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Ann Raide, 94, of West Lake Road, The Lane, Skaneateles, passed away peacefully at home on April 8, 2012, Easter Sunday, after a brief illness.
Ann was born to Mary and Frank Luckaczyk on January 1, 1918 in Jersey City, NJ. Ann and her sister, the late Helen Skinner, spent their childhood growing up together in Lopez, PA. The family then moved to Syracuse, NY where Ann married the late Joseph Raide the founder and owner of Raide Canvas Company. In 1951 they moved to Skaneateles, where she would spend the rest of her life.
In her early days Ann loved playing softball. She also loved gardening and sitting on her chair and watching the beauty of Skaneateles Lake.
Known to many as “Annie,” she had six children, Bob Raide of Penn Yan, NY, Helen Bigsby of Ithaca, NY, Linda Raide who died shortly after birth, Lori Wennogle of Mansfield, OH, Janice Rosenberg of Santa Fe, NM and Joyce Raide who lived with and cared for Ann. She is survived by her six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. To send condolences visit robertdgrayfunerlhome.com.
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