Connie Anderson (Moliterni), 96, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Connie’s joyful and loving spirit made the world a better place and she will be deeply missed. Through her fun-loving nature, she helped us to enjoy and celebrate life, and to appreciate even the most simple moments together. She was always ready with a compliment and an encouraging word, and showed us how to live with joy, kindness, and courage. We treasured our time with her and will miss her beautiful smile and her tender heart. She was born on Oct. 9, 1923, on Staten Island, one of 8 children to Anthony and Mary Moliterni. She grew up in Mariner’s Harbor, where she enjoyed being part of a large extended family. She loved music and sang in the choir at St. Michael’s Church. After graduating from Port Richmond High School, she worked as a stenographer for a law firm in Manhattan. She and her husband, Russell Anderson, married in 1950 and lived in the Todt Hill projects, before settling down in Bulls Head, where they raised their three children, Russell, Linda, and Frank. Connie was a talented artist, who created a beautiful collection of art with acrylics, pastels and wood carvings, inspired by her sensitive awareness of nature and her appreciation of beauty. She took pride in artistic recognition she received from participating in various art shows and contests. She enjoyed volunteer work at the Port Richmond LDC, and with tutoring of elementary school students. Her beloved husband passed away in 1971. She was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church and studied the scriptures throughout her life. She found particular comfort and inspiration from the writings of St. Francis of Assisi. “Wear the world as a loose garment” was guidance that she tried to embody. She was the second oldest of eight children. Her brothers, Frank Moliterni, Tony Moliterni, Jr., and John Moliterni predeceased her. She is survived by her three loving children, Russell Brian Anderson, Linda Anderson Krech, and Frank Anderson, and her son-in-law, Gregg Krech. Connie leaves behind her loving grandchildren, Chani Rose Krech and Abbie Linh Krech, her brothers, Donald Moliterni and Sam Moliterni, and sisters, Jo Lawler and Millie Powell, as well as many nieces and nephews, Please make a donation in Connie Anderson’s name to a charity of your choice for health care workers and the fight for a cure for COVID-19. Due to the current health crisis, funeral and burial services will be private, and a loving memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
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