Anna C. Eckert



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Rochester: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at age 99. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph R. Eckert; daughter, Mary Ann Powderly. Survived by children, Catherine Eckert, Joan Julien, Paul Eckert Sr.; grandchildren, Kathleen Costello, Chris Powderly, Paul Eckert Jr., Tim Eckert, Melanie Eckert; nephew, William Stephan, M.D.; niece, Barbara Haus; and 4 great-granddaughters. Anna was a proud graduate of Nazareth Academy (1935). She was instrumental in the formation of the Academy Alumnae Association. Most of her professional career was spent with the Diocese of Rochester where she was employed for 28 years. During this time, she held a variety of jobs including secretary to the Marriage Tribunal. She was Executive Secretary to Auxiliary Bishops Dennis Hickey and John McCafferty. An avid traveler, she enjoyed a variety of destinations within the United States and around the world. She was generous of spirit with family and friends, encouraged her children to live up to their potential and believed education was the key to success. Her inspiration will be missed. Anna’s visitation will be Friday, April 22nd, 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 23rd, 9:00 AM at Holy Cross Church 4492 Lake Ave. Interment to follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Service c/o Leo Center for Caring, 2180 Empire Blvd. Webster, NY 14580 or a charity of your choice in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


  1. franhollands on April 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Dear Joan, Larry and all the family and friends of Anna Eckert, Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Anna. May the love and support of family and friends help to ease your pain at this difficult time. Cherish the happy memories as you reflect on her long life. May they bring you peace and comfort now and in the days and years ahead. My best wishes are with you now and always. Fran Hollands

  2. PK Heffernan on April 22, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. May you and your family feel the support of each other and friends at this difficult time. Mary Ellen Derry sent the information to me as I am now living ‘back home’ in Pennsylvania; I will be unable to attend the services, however, my thoughts will be with you.
    PK Heffernan

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