Anna W. Hassing (nee Pesak), age 85, passed away at home surrounded by her daughter, Paula Farrell, Son-in-law, Patrick and Marcia Hart, dear friend.

Anna was born in 1934, to Anna Pesak, who was widowed 3 months prior to Anna’s birth. Anna’s father, John Pesak, was killed by a hit skip driver. She grew up on West 52nd Street with her 5 siblings. Anna was an avid and award winning swimmer. In 1965, she gave birth to her only child, Paula. To support her and her daughter, she was a bookkeeper for several years.  Anna was very close to her daughter,  Paula and spent the last 27 years living with Paula and Patrick. They spent time going out to eat, shopping and to festivals and casinos. She enjoyed slot machines and instant tickets. Anna loved going to Las Vegas, with Paula and her sister, Jenny and brother in law, Al.  Throughout her life, she spent much time visiting her dear sister and friend, Toni Friedel in Lima, Ohio. They loved going to the Lima Eagles where they would split a beer or two, eat and play instant tickets. Anna was a Eucharistic minister for many years who took communion to the shut- ins. She was always willing to help others out. Beloved mother and special friend of Paula and her husband Patrick, who survive her.  Special grandma to “furbabies” Mama and Lucy. Dear aunt, godmother, friend and neighbor. She was preceeded in death by her parents, John and Anna Pesak, siblings, Geraldine Pierce, Mildred Thielen, Antoinette Friedel, Joanne Rendes and Frank Pesak and furbabies, Duffy, Buddie and Andy.

VISITATION THURS. 7/30 FROM 4-7 PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 Pearl Rd. (betw. Snow & Ridge). FUNERAL MASS, FRI. 7/31, 10:30 AM, ST. COLUMBKILLE CHURCH. Interment, Holy Cross. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

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  1. aaron & sherry berman on July 28th, 2020 5:44 pm

    so sorry to hear of your mother,mother-law ‘s passing
    aaron & sherry

  2. Lillian M. Cassell on July 29th, 2020 10:10 am

    My condolences. I am deeply saddened by your loss. With deepest sympathy, Lillian.

  3. Erica Collins on July 29th, 2020 12:02 pm

    My condolences to you and your family

  4. Marcie Johnson on July 30th, 2020 8:08 am

    No words can send enough comfort during this time as you grieve the homegoing of your mother. I am so sorry. Be comforted that you were always there for and was able to have so many great memories with your mother for many years. You may think who could ask for a better mother but I am sure your mother thought who could have asked for a better daughter. May the Lord bring you comfort during your time of loss.

  5. Ken, Diana & Shauna Hassing and Jennifer Harville & Ed Vince on July 30th, 2020 2:42 pm

    Paula, We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. With sympathy, Ken, Diana, Shauna, Jennifer & Ed

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