Anna Frances Hull Salko of Southport, passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2012 at the age of 98.
Anna was born August 15, 1914 in Locust Valley, NY, the daughter of the late Willis and Rose Hull and a descendent of George Hull, a founding father of Fairfield.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith Delvecchio and her husband, Richard Delvecchio of Ionia, NY; her sons, Clinton and his wife, Marcia of Easton, CT and Chris and his wife, Theodora of Southport, CT; her sister, Gladys Kealey; and her 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew B. Salko and her brother, John Hull.
Anna grew up in Fairfield on Mill Plain Road, graduating from Roger Ludlowe High School in 1932 and the Butler Business School in 1934.
Anna and Andrew built their first house in Fairfield on Mill Plain Road and then moved to Greenfield Hill drawn to “the country” by their love of horses and farming. They started Salko Farm & Stable on Hulls Rarm Road, which has been the home to many horses and horse lovers in Fairfield and Westport for over 65 years.
Anna and Andrew were fixtures in the Fairfield Horse Community, founding members of the Fairfield Bridle Trail Association, members of the Fairfield Beaglers Fox Hunt, the 4-H Riding Club, the Fairfield Driving Show, and the PT Barnum Festival Equestrians.
The Salkos were also founding members of St. Pius X Church and Anna was an original member of the Ladies’ Guild. She was also a regular member of the Ludlowe Class of 1932 Reunion Committee.
Anna had an enduring love for her family, cooking with her grandchildren, dogs, knitting, music and playing bridge with her friends.
With her legendary beautiful blue eyes and warm heart, Anna enjoyed nothing more than welcoming friends and family to visit at the farm for her quick wit and fabulous cooking.
Anna was a beloved volunteer at the Fairfield Senior Center and enjoyed sharing stories of growing up in Fairfield with students at many local schools.
Anna will be dearly missed by family and friends far and wide.
Friends are invited to greet her family on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. directly at St. Thomas Church in Fairfield. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897.
To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.