Anne C. Ross, 87, of Franklin, passed away on March 21, 2019, surrounded by family. Anne was born July 30, 1931, in West Orange, N.J., to the late William and Virginia Magliaro.
Anne’s smile could light up a room, her fiery spirit and warm personality made her a favorite among her husband’s more reserved family. She and her husband, John G. Ross, “Jack,” raised a family of four children in Millburn, N.J. As well as being a caring stay-at-home mom, she was a beloved class mother for her children’s grade school classes. As her kids got older she worked ushering at the Paper Mill Playhouse, and displaying set-up and maintenance for Leggs stockings in stores. She was good in the kitchen and loved nothing more than being able to cook with and for her large, extended Italian family. After Jack retired, they moved to Maine where she volunteered regularly at the Franklin Library and lunched with Faye Billings and her lady friends.
She is survived by her brother, Thom Magliaro of Florida and partner Leo. Her children, John Ross of Texas, his children Bonnie and George. Nancy Ross of New Hampshire, her children, Chris, Britta and Daniel. Bill Ross of Trenton, wife, Snow, and their child Bella. Jane Saflicki of Ellsworth, her partner Steve, and their children Andrew, Michael and Daniel, as well as being a great-grandmother of seven. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, and her sisters, Louise, Sue, Florence and Virginia.
A service will be held Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m., at the Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to The Franklin Library at P.O. Box 202, Franklin, ME 04634, in her memory.