Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ann Vigorito Passes Away

    Ann Vigorito, 80, of Gambrills and previously of Camp Springs, MD, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2015 following a brief illness.
    The youngest of 13 children, Ann was born on November 22, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Santo and Amelia D'Eredita. As a teen, Ann worked part-time with her mother sewing "Ike" jackets. After completing high school, Ann went to work for the Bank of America in New York.
    In early January 1956, she went on a blind date with a young Air Forceman, Anthony "Vic" Vigorito. They fell in love that night and married six days later. They spent their honeymoon traveling to Vic's duty station in Texas. While stationed in Texas, Ann went to work for the Wichita Falls Record News. In the 1960s, she worked as a cashier at the NCO Club in the Philippines and, in the 1970s, as the bookkeeper for Marlo Furniture in Camp Springs. Ann was a skilled rollerskater in her youth and was the Runner-Up New York State Champion for Dance Skating. She was a wonderful cook, but also enjoyed going out to eat. She often received gift cards to her favorite restaurants and invited family and friends to join her when she used them. Ann loved to travel. She also had a passion for playing the slots and enjoyed going to casinos in Maryland and Delaware. Her greatest passion though was being a wife and mother. Her family could always count on her for advice, even when it was painfully honest.
     Preceded in death by her 12 siblings, Ann is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Vic Vigorito; her children, Deborah (Alberto) DiPompo of West River, MD and Michael (Bethany) Vigorito of Woodbridge, VA; two grandchildren, Joseph DiPompo and his wife, Jeannine, of Perry Hall, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Friends are invited to celebrate Ann's life with her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 27 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Southern Mission, 6050 Highway 161, Walls, MS 38680 or the , P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.

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