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Anna Mae Conley
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Mrs. Anna Mae (Yaghy) Conley, 76, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.

Anna Mae was born in Utica on August 23, 1940, one of eight children of the late George J. “Tabby” and Mae (Alam) Yaghy. She was educated in local schools and a graduate of TR Proctor High School. On October 21, 1961, Anna Mae was joined in marriage to Robert J. Conley. They shared fifty-four loving years together raising their family. Her beloved Bobby passed away May 25, 2016.

Anna Mae was a stay at home mom who dedicated her life to her family.  In 1974 Anna Mae and Bobby owned and operated the Valley View “Snack Bar” and held the golf cart concession for 15 years. It was a family run business where everyone felt like family and everyone got a home cooked meal. Anna Mae put her heart into everything she made. The memories from that time in her life were cherished by all who were lucky enough to be a part of it. When Anna Mae was ready to move onto the next phase of her career, she looked to a family friend, Joe Talarico, who hired Anna Mae at the Local UFCW office, where she worked until her retirement.  After retirement she spent her days with her adoring husband and family. Her grandchildren brought an immeasurable amount of joy to her life.

An amazingly strong, yet graceful woman, she touched the heart of anyone who was lucky enough to know her. She was loving, honorable, and had an undeniable gift in being able to make anyone feel at home in her presence. Her beautiful smile lit the hearts of so many, but especially her husband, and together they were one of the great love stories.  They can now spend eternity wrapped in each others arms.

She is survived by her beloved children, daughter and son-in-law, Tracy Ann and David Yahnke Sr, her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jill Conley, and daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Frank Tobin; her six beloved grandchildren, Samantha and David Yahnke, Alexa and Robert Conley, and Matthew and Caroline Tobin; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Beverly and Scott Phillips, Georgianna Kobos, and Christine and Jeff Baker; three brothers, Robert Yaghy, Albert Yaghy, and Michael Yaghy; in-laws, Paul and Patty Reile; and also many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, James Yaghy; and in-laws, Lucille Diodati, Kay Arcuri, William “Billy” Conley, and Sandy Yaghy.vThe family would like to give a special thanks to the nursing staff at the Allen Calder Wing at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare for the loving care shown to their mother during her illness, as well as, Rosie Joseph and Scott Phillips, who were there for her this past year and helped fill the loneliness of her days after she lost her husband.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 a.m. St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. There are no calling hours.
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My dear cousin AnnaMae. You will be missed by so many as you were loved by so many. My heart hurts for the suffering you endured. You can now rest easy and enjoy your eternal life with Bobby and so many others that will be with you. I promise I will take care of Tracy (Facie). My beautiful cousin AnnaMae fly easy with the angels. I love you!

Written by Michelle Gulla
2017-05-06 1:14:21 PM

You will be sadly missed by all who knew you. I know you are now in heaven with the love of your life, Bobby. I will always remember the laughter and tears we shared years ago. You will now watch over your family from heaven.. R.I.P. Anna Mae

Written by Jeannie Collea (Yaghy)
2017-05-06 2:46:49 PM

Aunt Anna Mae, I couldn't begin to write all the wonderful memories I have with you, but I can simply say that your smile lit up a room. I was happy every time I saw you at the store, it made my day.You will be greatly missed, you're love touched so many, give Sito, Gido and Uncle Bobby a hug from me xoxo

Written by Julie Yaghy
2017-05-06 9:25:09 PM

Becky, I was so sadden by the news of your Mom . She was a wonderful woman ,and will be missed by many . She always had a smile on her face . My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time love Mike and Ada Salmon

Written by ada salmon
2017-05-07 12:14:41 PM

We are So Sorry for your loss,Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You!

Written by Linda & Andy Convertino
2017-05-07 5:07:16 PM

Dear Children & family. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your very special Mom and Sister. Having all grown up together mostly, Aunt Beverly, Mom & Me there was never a time when we weren't laughing, always having a good time. I'm sure you all have beautiful memories of your Mom & Dad and now they are together forever. Rock, MaryAnn Spatuzzi

Written by MARY ANN (YAGHY) Spatuzzi
2017-05-07 6:53:40 PM

To the Yaghy & Conley Familes,"I will remember your sister for all the kind things she did for others. You have my very deepest sympathy on your loss."

Written by Jake Minicone
2017-05-07 8:51:40 PM