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Ann Marie

Gruenwald, Ann Marie

(nee Sara) Born into Eternal Life June 7, 2011, age 83 years, after a long and dignified battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Preceded in death by her parents; Jack and Pietrina Sara and her brothers: Joe (Betty), Peter (Dina), and Tony (Irene). Beloved wife of Clifford G. Gruenwald. Loving mother of Clifford A., Joseph, and Patricia Gruenwald. Dear grandmother of Laurie (Lee) Splude, Christine, and Cindy Gruenwald. Proud great-grandmother of Austin Gruenwald. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives, and friends.

Ann was a faithful employee at Boston Store, where she cheerfully assisted her customers for over 30 years. She had an enormous love for her family; putting others’ needs before her own. She lived her life with grace, humility, and dignity.

Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Sat. June 11, 2011 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 5601 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, memorials to WI Parkinson Assn. 945 N. 12th St. Ste. 4602, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

Past Comments

Michael and Mary Gruenwald

Auntie Ann was loved by all of us and will be greatly missed. We have very many happy and great memories of our time together. Our love goes out to your family during this very difficult time. We love you and are thinking of you.

Beverly Bonich

I remember many good times with Ann Sara. I was a flower girl in her wedding party–she was voted June bride that year because she was so beautiful. When I had to stay overnight in Milwaukee, she let me stay with her–Cliff was working nights at that time. She had an infectious laugh and a ready smile. She will be missed by those who knew her.

Cynthia Gruenwald

Grandma you will be truly missed, never fogotten..You were loved by so many people. I will miss you amazing laugh and smile..There are so many wonderfull memories, I will cherish them all..

Pietrina Sanborn

These memories are for my loving aunt. She was the sister I never had and filled so many voids in my life. She taught me how to dress, choose accessories, how to shop ( always wait for those sales and avoid the markups), taught me how to apply makeup correctly. She always said: “If you can’t take your time to apply it correctly, then don’t wear any at all”! I never heard her say a harsh word about anyone. She accepted everyone for who they were. I will miss her deeply and I hope she gets all the ice cream sundaes she wants. I am sure heaven has a deal with Ben & Jerrys. Until we meet again you will always be in my heart.

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