portrait picture for Anna Mary Reda

Wake:Thursday, October 6th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Friday, October 7th at 10:00am in St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richard Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Contributions:Donations in her name may be made to: Vitas – In Patient Hospice Unit, St. Mary’s Hospital, 56 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, Waterbury, CT  06756.

Anna Mary Reda


December 15, 1930 ~ October 2, 2016

Anna Mary Reda, 85, wife of the late Jean David Reda died peacefully at on October 2, 2016, 9:01am at St. Mary’s Hospital –Vitas Hospice Unit in Waterbury, CT.  Anna was born December 15, 1930, in Norwalk, CT.   Anna was the daughter of Generosa and Emelia Festa.

The values Anna instilled in her life are: Faith in God, a strong work ethic, caring for others and her love of children and animals.  Her favorite pastimes were playing cards, enjoying tag sales and spending time with her special needs son.

Anna was a loving mother of five children: Debra (Larry) Johnson of Lewisville, NC, David Reda of Watertown, CT, Diane Reda-West of Westport, CT, Joseph (Lisa) Reda of Bethlehem, CT and Anne (Gerry) Vilhotti of Thomaston, CT.

Most precious to Anna are her grandchildren:  Eric (Elizabeth) West, Lauren (James) Simmons, Kristie Reda, Mary Jo Reda and Emily Vilhotti.

Anna joins her 2 brothers; Alfred & Samuel Festa in Heaven and is survived by her sisters; Mary Manzi, Josephine Purcell, Faye Dubois, Rose Russo, Helen Barati, Tillie Besaw as well as her brother Patsy Festa.

Friends may call Thursday, October 6th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 7th at 10:00am in St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richard Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Donations in her name may be made to: Vitas – In Patient Hospice Unit, St. Mary’s Hospital, 56 Franklin Street, 4th Floor, Waterbury, CT  06756.

  1. My deepest condolences to your family Anne.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Love always,
    Teresa

    October 5, 2016
    Teresa Fuller -
  • We are so sorry for your loss Anne and Emily. Our thoughts are with you.

    October 5, 2016
    Judy Zeigler and Allison Pasquariello -
  • Dear Annie & Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending Love & prayers
    to the entire family . Love Donna

    October 5, 2016
    Donna Whitlock -
  • To all of Ann’s family,
    Please accept my most sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear Mom. You remember that we were close friends for so many years. I think often of the good times we had working together, and when Jules and I visited with your mom and dad in Bethlehem.
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. Unfortunately we had lost touch in recent years. I’ll keep you all in my prayers for peace in your hearts, knowing she is at peace.
    warmest regards, Mable Kovacs

    October 5, 2016
    mable kovacs -
  • Annie, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    Love Lori

    October 5, 2016
    Lori Pingree -
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    October 5, 2016
    Kevin and Lucille Purcell -
  • Joseph, Lisa and Family, So sorry for your loss. Lisa, think of you and Mary often; because the dish Mary gave me is still next to my phone. Our thoughts are with you and your husband and family at this time of sorrow. Lucille and Kevin Purcell

    October 5, 2016
    Kevin and Lucille Purcell -
  • Annie and Family

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Paul & The Gentile Family

    October 6, 2016
    Paul Gentile -
  • My dear Annie, my heart goes out to you and your family. I’ve said some prayers and now shed some tears for the heartbreak you’re now going through. So sorry I can’t be there but I’ll contact you when I return from out of state. Hugs…..Colleen

    October 7, 2016
    Colleen Ortelle -
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