Anne C. Barbieri (nee Codianni), age 92, of Winter Park, FL passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on November 28th, 2018. Anne was born December 15th, 1925 in Franklin, MA to John and Mary (nee Veneziano) Codianni. She graduated from Waterbury Catholic High School where she excelled in English and Latin and never missed a day of school. She was a opera singer and accomplished pianist. In particular, she was passionate about opera and classical music. She could sing in Italian, French, and German. During WWII, she sang on the radio and at local events in the Waterbury area. She married Anthony V. Barbieri on June 28, 1947, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Waterbury, CT. She passionately loved beauty in art, antiques, music, literature, language, and nature. She cherished her family, her church, and friends. She was an avid gardener, particularly loving daffodils, bee balm, and wildflowers. She devoted most of her life to caring for her family.
In 1974, Anne moved to Florida and joined St. Margaret Mary’s church where she was an active and devoted member for the last 42 years. Many Sundays, Anne sang for the church, lifting up her voice in praise of Jesus and Our Lord. For many years, Anne was a realtor at Winter Park Realty. Anne passionately believed she sold homes to people, not just a house. She was a valued member of the Bach Choir for 16 years, 1984-2001, and traveled with them to Italy to sing for the Pope. Above all, she gave much of her life in supporting her family and friends. Anne was a strong, resilient woman. She aspired for the best for those she loved and always encouraged all to dream big. In times of trouble, she poured out her love and prayers on those in need. She was charismatic and caring and had many friends even in her 90s. Her vivacious personality and deep affection for others leave an enduring memory in so many hearts.
Anne is predeceased in death by her husband Anthony V. Barbieri and her brother, Vincent Codianni. She is survived in death by three daughters: Lisa Lettero of Jamison, PA and her husband Richard; Madeline Godlewski of Beacon Falls, CT and her husband Daniel; Lauren Fox of Lakeville, MN and her husband, Darwin. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Stephen Lettero, David Lettero, Ellen Fox, Katherine Fox; four great-grandchildren: Grace Lettero, Arthur Lettero, Charles Lettero and Zayna Lettero; her sister: Connie Stratton; her niece Gail Doukas and her husband Anthony, her great-niece Monica Francis and great-nephew Daniel.
Anne leaves a beautiful legacy. Her operatic voice, musical talent, charisma, love of art and language, and her strong family traditions live on in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We treasure these gifts and honor her memory in all the things we do and love, knowing that the lessons she taught us will be handed down generation after generation.
Anne loved Jesus, Mary, and God, observing her Catholic faith with dedication and adoration.
She is celebrating peace with her Lord and Savior.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 4th, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the chapel in St. Margaret Mary’s Church 526 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Services will follow immediately after at the chapel.