Anne MacNeil (nee Marusiak), age 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her family by her side.

Anne was a lifelong resident of Whitney Pier and member of Holy Redeemer parish. She was married to Mickey MacNeil for 53 years. Family was the center of her life. Anne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending her summers at the bungalow at Johnston’s Harbour. Anne will be missed by all who knew her.

Anne is survived by her daughters, Anne-Lorraine Molloy, Patricia MacNeil and Lois MacDonald; grandchildren, Heather (Mark Dolhanty), Iain, Teresa MacDonald, Meaghan, Brian (Brodeigh) Molloy and five great-grandchildren, Noah, Lilah, Madden, Adley Rose and Aiden Michael. She is also survived by her sister, Kay (late Joe Dombroski); sisters-in-law, Catherine Orychock (late Tony), Anita MacNeil (late Lloyd) and Cecelia Marusiak; brother-in-law, Ted Podgurski; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Mickey; infant son, Robert; brothers and sisters, Joseph, John, Mike Marusiak, Mary Thomas (late Peter) and Rose (Lou) Podgurski. She was also predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dewey (Joan) MacNeil, Maria (Bud) Gallivan and Margie (John) Raoul.

Visitation for the late Anne MacNeil will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street). Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass, light refreshments will be held in the funeral home reception area. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Anne may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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Anne Lorraine, Patricia, Lois and family; Colleen and I wish to extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of your wonderful mother Anne. Please be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Sorry we are unable to attend.
Regards; Blick and Colleen Dartmouth

Our hearts are broken along with yours, Anne Lorraine, Tricia, and Lois. Your mother was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known. Wish we could be there with you. Next summer, Chuckie!
From:  Andr? and Debbie Cameron MacDonald

Dear Trish, Anne Lorraine, Lois and families, My deepest condolences to each of you on the passing of your Mom. May you find comfort in the care and love of family, friends, neighbors who have been touched by your Mom's life. The long earthly journey is completed and she begins a new life,freed from suffering and all that entailed. May she rest gently in the friendship of all she so deeply loved. You have been so faithful and generous in your love and care for your Mom. May your hearts and spirits be comforted by the love of family,friends and community as you mourn her passing and celebrate her life and love! Love lives on! Margie

Dear Anne-Lorraine, Tricia and Lois, Our most sincere sympathy with you in the passing of your beautiful Mom. Her love and devotion to you was mirrored by yours always, but especially during the past week. You were her angels and now she will be yours. Wishing you comfort and peace through your beautiful memories and from the love and support you will receive from your family and many friends. Love, Dianne and Brad

So sorry to hear of Anne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:  Kay Gillis

Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Ann at this terrible time . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:  Linda( Marusiak) McIsaac and Family

Pat & Family, We want to express our condolences on your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Chuck & Pat Drohan
From:  Chuck Drohan

Dear Anne-Lorraine, Patricia and Lois, We were very sorry to hear about the loss of you Mom. Our sincere sympathy to you and the rest of the family, Kevin and Natalie