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Anna M. Desanto

August 8, 1928 — January 11, 2021

A Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Marie DeSanto, age 92, of Chicago, will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, IL.  The Entombment will be held at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Hillside, IL.

She passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Good Samaritan Home of Quincy, IL. She was born August 8, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Adeline Dorr, German immigrants.

For 76 years, she resided at the same address in the Bridgeport neighborhood. On May 5, 1951, Anna married the late Thomas DeSanto. Together they raised 3 children, and she was working as a full-time housewife. They were blessed with 43 years as a family before Thomas’ death in 1994.

Anna was a devout Catholic member of St. Anthony’s parish where she and her daughters were also married. She walked to attend daily mass in all kinds of weather and prayed the rosary often. Anna’s family was her joy.

She will be lovingly remembered by her surviving family, daughters: Susan (the late David) Berti of Palmyra, MO and Karen (Michael) Cynova of Hawthorn Woods, IL; grandchildren: Alison (Beau) Crist of Quincy, IL, Michael (Jennifer) Berti of Jackson, MO, Nicholas and Sabrina Cynova of Hawthorn Woods, IL, Gina (Garret) Lipine of Midlothian, IL, Jaimie DeSanto of Oak Forest, IL, and Christopher DeSanto of Bolingbrook, IL; great –grandchildren: Charlotte, Dylan and Ella Crist of Quincy, IL, Ian and Henry Berti of Jackson, MO; Ryan DeSanto of Oak Forest, IL, and Emma Lipine of Midlothian, IL and two beloved sister-in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas J DeSanto in 1994, son Paul T DeSanto in 2007, her brother Arthur E Dorr in 1994, and sister Loretta P Moon in 2020. Anna will be remembered as a warm vibrant individual who treasured faith, family and fun. She loved to travel, to share food and simple pleasures with her family and friends, to dance, and to be on the go.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or masses at your local parish. In lieu of visitation, Anna’s family would appreciate your memories and condolences online at

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