1939 Anne 2021

Anne Gustafson

August 22, 1939 — April 18, 2021

Anne M. (nee Flynn) Gustafson, 81, of West Chester, formerly of Malvern, PA, passed away on April 18, 2021.

Anne Marie Flynn was born in South West Philadelphia in August 1939 to William and Anna (nee Toner) Flynn.  As an only child Anne quickly learned how to make friends.  She went to Most Blessed Sacrament grade school and West Catholic High School, Class of ‘57.  She immediately started working at GE.  She became a stay-at-home mother to raise her 4 children, eventually returning to work as an Administrative Assistant for the Great Valley School District for 10 years and 14 years at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CAT Pickering and Brandywine).

Anne married Robert A. Gustafson in 1962, who passed away in 1998. Together they raised four children: Robert R. Gustafson (Heather), Dianne M. Gustafson, William A. Gustafson (Sara) and Brian J. Gustafson (Denise).  She has six grandchildren: Layne, Shay, Kallie, Kasey, Olivia and Trey.

Anne loved all of her houses that she lived in and felt blessed to have lived in Philadelphia, Springfield (Delco), Malvern and in Hershey’s Mill in West Chester.

Anne will always be remembered for her love of entertaining, her contagious smile and her loving, friendly spirit.  She had a gift of making friends wherever she went.  She loved being actively involved in numerous activities such as St. Patrick Women’s Guild, Hershey’s Mill Social Club, Devonshire Social Committee and Paoli Hospital Auxiliary.  Anne also performed in plays at Hershey’s Mill and planned events such as dinner parties, bowling outings, card games, neighborhood get-togethers and loved dinners out at the Hershey’s Mill Golf Club with all her friends.  In 2016, Anne began a new hobby of painting with watercolors. She created new paintings and turned them into greeting cards. She has since shared her ever-so-loved artwork with so many people!

Anne loved to travel, usually spending the winter months in Florida with her friends and a month in the fall in Sea Isle City, NJ.  Anne, along with her daughter Dianne, would often travel to California for Christmas to spend the holiday with Bill and Brian and their families.

Anne felt blessed to have had such a wonderful life and spent the last 6 weeks of her life celebrating in her own home with her family and friends. The Gustafson family thanks everyone who has shared in her happiness these last 81 years. Cheers to Anne… we love you!

Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 10-11 AM Friday, April 23, 2021 at St. Patrick Church, 104 Channing Ave, Malvern, PA 19355, followed by her Funeral Mass 11 AM to celebrate Anne’s life. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed via The Donohue Funeral Home Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thedonohuefuneralhome/ . Interment Philadelphia Memorial Park.

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104 Channing Ave, Malvern, PA 19355

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Friday, April 23, 2021

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104 Channing Ave, Malvern, PA 19355

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