Ann Marie (Kreis) Kinnaman
January 26, 1933 - December 9, 2017
Ann Marie (Kreis) Kinnaman, age 84, of Newark, DE, died on Saturday, December 9, 2017 after a courageous and gracefully fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mary and Richard G. Kreis, Sr. In 1950, Ann Marie graduated from Marywood Seminary in Scranton and entered the business world. In 1958 she married John F. Kinnaman; they moved to Delaware, raised their family, and were actively involved in their community.
For twenty years Ann Marie worked as a legal secretary at Cooch and Taylor Law Firm. She was very involved in her parish, serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. John/Holy Angels for many years. An enthusiastic bridge player, she loved her bridge friends, many playing together for over 50 years.
In addition to her parents, Ann Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Jack Kinnaman; infant son, John Francis; son, Richard; and grandson Joshua Cookson. She is survived by her children, Mary F. Goff (Todd), Patricia K. Brown (Mike), Suzanne M. Kinnaman, and John J. Kinnaman (Wanda); grandchildren, Ryan Brown (Michelle), Meghan Buchanan (Luke), Hannah and Nicholas Wardell, and Sarah Kinnaman; great grandson, Everett; sister, Mary R. Scanlon; brother Richard G. Kreis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday morning, December 18, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann Marie’s memory may be made to the The NEA Foundation, Memo: Kinnaman Scholarship, Room 410, 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.