August 17, 1940 - January 2, 2018
The Service of Remembrance for Anna Marie Daino (aka Anne Marie, aka Purple Grandma), age 77, of Windermere, Florida, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 7, at the Inverness Chapel. Anne was born August 17, 1940 in Bronx, NY, daughter of John and Gioconda (Fiore) Daino. She died January 2, 2018 in Windermere, FL. Anne went to the Monroe School of Business and worked for the US Navy, then as an amazing stay-at-home mom in New York. She also taught religion to children of the local Catholic parish. She moved to Citrus County from New York in 1978, where she owned Citrus Hearing Center, started a preschool, and worked as an Executive Assistant at Florida Power Corporation. Later she became a legal secretary for the Law Offices of James F. Donohue. She was heavily involved in community events, including and especially Little League. Her hobbies included raising plants, gardening, birdwatching, playing solitaire, reading, and connecting with family and friends on Facebook. She loved spending time with all of her grandkids, telling funny stories and sharing family history. Anne Marie was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, son, Douglas DiRoma, ex-husband, Daniel DiRoma, brothers, Joey Daino and Walter Daino, sister, Assunta Crothers and brother-in-law, Louis Broccoli. Survivors include, 4 sons, Daniel (Lisa) DiRoma of Live Oak, FL, Damon (Theresa) DiRoma of OH, Dean (Brooke) DiRoma of Windermere, FL, Dion (Sheena) DiRoma of Show Low, AZ, a daughter, Gina (the other John) Hunter of Winter Garden, FL, a brother, Jerry (Annette) Daino of FL, a sister, Teresa Broccoli of Hartsdale, NY, a sister-in-law, Luciana, and 9 grandchildren, Skye, Lucas, Noah, Davonte, Donovan, Dane, Alyssa, Rachel and Tony. Anne also had many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends that she adored and loved. As Anne would always say, "This too shall pass." Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, she would prefer a plant and/or donation to St. Jude, Ronald McDonald House or VITAS Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
The Service of Remembrance for Anna Marie Daino (aka Anne Marie, aka Purple Grandma), age 77, of Windermere, Florida, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Interment will follow at... View Obituary & Service Information
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