Anne Henderson, software consultant

February 12, 2020

Anne Henderson, 61, of the Independence Community in Millsboro  passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.  She was born Sept. 4, 1958, in Trenton, N.J., daughter of the late Robert and Nancy (Byrnes) Henderson.

Anne grew up in Bucks County, Pa., and graduated from Council Rock, Newtown, Pa.  After spending 10 years in Dallas, Texas,  as a computer software consultant she returned to the Delaware Valley area as an independent software consultant and trainer in Southern New Jersey.  Anne was a passionate Phillies and Eagles fan. She enjoyed skiing, snorkeling, gardening, zip lining, traveling, planning family gatherings, reading and word games.  Anne was a talented and creative interior designer, who totally refurbished their New Smyrna Beach condo, where she relished long walks on the beach with her husband. Her ability to turn an interior design vision into reality became a model for others to follow.  She had an infectious smile which drew you in and her competitive nature kept you engaged in conversation. Her roasted peppers were a family favorite.  Above all, Anne cherished time spent with those she held most dear.  She was a loving and devoted wife, sister, cousin, aunt and friend who was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Anne is survived by her beloved husband of 30 years, Joseph K. Cianela, who was always there for her, even as she took her final breath; her four siblings; and her many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Anne's memory to ALS Association Upstate NY, c/o Team Byrnes, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213, Liverpool, NY  13090.

Please visit Anne's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at



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