Anna Irene Hawthorne
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Anna Irene Hawthorne
  • August 20, 1940 - October 27, 2017
  • Lyme, Connecticut

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Hadlyme - Anna Irene (Wlodarczyk) Hawthorne, 77, of Hadlyme, passed away October 27, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital Hospice after a brief illness.
Anna was born on August 20, 1940, in New London, CT, to the late Andrew and Mary (Firgeleski) Wlodarczyk. She attended elementary school in Salem, CT, graduated from New London High School, and later attended the New London Business School. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a secretary at the Underwater Sound Lab in New London, CT.
She married William L. Hawthorne on May 20, 1961 at the Hadlyme Congregational Church in Hadlyme, CT. They enjoyed 56 happy years together. William survives her.
In addition to her husband, Anna is survived by her two children, Linda Winzer and William L. Hawthorne, Jr. and his wife Patricia. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, Kevin, Alyssa, and Andrew. In addition, she is survived by two brothers, Alfred Wlodarczyk and his wife Lori, and Edward Wlodarczyk and his partner Terry. Also, five nieces and nephews, Michael and his wife Rachel, Pamela and her husband Alan, Richard, Steven and his partner Aimee, and Heidi and her husband Dave. In addition, eight great-nieces and great nephews, Zofia, Violet, Max, Olivia, Callum, Madison, McKenna, and Lincoln.
She was predeceased by her parents and twin infant brothers, John and Robert.
Anna was happiest when she was either spending time with her family or in the kitchen. Her family was her greatest joy, and her kitchen was her sanctuary. From the window in her kitchen, she would observe the hummingbirds that frequented the feeders she provided for them. Whether feeding hummingbirds or humans, her generosity knew no bounds. She will be greatly missed and remembered fondly.
Calling hours will be Friday, November 3, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme, CT. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 4 at noon at the Hadlyme Congregational Church, 47 Town Street, Hadlyme, CT. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in her memory to the Hadlyme Congregational Church, P.O. Box 332, Hadlyme, CT 06439, the Lyme Fire Company 213 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371, or the Lyme Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 911, Hadlyme, CT 06439.