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(Alex), 95, Silver Spring, MD. Passed away December 11, 2017 at Olney, MD. Daughter of John and Elizabeth (Stefan) Alex. Born July 27, 1922 in Scalp Level. Preceded in death by parents; brothers Stephen Alex and John Alex; sisters Mary Zamiska and Elizabeth Dull; and her beloved husband of 73 years William J. (Bill) Bossi. Survived by children Thomas, married to the former Joann Costanzo, Richmond, VA; James, married to the former Johanna Shea, East Falmouth, MA; Christine Bossi, married to Dr. David Galbraith, Altoona; Anne E. Bossi, Rumson, NJ; William J. Jr., married to the former Rebecca Liska, East Granby, CT; John, married to the former Tami Kern, Greensburg; and Susan Cargill-Collura, married to Santo Collura, Damascus, MD; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Edith Fyfe, Windber; Margaret Kowalski, Erie; and Leona Alex, Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Windber where she was a Eucharistic Minister. Known for her sweet smile and sunny disposition, Anne was a devoted wife and mother and a friend to many. She was very engaged in volunteering for the schools her children attended and the clubs they joined, as well as for other charitable organizations. She enjoyed cooking and baking and teaching others to make family favorite Italian and Hungarian foods. In her younger years, she regularly visited the elderly
and housebound in town to take them treats and spend time talking with them. A cheerleader and an A student in high school, Anne dreamed of going to college and becoming a writer, but financial circumstances precluded that. Instead, she went to work for Sears Roebuck in the shoe department. During World War II, she traveled to Detroit with her infant son to work as a Riveter in one of the factories making materials for the war while her husband served in the Army. After the war, Anne devoted
herself to being a full time wife and mother. Family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, Father Rod Soha, TOR, Pastor. Committal, St. Anthony of Padua Mausoleum. Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Anne.
Published on December 15, 2017
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