Anne Vogenberger, just shy of her 98th birthday, passed on peacefully on October 1st. Anne was the youngest of four children, who were all born and raised in Brooklyn, NY by Irish immigrant parents, Johanna and Phillip Blake. She married Charles Vogenberger in 1947, and they raised their three children in Levittown, NY. Anne worked for many years in the personnel office at Waldbaums Supermarket Headquarters, in Central Islip, NY. Following their years in NY, Anne and Charlie retired to East Longmeadow, MA, where their daughter Nancy lived. Anne is predeceased by her husband Charlie, and following his death she moved to Salisbury, Maryland to be closer to her daughter Susan. She lived the last three years of her life in Plymouth, MA, where her son Thomas has been living.
Anne was a very resilient and religious woman who enjoyed life, and throughout her life she met many new friends at work, in Levittown, and in her new home towns. Those who knew her knew she loved joking, shopping, antiquing, holidays, her Irish heritage, and being with her family. She will be greatly missed.
Anne is predeceased by her husband Charles Vogenberger, her sisters Margaret Blake and Katherine O’Driscoll and brother Michael Blake. Anne is survived by her son Thomas Vogenberger and his wife Victoria of Plymouth, Massachusetts, a daughter Nancy Entwistle and her husband George of New Portland, Maine, a daughter Susan Bagley of Salisbury, Maryland. Anne enjoyed a large family with seven grandchildren, Terrence Vogenberger, Meredith Vogenberger Bushey, Megan Entwistle Sterling, Daniel Entwistle, Timothy Entwistle, Charles and Ivan Bagley, as well as four great grandchildren, Georgia Blake and Matilda Ann Sterling, Ireland Rose Entwistle and Nora Katherine Bushey. There will be a Catholic Mass at Saint Michaels Church in East Longmeadow on October 9, at 11:30 followed by internment at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA at 1:00. The family would like to thank the staff at Wingate at Silver Lake and Cranberry Hospice for their care and respect.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made in Anne’s name to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360.