Wake:Friday, July 5th, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Saturday, July 6th, at 10:00 AM in St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk.Interment:Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.Contributions:St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT  06854.

Anna Elizabeth Birchard


May 2, 1933 ~ June 30, 2013

 

Anna Elizabeth Birchard, 80, wife of Robert Birchard, of Rowayton, passed away on June 30, 2013 at Greenwich Hospital.

 Born May 2, 1933 in Norwalk, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Straub.

 Mrs. Birchard attended Norwalk High School.  She worked at RCA on West Avenue and waitressed at Modugno’s.  She also enjoyed a career in several local retail establishments including Loehman’s in Norwalk and At The Top Drawer in Rowayton.  She was a member of the Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Matthew’s Church in Norwalk.

 She is survived by daughter Sheila DiCostanzo and her husband John of Norwalk, son Bruce Dominick, his wife Lisa, and their children Chase, Kaitlyn and Shaye of Wilton, grandchildren John DiCostanzo Jr, his wife Emily, and their two sons John III and Thomas of Harwinton, granddaughter Lisa Alberts and her husband Stephen of Austin, Texas.

Friends and family may call Friday, July 5th, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 6th, at 10:00 AM in St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.

 Donations in her name may be made to: St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT  06854.

  1. Dear Bob, Shelia, Bruce and Families

    Please except my deepest sympathy for your loss. I will always remember Anne with a smile and now she is smiling down upon your family. May she rest in peace. My love to all.

    Fondly,
    Susan Cundari

    July 3, 2013
    Susan Cundari -
  • Annie, thanks for always blessing me.
    I will miss you rest in peace.
    Best
    Sharon
    ROY, PATTI AND JENNIFER WILL MISS YOU TOO.

    July 6, 2013
    macktalk@gmail.com -
  • Annie we will always remember you and we will miss you love j&s

    July 6, 2013
    john joseph -
  • Hi Patty
    We are so sorry to hear about Paul, he was such a kind and gentil friend to Gwen and I,. I always enjoyed talking with him, weather it was at the beach or walking pass our house. We will miss him dearly, but now his soul is at rest, may God Bless and give you strength during these time of sorry.
    Jesse and Gwen

    July 15, 2013
    Jesse and Gwendolyn George -
  • Bruce, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Annie was so good to me and had a heart of gold. But she was a very strong woman, a woman who could stand on her own two feet. If she were born in the fifties she would be Hilary Clinton. God bless you Annie and rest in peace.

    July 19, 2013
    Alfred Eckert -
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