Ann Awiszus

Ann V. Awiszus (O'Keeffe)

Friday, October 19th, 1928 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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Awiszus, Ann V. (O’Keeffe), most recently of Woburn (New Horizons at Choate), formerly of Arlington and Reading passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading April 28, 2020. She was 91 years of age.

Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband George F. Awiszus, parents Daniel J. & Bridget (McDonagh) O’Keeffe, brothers Joseph & Daniel and sisters, Mary & Margaret (Connors). Loving mother of George Jr. & his wife Lucy of Boxboro, Thomas & his wife Carole of Stoneham, Dan & his wife Molly of Topsfield, Robert & his wife Roberta of Andover, John & his wife Theresa of Medford and Ellen Cassell of Greenland, NH. Cherished grandmother of Mike, Katie, Kayla, Molly, Lexie, Timothy, George, Annie, Annabella, Luke and Aidan.

Born in Reading, (“Mudville”), Ann was very proud to have been a R-O-C-K-E-T. After graduating from the former St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Brighton, MA, she worked as a nurse for 40 years at both Malden & Symmes Hospitals. Upon her retirement, Ann pursued and graduated with a degree in Gerontology from UMass Boston where she assisted in placing “frail elders” in loving/end of life care.

Ann had a passion for her family, including her adored nieces and nephews, many friends and the Red Sox.
Due to the current restrictions on gatherings due to the Coronavirus, the Awiszus family will have a family-only service, care of the DeVito Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial donations to the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses To send an online condolence, please visit
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Michael McGaffigan

Posted at 03:49pm
John and the entire Awiszus family, I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your dear mother Ann. I am sorry for the void this leaves in your close knit and loving family. I am sure the memories of your Mom and Dad will bring you comfort.

Craig & Angela Malinowski

Posted at 05:50pm
Johnny and Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy is with you all during this difficult time. Craig & Angela Malinowski

Mary Connors

Posted at 07:02pm
Cousins, what an inspired choice of charities for honoring your mother! I love you all.

Elizabeth Pizzano

Posted at 06:07pm
A wonderful friend and mentor. The mold is broken. She was an original.

She is missed. Sincere sympathy toall.

Betty P.

Rita Murphy

Posted at 11:52am
We were deeply saddened by the news of your mum Ann passing. Our heart felt condolences to you Bob, Roberta, Molly and Tim
Thinking of you at this sad time.
Rita, Donal and Lorna

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