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Ann R. Bretz

September 11, 1930 — February 9, 2021

Ann Bretz, 90, formerly of Kingston passed away on February 9, 2021 with her loving and devoted daughter and son by her side. She was born on September 11, 1930 in New Philadelphia, Pa and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Williams. She married her sweetheart George (Donnie) Bretz in 1954 and moved to Kingston where they would settle and start a family. Before retiring in 2008, Ann spent over 30 years working in the cafeteria at Bishop O’Reilly High School formerly Central Catholic while also working at Suburban Casuals in the West Side Mall for many years until it closed. She was a parishioner and an active member of St. Ignatius Church in Kingston being involved for many years organizing and volunteering at the church bazaar, establishing and running Grandma’s attic and participating in numerous Night at the Races fundraising events. Ann had an unwavering devotion to her children and her family. She would move mountains to support them and show them they were loved. She was much more than a mother, she was a best friend to both her children. Her grandchildren and great grand children were her pride and joy. She loved her unexpected lunch dates with her grandchildren, playing bingo with her great granddaughters and sharing her birthday with her great grandson. She was loved by them all and will be missed dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Donald, her brother Evan (Buddy), and her sisters Dolores, Cecilia and Jeanne. She is survived by her daughter Donna Stine (companion Steve Horsman), son Tom Bretz; grandchildren Dale Stine (Amy), Tiffany Harm (Matthew), Thomas Donald Bretz, and Caitlyn Bretz. Also survived by her great grandchildren Dalin Stine, Olivia, Veronica and Georgia Harm, Clara Bretz, numerous nieces who affectionately called her “Auntie Ann” and her dear friends Rachel Stefanoski and Debbie Kolendowicz. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 15, 2021 in the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kingston. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
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