Anna Maria Spahic
(nee Porcelli), age 89, passed away on May 10, 2020.
She was born on
September 8, 1930, in Salerno, Italy, the daughter of Pasquele and
She was a member of
St. Sava Serbia Orthodox Church. She traveled to the United States with her
new husband at the age of 19 to start a life in America. Soon after, they
moved to Northwest Indiana where she spent the remainder of her life. In her
early years, she loved cooking holiday meals for her family and would watch
over them as they enjoyed celebrating. She spent the last six years of her
life at Addison Pointe in Chesterton. She was fondly referred to as ‘Queen
Anna’ and won many BINGO and Pokeno games. She loved to save her winnings,
which were mostly sweets, to give to her great-grandchildren when they would
visit. She also loved to visit the casino. She was a feisty woman who
enjoyed her morning coffee, knitting, watching birds from her window, and
telling stories about her life in Italy.
Anna is survived by
her family Đ daughter Maria (Dennis) Neuwirth, Hebron; son Nenad Spahic,
Roselawn; daughter Danica Thomas, Portage; grandchildren Đ Michael (Susan)
Neuwirth; Denise (Michael) Wright; Mark (Karyn) Neuwirth; Andrew Thomas;
Ronald (Shannon) Thomas; great-grandchildren Đ Jacob, Matthew, and Jackson
Wright; Christopher, Abigail, and Jenna Neuwirth; Ryland Neuwirth; and
Anna was preceded
in death by her husband, Radivoje Spahic and son, Simo Spahic.
A private burial
will take place at Calumet Park Cemetery.