Anna Marie Fisher, 75, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 9, 1937, daughter of the late Charles Hoffner and Marie (Short) Prell.
Anna spent her early years in Williamstown, N.J. She was a 1955 graduate of Glasboro High School and furthered her education at Temple University in Philadelphia. She raised her children in Clayton, N.J. and retired to Rehoboth Beach after a long career with Wawa Food Markets.
Anna enjoyed world travel and cruises, having visited the Caribbean, Europe, and much of the U.S. However, she was happiest when surrounded by her grandchildren, enjoying the beach, and an occasional manicure and pedicure.
In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Meaney (1998) and Eugene Fisher (2003); her son, Alfred Meaney (2012); and her granddaughter, Amanda Stubbs (2004). She is survived by her life partner, William Brown; six children: Richard Meaney II of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Janet Gambino and her husband Joseph of Clayton, David Meaney of Egg Harbor Township, Beatrice Preston and her husband Jay of Hamilton, N.J., Marie Fisher of San Francisco, Calif., and Dawn Stubbs and her husband John of Rehoboth Beach; 11 grandchildren: Kathleen Meaney, Tomara Blackburn and her fiancé Ryan Evans, Craig Blackburn, Jessica Preston, Louise Gambino, Adam Preston, Richard Meaney III, Johnny Stubbs, Jay Preston Jr., and Abigail Stubbs; two great-grandchildren: Jeanne Meaney and Ryan Evans Jr.; five siblings: Edward Hoffner, Richard Hoffner and his wife Peggy, Barbara Beacroft and her husband Skinner, William Prell, and Mary Macklin and her husband Mark; and her two loving cats: Mr. Boots and Lollipop.
A celebration of Anna’s Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Anna’s name.