Anna Mae (Doolin) D'Agostino
Age 94, on Monday, December 28, 2020, of Mt. Oliver. Loving wife of the late Albert D'Agostino. Mother of Joyce Ann (Rick) Cipollone and Gail Marie (Michael) Franwitt. “Grannie Annie” of Jessica (Bret) Hrbek, David, Thomas, Justin (Regina) Finley, Raeanne Finley, Casey Finley. “Great Grannie Annie” of Noah, Annie, Hunter and Luke Hrbek and Joslynn and Taylor. Mother-in-Law of the late John Finley. Sister-in-Law and best friend of Ruth Doolin. Sister of the late James, Maureen, Richard, and Kevin Doolin. How do I even begin to put into words the impact my Grannie Annie made on me? She loved fiercely. Her family was always #1. She was at every Nutcracker performance, chorus concert, high school play, & art show. She showed me the meaning of unconditional, unwavering love & devotion in the way that she cared for my Papap. She was passionate & creative. She could fix just about anything with her wealth of tools, do-dads, & materials in her basement. She made things ranging from jewelry to miniature houses, crocheted wall hangings to colorful sun catchers. She was so proud of her Irish heritage & had a shillelagh she wasn’t afraid to use. Her favorite color was green, of course. Grannie Annie was the QUEEN of games - cards, dice, board games...even though you might find the rules changing as the game progressed....we just call those “Grannie Annie rules.” She could kick anybody’s butt in Scrabble & loved crossword puzzles. She was a firecracker & loved to carry the flag in the Hillegass Camp 4th of July parade each year. Grannie Annie was the most organized & meticulous house keeper I ever met. It drove her nuts when I did things like drop the rose shaped soaps (that were only for decoration) down the laundry chute. Grannie Annie had a sense of humor. Every Halloween she would show up at our house with the same fake teeth & goggly eye thingies & loved scaring us each & every year. She loved to sleep in. I believe she’s likely the one who taught me to read a clock, because you did not wake up Grandma before 9am, even when we were at camp. She loved Bing Crosby but not Frank Sinatra. We would listen to the White Christmas album every year as we decorated her Christmas tree (with plenty of tinsel), while we drank eggnog (with plenty of nutmeg). She could be the most tan Irish woman I ever met. I’ll never forget her tanning oil that she would put on when we went swimming at Shawnee Lake every summer. She drove a little green car & had a CB radio on which she would talk to truckers on our way up to camp. Her handle was “Green Turtle.” Her “signature dish” was celery stuffed with cream cheese. I was a big fan of her fried zucchini & I have her to thank for my love of coffee in the morning & tea in the evening. Every year on New Years Eve we would bang pots & pans on her front porch. This year I will bang my pots & pans extra loud so she can hear them up in heaven. "Live each day to its ultimate good!" Due to the COVID-19 Orders visitations and services are private and entrusted to the care of Boron Funeral Home Inc. 412-882-1506. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Brentwood Meals-on-Wheels 3725 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.
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