Retired Nurse and Longtime Owner of Hotel Stanley in Chelsea
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, March 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere for Anne M. (Todino) McNeff who died peacefully on Monday, February 13, following a long illness. She was 89 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following the visitation at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett. Entombment immediately following will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Columbarium, Everett.
She was a native of Everett, born on August 29, 1933 to her late parents, Pellegrino and Mary (Flammia) Todino. Anne was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1951 and also graduated from the Winthrop School of Nursing, Class of 1962. She worked as a nurse for more than 20 years at thande Winthrop Community Hospital while raising her four children.
When Anne left nursing, she became the owner of the Hotel Stanley in Chelsea. Her stories and encounters were endless for the duration of her 45-year ownership. She retired at age 80.
Anne had a great passion for theatre and Broadway shows. She was a very active member of the Winthrop Playmaker’s, where she wore many hats including treasurer, producer and performer. Anne was also very active in the Women’s Catholic Club, Winthrop Ladies Lodge of the Sons of Italy, St. John the Evangelist choir and she was an avid movie buff.
She was the loving mother of Matthew J. McNeff and her husband, David J. Russo of Watertown; Maria A. Hawkins and her husband, Russell of Burlington, IN, Christina McNeff and her husband, David Bowles of Dunoon, Scotland and & the late Peter J. McNeff. She was the grandmother of Sarah and Keith McNeff, the dear sister of the late Palma Nolan, Mary Visone, Helen Jensen, Constance Thomas, Pat, Angelo, John and William Todino. Anne was the former wife of James V. McNeff.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS or to support or attend your local community theatre.
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Funeral arrang.ements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood, Home for Funerals of Revere.