Anne Ahbol passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her son Robert Ahbol (Tannis), daughter Patricia Ahbol Hart, Beverly and Scott Hart, Laurie and Michael Dunn, and Rachel Dorman on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Anne, affectionately known as "Nana," was born in Mineral Point, Pa., on July 6, 1917 to Polish immigrants Sophie and George Osic. She spent many of her years growing up in Pennsylvania and New York. She is preceded in death by her sister Marie Osic, and brothers George, Mike and Andy and her parents.
Her grandchildren are Laurie Hart Dunn (Mike), Scott Hart, Kenny Hart (Judy), Robert Ahbor Jr. (Chalon), Tanya Ahbol Guadalupe (Joe) and David Ahbol (Julie). Her great grandchildren are Rachael, Kathryn, Donald and Madison Dorman, Ciara Citraro, Robert Ahbol III, Tiffany, Alix and Olivia Ahbol, Alex and Lola Guadalupe and Mary Mara Coffindaffer. She was also blessed with great grandchildren Ryland, Kiley, Preston, Noah and Annsley.
In 1942, she bravely traveled by ship to the Puerto Rican islands with her infant son, Bob, to join her husband, who was active in the development of the new US Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads.
After moving to Key West from Puerto Rico in 1957, Anne quickly became involved in community activities such as the Civil Air Patrol and the Key West Power Squadron, with her husband, Ken.
St. Mary's Soup Kitchen was another favorite and she became well-known at the local supermarkets picking up donated food items on a weekly basis for years. Special Olympics was also near and dear to her heart and she lovingly devoted herself to all aspects of the program. She was a constant presence at every bingo game between Key West and Big Pine Key for many years and assisted with the senior citizens bingo locally.
Anne was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her presence will be missed, her memories we will treasure, she will always be loved and never forgotten.