Anna Rita Zippilli Jardine, age 82, departed this life on Saturday, June 18,2022 at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Maryland.
Anna was born on July 31, 1939 in Camden, New Jersey to Domenico Zippilli and Rosa D’Ascentiis Zippilli. In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Chester Jardine in 2015. Anna was also predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Zippilli, Dominic Zippilli, John Zippilli, Carmen Zippilli, Vincent Zippilli and Gabriel Zippilli; and sisters Assunta Agostini, Angeline Tomasetto, and Natalie Fanelle. Anna is survived by her sister Lucia MacPherson.
Anna leaves behind her four children: Roslyn Breitenbach and husband Mark; Joseph Jardine and wife Michelle; Celeste Welch and husband Chuck; and Susan Evans and husband Thomas. Anna also leaves behind seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Dustilyn Rodgers and her son James; Hillary Courter and husband Ben and daughters Harper and Callie; Jace Evans; Kimberly Ernst and husband Josh and daughters Coralynn and Loretta; Brooke Evans; Emily Hurd and husband John and daughter Rylie Anne and son Dean; and Marla Wills and her son Jiraiya.
As a young woman, Anna worked at RCA in Camden, New Jersey for a couple of years. She enjoyed her job there as a Statistical Typist. Anna worked as an administrative aide for 16 years at Linganore High School. She also served several years as a girl scout leader in Rockville, Maryland.
Anna attended Calvary United Methodist Church and participated with the OWLS program. Anna loved to sing. As a member of the Chancel Choir at Calvary Methodist, she sang during church services, and as a member of the Heirs of Joy Choir she visited and sang in nursing homes.
While living at Country Meadows, Anna was a member of the Meadowlarks Choir and the Giving Back Committee. She loved singing for and entertaining the residents. Anna also enjoyed reading, crocheting and Bible study.
A Memorial Service will be held at Stauffer Funeral Home in Mt. Airy, Maryland on Saturday, June 25, 2022. A visitation will be held at 11:00am with the Memorial Service immediately following at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to Frederick Health Hospice.