|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1933|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 2010|
PEORIA, IL - Anna L. Moretto, 76, of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at her home.
Anna was born April 2, 1933, in Mayfield, Ky., to Bernard and Mary Leota Hobbs. As a young woman she moved to Peoria and married Peter J. Moretto in 1958.
She is survived by her family, who adored her: one sister, Teresa Schaffer of Kentucky; two sons, Anthony J. (Annie) Moretto of Ohio and Michael P. (Angie) Moretto of Ohio; five daughters, A. Teresa (Brad) Armstrong of Dunlap, Maria C. Stenzel of Peoria, Rita L. (Shawn) Jones of Elmwood, Victoria A. (Orman) Dorney of Peoria and Felicia E. (Ray) Trapp of Washington; 17 grandchildren; her stepdaughter, Barbara (Terry) Donahue of Kickapoo; and an additional seven grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; one brother, Charles Hobbs; and two infant children, Francesca and Vincent Moretto.
Anna was a faithful wife, devoted and loving mother and a true and trusted friend. She had humility, spirituality and generosity that knew no bounds.
She loved the church and, during her life in Peoria, was a member of two congregations, St. Andrew's Anglican Church and Christ Church Limestone of Hanna City. She served on the vestry and Bishop's committee and numerous guilds, committees and commissions during her many years of faithful worship. She also supported and was a dear and cherished friend of the Abbot and monks of St. Benedict's Abbey in Bartonville.
Anna didn't fuss about the accumulation of money or the trappings of wealth. Hers was a life of sharing and giving. She was a friend to everyone; there was not one of God's creatures large or small that did not have a champion in Anna Moretto. She supported many charities and causes. She gave selflessly, always thinking of others first when providing care to someone in need or her animals.
Even in death her giving does not stop; it was her wish to have her body donated to medical science, hoping even with this last gift she will be able to help someone.
She loved life and had a keen sense of humor, never being afraid to laugh at herself. She enjoyed gardening, music, the arts and her pets. She also was gifted and enjoyed working at her crafts, creating beautiful wreaths and flower arrangements for people to enjoy. This was Anna Moretto.
Anna has been taken from our sights, but never from our hearts. We will always see her in the simple beauty of a fluffy cloud or the romance of a warm summer breeze; we will see her in the early morning sunrise or the serenity of sunset. We will say, "Hi, Anna, thank you for touching our lives and for the grace of you being you. We love you and Godspeed."
The family would like to thank all the many friends who have offered prayer and sent cards of encouragement these past few weeks. A special thanks to the people of Harbor Lights Hospice Care, Fr. Shawn Doubet of St. Andrew's Church and the Father Abbott and Fr. Louis of St. Benedict's Abbey, who so lovingly ministered at her bedside in her last hours. You blessed Mom and us with peace. Thank you!
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 1/10/2010
Bernard Hobbs (1905 - 1979)
Leota Hobbs (1911 - 1968)
Peter James Moretto (1914 - 2000)*
Anthony James Moretto (1960 - 2012)*
Body donated to medical science
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46807494
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