Anne Beattie

Anne Beattie

Sunday, September 12th, 1926 Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

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Obituary for Anne D. Beattie (Dullea)

Anne D. Beattie 93, of Toms River, NJ died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Jersey Shore Univ. Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. Born in New York City, NY, Anne lived in River Edge, NJ before moving to Toms River 22 years ago. Anne worked as a secretary for Texaco Aviation Division in Westchester, NY. Anne was a parishioner of St. Luke’s Church, Toms River, NJ. After her husband died at a young age, Anne became the sole parent of four young children. She raised them with equal parts of love and catholic guilt. By her example she instilled in them a strong work ethic, love of family and faith. After raising her children and retiring, Anne was able to pursue her love of travel, playing all types of board and card games (in which she cheated shamelessly while playing with family) and spending time with loved ones. She will be greatly missed.
Anne was predecased by her husband Joseph S. Beattie. Surviving are her children, James Beattie and his wife Lisa of Ramsey, NJ, Joseph Beattie and his wife Shirley of River Edge, NJ, Anne Marie Tyms and her husband Michael of Stafford, VA, Eileen Marie Krieg and her husband Joseph of Brielle, NJ. She also leaves 8 grandchildren, Alison and her husband Dan, Erin, Kevin, Joey, Brad, Aimee, Emily, Chrissie and 2 great grandchildren, Ethan and Emmett.
Burial will be private in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY. O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall is in charge of arrangements, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St Luke’s Church, 1674 Old Freehold Rd. Toms River, NJ 08755.

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    Calvary Cemetery, Queens
    49-02 Laurel Hill Boulevard
    Queens, NY
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Stuart Saunders

We are friends of Eileen and Joe. Our condolences to all of you. Anne sounds much like my Mom, who passed away two years ago. Love and Catholic guilt -- quite a combination. We could do with more of it in this world. Take care, and God bless all of you. -- Jeb Saunders
Comment | Posted at 10:50am via Condolence

joe beattie

over the last 10 years of mom's life, what mom needed most was over the top love. no quiet "i love you's", no "oh she knows that i love her".. no way.. she needs over the top, loud, in her face, love. holding hands, squeezing hands and never enough hugs kind of love. she never thought she accomplished much. accepting compliments and thank you's was not in her. she lived through the great depression and she would do anything for you but she would push back if you did something for her or tried to say thank you for anything or everything she did for you that she would not ever mention. a widow raising four kids, trying to sleep at night not knowing what the next day would bring. getting used to driving a big old ford country squire station wagon filled with noisy kids. she was tough. at least tough on the outside. not so sure about on the inside. thinking tears, lots of tears. she had great brothers and sisters and her brother and sister in law... awesome. she did amazing.. her last 10 years were the best years i spent with her. dementia started at the edges. it was there to see but no one wanted to see it. it slowly accelerated over the years. it made every year more and more precious. we ran out of ideas for christmas presents so we stopped buying her gifts and just said... ma, we will be down more often on weekends... best idea we ever had.. saturdays was a boardwalk day followed by church and food. ice cream... fried onion rings... (always on the search for best fried onion rings)... its not about how many days you live, its about being loved, knowing you are loved every day.. and eating real good but not so good for you food. hours sitting on a boardwalk bench or the chairs out back getting stories i never heard before about growing up and family i never met.. we talked about life and death, what she feared, it was not death because death was not the end. her mom would come and visit her, her mom would come one day to take her to the other side. her dad, dad, brothers and sisters.. they were waiting for her.. what she wanted most of all, before leaving.. was to know that she would be remembered after she left. especially by the grandkids. i learned a lot from mom, not that i thought i did, but those last 10 years plus.. oh my gosh... amazing what you see when you look back.. when mom wanted something.. she did not negotiate, she did not twist arms... she broke your wrist and then got serious... mom.. i will keep most of those promises you force me into.. best mom ever... haha .. you can't deny that anymore!

almost forgot the phone calls! dementia took a lot from mom, sense of time was the first to go. Mom would walk to church at 2 am. go for a walk looking for her mom and midnight. phone calls were made at any time. those who got a 2 am call got a treat. each one was a small gift to be cherished. the best one i got was at noon on a thursday at work. mom was in a huge panic attack. so i left work saying be back later. raced down to moms but most would not call my driving racing. got there and the attack was subsiding. but mom had no idea what to say. she was happy, mad i left work to see her.. tears and smiles. hugs and more hugs.. best phone call memory..

last thing is to thank all of the caregivers who took care of mom.. Tonya, Amy, Ita, Anita, Bea, Tea and Comfort... spent lots of time with them, got some great stories of mom.. love and thanks!

miss you mom but you will always be near, your soul lives in our hearts
Comment | Posted at 09:23am via Condolence

Shirley, Joe, Emily and Aimee

Remember our beloved mother, you are always there with us. Love you so much. Joe, Shirley, Emily and Aimee.
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Alexandra Esposito

We are sending love and prayers your way. Loved your Mom's obituary. Hugs from all the Espositos! XOXO
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pam flammia

Hoping your family will find peace in her memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With our deepest sympathy, The Flammia Family
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