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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Anita Marie D. Anastasia, 84

Anita Marie Davis Anastasia of Norwalk, a former Westport resident, died April 27 at home. She was 84.

Born Aug. 28, 1930 in Norwalk,  she was the wife of the late Anthony J. Anastasia and the daughter of Arthur Davis, a former Norwalk police offficer, and Ann Elizabeth O’Connor Davis.

She attended St. Mary’s School, Center Junior High School and graduated Norwalk High School. She also attended writing courses at Fairfield University and Westport Continuing Education.

After her marriage, she moved to Westport where she lived most of her life. She worked designing the page layout for Brooks Community Newspapers.

She volunteered for the United Way, March of Dimes and The Jimmy Fund and gave generously to animal shelters, Boys Town and the Disabled veterans. She loved writing, music and sewing. She was an accomplished swimmer and a published poet.

She is survived by her four children, David, Donna, Gary and Jay, eight grandchildren, Denise, Steven, Nicole, Noelle, Justine, Anastasia, Jason and Ryan, and five great-grandchildren, Michayla, Diana, Marissa, Matthew and Tyler, as well as many other family members and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, William Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place on May 1 at Assumption Church, Westport, with burial in Assumption Cemetery.

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