Anne M. "Nana" Stark, 75, of Countryman Road, Remsen, and formerly of Newport and Old Forge, passed away on Oct. 21, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, with her loving family by her side.
Mrs. Stark was born on Dec. 27, 1937, in Woodside, Queens, a daughter of the late Patrick and Anne (Ferguson) Byrne. She graduated from St. Sebastian Catholic School in Woodside and furthered her education at Excelsior Business School in New York City. On April 23, 1960, Anne was united in marriage with Norman D. Stark at St. John's Church, Newport. In her early years, she first worked at the Bank of New York and after moving to this area, the Bank of Utica. Anne opened her home as a caregiver for many disabled individuals through C.N.Y.D.D.S.O. for 30 years. She also assisted her husband, Norm, in the operation of Stark Satellite Sales for the past 30 years. Anne was a member of St. John's Church, Newport, where she served as Coordinator of Religious Education for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Norm, who was completely devoted to the loving care he gave to Anne until her passing; three children, Deborah Rivera, of Utica, Norman Stark, Jr., and his wife, Cindy, of Cold Brook, and Jackie Hughes and her husband, Brett, of Poland; one brother, Charles Byrne, of Rochester; seven grandchildren who meant the world to her, Shaun, Alexis, Grant, Jacob, Michaela, Dylan and Connor; two great-granddaughters, Kali and Abrielle; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Troy Riddell, who was always there for Anne. She was predeceased by a brother, Jackie Byrne; a son, Michael Stark; a granddaughter, Bailey Marie Hughes; and her daughter, Michaeline Stark.
Funeral services will be held at Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, on Saturday at 10 a.m. and at St. John's Church, Newport, at 10:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated by the Rev. Quy N. Vo, pastor, and the Rev. Leo F. Potvin. Entombment will follow in the Stark mausoleum at St. John's Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 475, Newport, NY 13416. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Stark family extends sincere appreciation for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Michael DeJesus and E.R. and C.T.I.C.U. staffs at St. Elizabeth's.
Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com.