AnnaMarie Innamorato Mimlitsch, age 71, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at home with loving family and friends by her side. She was born on August 28, 1950, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late John Innamorato and Catherine (Noel) Innamorato Smith. She was the stepdaughter of the late Leonidas H. Smith. She married Paul Mimlitsch and shared three beautiful years of marriage together, prior to his passing on June 30, 2008.
AnnaMarie began her early childhood schooling at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Moorestown, NJ. She graduated in 1969 from Holy Cross High School in Delran, NJ. Upon graduation, she was employed with the Bank of New Jersey in Cinnaminson, NJ. In 1983, she relocated to Tioga, PA to be near her family. She worked several jobs in the area, including Super Duper in Mansfield, PA, Rossettie Pharmacy in Corning, NY and most recently, Weis Markets in Wellsboro, PA.
Annie, as she liked to be called, was an avid reader whose interests covered many genres. Her book collection could rival any public library. Her other interests included working on crossword puzzles, putting together jigsaw puzzles, nightly Qwirkle games and weekly trivia with her closest Catholic friends. Annie’s greatest passion was working on a counted cross stitch pattern, the more detailed the better. She is most proud of winning 14 straight blue ribbons at the county fair, including one best in show rosette.
AnnaMarie was a lifelong devout Catholic, most recently, as an active member of the Holy Child Parish in Mansfield, PA. Her proudest moment was when her priest asked her to be an extraordinary Eucharistic Minister. She also served as a Lector at Mass, a member of the Finance Council and on the Collection Counting Committee.
AnnaMarie is survived by her three siblings, Catherine Atkinson, of Lawrenceville, PA, John (Linda) Innamorato, of Bolivar, NY, and Elizabeth “Lisa” Baker, of Tioga, PA; her best friend and caretaker, Heather (Duane) Morgan, of Mansfield, PA; five stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents, stepfather and husband, Annie was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Ronald Atkinson and Roy Baker, along with her nephew Chance Long.
AnnaMarie has lived her life following the legacy of the four most influential people in her family, Grandma Noel, her mother, her stepdad, and her husband. It was her greatest wish to pass on those same traits to her nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, September 1, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m., at Wilston-Currie Funeral Home, 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following morning, Friday, September 2, 11:00 a.m., at Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, with Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Annie will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, www.wilstoncurriefh.com.