Anna Lou (Pierson) Stefano

Born: Fri., Aug. 17, 1928
Died: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
Location: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
Location: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home

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Anna Lou Stefano, 91, of Lopatcong Township, NJ, formerly of Phillipsburg, NJ, died Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Born August 17, 1928 in Stewartsville, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Frederick K. and Florence (Shipman) Pierson.

Anna Lou graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1946, upon her graduation she accepted a position with the NJ State Employment Service and retired in 1988 as the municipal court clerk of Greenwich Township in Warren County NJ, and Union Township in Hunterdon County NJ.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Stewartsville NJ, where she organized the quilting group, she was also very active in the church’s women’s group. Anna Lou enjoyed knitting and cherished her family very much.

Her husband, the late Anthony “Tony” Stefano, died May 11, 1995.

Survivors include four daughters: Karen Shaw (Alan) of Towanda, PA, Nancy Hummer (Robert), Lori Stefano (Steve), and Toni Haring (Robert) all of Easton PA. Grandchildren: Heidi Krise (Scott), Joel Dietz (Erin), Matthew Heater (Cara), Nicole Heater Slaughter, Frank Santini (Jeannine), Nolan Graffin, Jordan Haring, and Blake Haring. Great-Grandchildren: Dylan and Dustin Krise, Alexis and Carson Dietz, Sarah Grace Hanrahan, Addyson Heater, and Remi Santini. Extended family Robert Jr, Kathy, Christopher, Samantha, Jessica, Donna, Edward, Emily, Richard, Tammy, Ashley, Bobby, Hannah, Ethan, Ayla, Drew, and Katelyn.

In addition to her loving family, Anna Lou wanted to acknowledge some special people in her life: Her son in-law Robert Hummer for all of his many kindnesses to her during her life, her nephew Anthony Stefano for his many visits and caring, he predeceased her earlier this year. Her niece Josephine Kavcak for her many visits and acts of kindness, her longtime grade school friend Betty Holod, and her special friend Rhonda Woolf.

The family offers a heartfelt thank you to several of their mother’s loving caregivers: Jared, Elina, Camilla, Patty, and Danielle and Robin, who all loved her and cared for her with great kindness.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Sunday, in the Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 South Main St. Phillipsburg, NJ.  Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Those planning an expression of sympathy, are asked to consider donations made in Anna Lou’s memory to the First Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 86 Stewartsville, NJ 08886.

Stand tall mother and be joyful ... See you on the other side.


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Rhonda Woolf
   Posted Sat October 12, 2019
I am so very sorry the loss of Anna Lou. I enjoyed my visits to see her and all the stories she shared with me. She always spoke lovingly about her family with that gleam in her eyes. She was so very proud of all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We had such fun talking about the good old days-and of course her favorite country music singers. I will miss her with all my heart. I know she is l in heaven logging in traffic tickets and setting up the court schedule. She is an angel now and with the love of her life-Tony. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

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