NORWOOD-Funeral services for 62 year old Anna M. Willard, a resident of 3 Murphy Road, Norwood, will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood with Rev. Msgr. John Murphy presiding. Burial will be held in Hale Cemetery in the spring. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Mrs. Willard passed away on February 3, 2018 at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Anna is survived by a brother, Francis "Frank" and Wendy Brothers, Chase Mills; two sisters, Brenda Cook and Richard Brown, Norwood and Rita and Dan Sharlow, Raymondville; a brother-in-law, Frank Paige, Potsdam and well as several nieces and nephews who she raised as her own children. Anna was pre-deceased by her husband, her parents and a sister, Debbie Paige. Born in Massena, NY on March 9, 1955 to the late Elwin and Mable Martin Brothers, Anna worked as a homemaker as well as a caregiver for Parkside Manor in East Rochester, NY for many years. She married Ralph Willard on July 14, 1973. Ralph passed away in 2016. Anna loved playing games, going to bingo and enjoyed being around her family and friends. She was a very caring and generous person throughout her life, donating to many charities every year. Memorial Donations in her memory can be made to any local cancer center or foundation and memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com.