Anna T. Calligan

| 07 Jul 2015 | 04:41

    Anna T. Calligan of Milford died on Monday, June 29, 2015, at home. She was 91.

    During World War II, she was an original “Rosie the Riveter,” riveting wings on airplanes in Pittston, Pa.

    Daughter of the late Leo G. and Mary (Gallagher) McFarland, she was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Avoca, Pa. She was married to the late Edward J. Calligan.

    She and her husband owned and operated Ed’s Place, a luncheonette in Emerson, N.J. She also worked at Steinbachs in Manalapan, N.J.

    Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Ann Brathe of Charlotte, N.C., Mary Resteghini of Milford, Pa., and Nancy Synek of South River, N.J.; son, Edward Calligan of Denver, Colo.; sister, Claire Fioriti of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

    She was predeceased by two daughters, Virginia Brewer and Amy Dibens; and two great-grandchildren, Mason and Lily Pedro.

    Services and cremation were private at the convenience of the family. Burial took place in Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township.

    Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.