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Annie Musso

January 17, 1981 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 43) 43 Years Old
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Annie Musso Obituary

UPDATE: A Celebration of Life will be held on June 15, 2024. Please check for details soon.

Suzanne Elizabeth Willis Musso
January 17, 1981- April 2, 2024


Known as Annie since the day she was born, Annie Musso died of Stage 4 metastasized breast cancer on April 2, 2024 leaving a legacy of strength, love and advocacy. Her husband Tony and son Luca, parents Cindy Eastman and Angelo Farenga, uncle Richard, siblings Christopher Willis, Justine Pilar, Jake Willis and Karly Willis and countless family members including but not limited to Stephan, John, Kelli, Aria, Kolette, Maddie and Aiden, Sue, Mario, Mike, Nico, Christina, Roberto, Ashley, Drew and Gina will miss her beyond imagination. She was predeceased by her beloved grandparents Warren and Pattie Eastman, her devoted aunt Susan Allison, and loving father Robert M. Willis.

Annie was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Woodbury, Connecticut where she returned to raise her own family after living and working in California and New York City. A social work major at the University of Vermont (Go Catamounts!) she used her many skills in a variety of careers but always focusing on the non-profit sector. Annie’s strong desire to help others and give back to her community showed up throughout her life, in both work and volunteer capacities. She founded UVM’s first Alternative Winter Break when she organized a team of students to go to New York City to help with serving meals to the volunteers at the Ground Zero site after September 11th. She continued to be active in the UVM and Burlington, VT communities as a volunteer coordinator and community activist.

Her passion to contribute to her greater community continued when she moved to Woodbury and served as a board member on the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, a member of both the Conservation Commission and the Democratic Town Committee. Her most recent job was with New Morning Market which she loved because it combined her acumen for organization and detail with her enthusiasm for community engagement. Annie was in her element when she traveled to Bridgeport to attend a harvest event for a community garden youth program or deliver turkeys to a food bank in Waterbury for Thanksgiving.

It was in her personal community that Annie thrived; although actually a very private person, her friends knew her to be a generous and outgoing woman who could be counted on to show up for any event with a smile, a ton of energy and a tote bag of sweet treats. Annie’s friends formed a backbone of support during her battle with cancer for which she was always grateful.

Of all her accomplishments, however, her greatest was bringing her son Luca into the world. Being Luca’s mom was Annie’s utmost joy and proudest role. With Tony and Luca, her family was complete, and she was grateful for their love and presence in her life.

She instilled her love of family, commitment, fun, humor, and intelligence in Luca and shared with him her love of holidays, special occasions, comfies, movie nights and the cottage in Maine. Annie was beautiful, stubborn, fierce, loyal, devoted and loved by all whose lives she touched. If there was a message she could leave for those left behind it would be to take care of each other, love each other and get early screening for breast cancer.

A memorial visitation will be on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 2 School St. Woodbury, CT 06798. A celebration of life is planned for a later date.

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Memorial Visitation
April 6, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home
2 School St. / PO Box 491
Woodbury, CT 06798

Family to do services at later date


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