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Anna R. (Zambiella) Richmond

September 13, 1938 - August 6, 2019

          Anna R. (Zambiella) Richmond, age 80, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

          Born in Oakville CT, in 1938, she was a daughter of the late Gennaro and Madeline (Desena) Zambiella.  Anna graduated from Watertown High School in Connecticut and attended Post Junior College.  Following college, she worked in banking and business.  Later, she was a supervisor for J.C. Penney Custom Decorating.

          Dedicated to her family, Anna enjoyed every moment spent with them, especially her precious grandchildren.  She loved having everyone together for the holidays.  Anna was a member of Holy Family Parish, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and served on the Dream Team and other committees.  Above all, she will be remembered as a selfless, loving and kind woman always taking care of others. 

          In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Iannotti; and brothers, Andy Zambiella and Jerry Zambiella.  She was married to and is survived by the love of her life of 57 years, Robert Richmond.  Holding her forever in their hearts are her daughters, Beth and Bill Cummings and Traci and Dennis Kocher; and grandchildren, Tori, Kyle and Carlee Kinsler and Lexi and Hannah Kocher; all of whom she cherished and loved.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass in Remembrance of Her Life will be offered at 12 noon.  Interment will be held privately at a later date in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Anna’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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13 Guestbook messages for Anna R. (Zambiella) Richmond

  • Dear Mr. Bob, Beth and Traci,
    I’m so very sorry about the passing of your wife & mom. She was my favorite neighbor mom. She was always so sweet & kind. She was a great friend to my mom & dad.
    You all were her greatest joy. I’m lucky to have known her and all your family.
    God bless you,
    Mary Leach Taylor

  • Bob,Beth & Traci.
    So sorry for your loss. She was a great person.

  • Bob , Beth and Tracy. This is very sad news I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you all. Rest in peace sweet Anna! I will never forget you. xoxo❤

  • Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Richmond family,
    Carole Leach

  • Mr. Richmond, Beth, Tracy We are so sorry to hear about Mrs.Richmond. We lived across the street for 5 years and she was my favorite neighbor and one of my Avon customers. Mrs Richmond was always so caring and I really enjoyed talking to her through the years. Your family our in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My Mom and I are so sorry for your loss!! She was a wonderful friend and neighbor!! Our hearts go out to you!❤️

  • I have always been grateful for the caring hospitality the Richmond family showered on me when we were all a bit younger. And the hospitality Blitz was lead by dear Ann. She no doubt rests in peace while I pray for God’s comfort and blessing upon all those who will miss her, and especially her wonderful family.

  • Dear Bob, Beth and traci,

    Just some fond memories of times long ago: Anna taught me hospitality. No matter what time we’d stop by, we always sat around the kitchen table and she’d pull out the Charlie Chips can….and stop whatever she was doing to sit and spread joy. The children would ALSO have to make an appearance to say hello. Maybe they stopped by for the Charlie Chips! One of the best times we had together was at a wedding on a boat in Annapolis Harbor. My Bob couldn’t attend so you made me feel included in all of the fun.

    Let the memories of good times envelope you as you grieve.

    Jan Parsons

  • A lifetime together is never enough I’m thinking of both of you with love.

  • Traci, I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. My condolences go out to all your family.
    Love and prayers, Pat Lesky

  • Dear Bob, Beth, Tracy
    So sorry to hear about Ann we have been neighbors for almost 50 yrs we all certainly enjoyed our pools at the time. Will be thinking of your family.

  • Mr. Richmond, Beth, Traci and family,

    May God keep you in his arms and give you all strength through one of life”s most difficult Journeys. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

    Joni Anderson Manuel

  • Prayers to the family as you go through this difficult time, She was the sweetest woman ever and will be deeply missed. Love you guys ❤️