Anne was born in 1937 to Anne and Henry in Sussex, England. Only a few months later, her father Henry died from complications from World War I injuries, and in another couple of years she and her mother moved to Melbourne, Australia, where her mother's sister, Aunt Mary, and other relatives had relocated.
Anne's childhood was filled with friends and cousins, most of whom still live right there in Melbourne. At 18 Anne embarked on a Grand Tour, staying in various places in Europe and making lifelong friends.
After this colorful young-adulhood, Anne settled back in Melbourne with her mother. In 1973 she started corresponding with a gentleman she "met" through a travelers' club -- Sal Moringello. A year later Anne visited him in his hometown of New York City, and a year after that, she moved there permanently and they were married. Soon, her mother moved to New York as well, and the newlyweds lived in an apartment with both of their mothers. Anne and Sal had bonded over common interests, situations, and goals, including a love of travel, being "older" (mid-30s) only children who had never married, and living with and being devoted to their elderly widow mothers.
In 1977, Anne's own dream of motherhood came true when she gave birth to Sally-Anne, a daughter very much wanted and welcomed by both Anne and Sal. Unfortunately, Sal's mother had passed away before her granddaughter was born (but died knowing a grandchild was on the way). Anne's mother passed away when Sally-Anne was four.
Anne made four trips back to Australia after moving to America -- in 1982, 1999, 2001, and 2006. Sally-Anne joined her on the first and last of these. Both mother and daughter, as well as the Australian relatives and friends, were thankful for the opportunity for the last visit, as Anne went into the hospital only two weeks after returning from Australia, and never went home again.
Anne died on July 6, 2006, at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens after a battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.