Anne Marie Dinovo Rowlands

December 12, 1912 ‒ July 26, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

Anne Marie (Dinovo) Rowlands, age 96 of Delaware died Sunday, July 26, 2009 at the home of her brother.

She was born on December 12, 1912 in Delaware to the late Salvatore A. “Sam” and Ignatia “Ceena” (Salamony) Dinovo. A lifelong area resident, she was the last surviving graduate from the St. Mary High School Class of 1931.

Anne worked as a secretary with the Agriculture Adjustment Administration AAA until 1946. When she married William Rowlands, together they operated a grain and livestock farming operation in Radnor for 47 years and operated Quality Feed Store for 8 years.. Bill her husband of 53 years preceded her in death in 1997.

She also worked as a bookkeeper with Dinovo Brothers. A member of St. Mary Church in Delaware and Catholic Ladies of Columbia, also the Delaware Women’s City Club and Delaware Arts Castle. She was a founding member of the Beta Sigma Phi Gamma Mu chapter in Radnor.

A wonderful cook, she will be remembered her numerous dishes including: her Italian bread, cream puffs, fried chicken, and Sfingi. She loved time spent with family and entertaining her numerous nieces and nephews while on the Radnor farmstead. An avid reader of classic novels, she herself was a storyteller of her life experiences. Fun loving, she was good natured, generous and humble to the end.

She is survived by Brothers: Samuel of Delaware, Michael (Mary) Dinovo of Delaware, Sister: Seraphine Wooley of Marion, Sister-in-law: Mary Dinovo of Delaware, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Preceded in death by husband, brothers: Frederick in 1965, Gus in 1981, Joseph in 1996, Anthony in 2004 Sisters: Josephine Meyers in 2004, Mary Catherine Warner in 2008.

Friends may call Wednesday 3:00-7:00 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, with Rev. James Black and Rev. Kevin Kavanagh, Rev. Anthony Dinovo, and Msgr Paul Enke Con-Celebrants. Interment will follow in Radnor Cemetery, Radnor.

Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Mary School or HomeReach Hospice.

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