It is with tremendous sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Anna. E Dietz of Chatham, NJ on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Formerly a resident of Orange, CT for nearly 60 years, Anna’s legacy is a lifetime of caring for others. She died peacefully while in the care of her family and hospice providers.
Anna was born to Edward and Jenny Seelbach of Ridgefield Park, NJ on October 28th, 1925. Anna completed Nurse’s training at Englewood Hospital School of Nursing and had a long and successful career as an RN, Hospice nurse and loving caregiver.
An avid gardener, Anna achieved Master Gardener’s status and was often found in her backyard where she grew roses, perennials, fruits and vegetables. Her love of gardens &, all things living was only surpassed by her love for her family. Anna was highly skilled in the arts of baking, knitting, sewing and quilting and produced many handmade treasures that she generously shared with family and friends.
Anna was predeceased by her two sisters, Edna and Irene, her brother, Daniel, and her beloved husband of 65 years, William J Dietz. She is survived by her 4 children: Kathleen Pesce, Janet Furrow, Carol Eisenhardt, and William H. Dietz, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews who will forever miss her unconditional love and her kind and generous nature.
Her family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to Mom’s caregivers. Those who wish to may make a memorial gift to Atlantic Hospice of Morristown, NJ or to the Connecticut Hospice, Inc. of Branford, CT.