Anne Hutton MacDonald Coloccia
died November 8, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Anne was born July 9, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, the second child of Archibald and Margaret (Schwab) MacDonald. She relocated to New York where she met and married Dante, her husband of 69 years. They raised their family in Oceanside, New York and Burlington, Vermont, before settling in Phoenix Arizona.
Anne was a life-long learner and avid reader. She loved to travel, particularly enjoying any opportunity to relax on a windswept, rocky beach. She had a green thumb; it was rare for her home not to be graced with bouquets of roses from her yard. Over the years, Anne was a devoted volunteer in her church, children’s schools, and wherever needs arose in her community.
Anne is remembered by her family for her dry wit and easy graciousness. She was artistic, and her creativity extended to sewing, needlework, drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry-making, and rug-hooking. Give Anne just a few ingredients and she could produce a tasty meal, but her specialty was recreating the Italian family recipes lovingly taught to her by Dan’s grandmother.
Family was Anne’s main source of joy; she treasured family gatherings and eagerly kept up with what was happening in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed engaging them in discussions or debates on current events, politics, technology, and the general state of the world.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Joan Ford, and her oldest daughter, Diane Long. She is survived by her husband, Dan, her three remaining children, Amy Hubbard, Andrew Coloccia, and Laura Lowery, and their families.
The family is planning a private celebration of Anne’s life in the spring.