HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. – Anna D. Spissinger, a lifelong resident of Haverstraw, died Friday, April 8. She was 90.
Born Oct. 16, 1925, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Dyossky) Kohut. She attended St. Peter’s Elementary School and graduated from Haverstraw High School in 1942. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary in New York City, and on Oct. 19, 1946 married her high school sweetheart, John G. Spissinger. Their marriage spanned more than 50 years until her husband’s death in 1997.
After serving as a mother and housewife, she returned to work as a secretary in the physical therapy department at Helen Hayes Hospital. Upon retirement, she was an active member of the Haverstraw Seniors Club. She also was a lifelong parishioner at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Susan M. Spissinger of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and her son, John Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Plattsburgh; grandchildren, Kristi (Spissinger) O’Connor and Jessica (Spissinger) Johnston, both of Boston, and Joey and Susie Marvil, along with their father, Joe Sr., of Kansas City; great-grandchildren Donal and Mary O’Connor, and Gwendolyn, John, Walter, Hugh, Bruce and Mattison Johnston; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Joe Lindner and Jean Holland.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Carole (Spissinger) Marvil of Kansas City; and by her brothers and sisters, Joseph Zayac, Paul Kopchak, Mary Prudente, Maime Siko and Lillian Bubenko.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the T. J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home, 133 Broadway, Haverstraw. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Haverstraw. Following the Mass, interment will take place at Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Haverstraw.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Slokum Lane, New City, NY 10956.