletown. Pam passed away in May 2015 after 40 yrs of marriage
    , and I know how alone you all feel. The emptiness in our house, the really tough nights lying in bed alone and not cuddling my honey hurts so bad. Keep Ann in your memories always. No one can replace her. My bervemeant counselor gave me a ritual I now follow. You all sit around the table at family gathering and everyone tells a story to remember Ann, some humorous memories or sad ones and it helps everyone. Do it!!!

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  17. Stephanie G, January 12, 2016

    Mrs. Filasky was such a kind and sweet woman! I truly loved being able to help take care of her. I even got to know Peggy well the last few weeks. You could see Mrs. Filasky’s kindness even in her daughter. I will remember how she always came in, dressed in the nicest clothes with her jewelry in, her hair all in place, and her infectious smile. You couldn’t help but smile when she was with you.

    My condolences to the rest of the family. May God hold you up and keep you strong during this time of grieving.

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