Anne Kearns
Anne Kearns
Anne Kearns
Anne Kearns
Anne Kearns

Obituary of Anne Kearns

Anne Marie Kearns, age 71, passed on Monday, April 23rd, after a long struggle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer (GBM).  She was born to Nicolas (Ben) and Eleanor (Moore) Marmo on Christmas Day 1946. Anne married her high school sweetheart William J. Kearns on May 8, 1966.

Anne earned her real estate license in 1985 and worked for more than 30 years handling real estate transactions. She was Vice President and Manager of Princeton’s Prudential, Fox and Roach office for over 20 years.  She was lovingly adored and respected by her colleagues. Beyond the National Association of Realtors, Anne was also affiliated with the NJ Association of Realtors at the Mercer County and Middlesex Board of Realtors.

She was an active member of women’s groups in both Princeton, NJ and Naples, FL. Anne enjoyed decorating her homes, marveling at sunsets with her husband and friends, and watching her grandchildren grow.  Her infectious personality made everyone comfortable and she was the bright, shining light of her family and friends.

Anne is survived by her loving husband of almost 52 years, William J. Kearns; her son and daughter in-law Bill and Beth Kearns; her daughters and sons-in-laws Susan and Mark Tudor, and Dana and Jay Zampini; and seven grandchildren, Ryan and Cameron Tudor, Jack and Haley Kearns, Matthew, Michael and Ben Zampini. Anne is also survived by her mother Eleanor Marmo and her brothers and sisters-in law George and Jean Marmo and John and Ruta Marmo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542 on Saturday April 28th at 1:00 p.m. with the burial to follow.  The family will greet friends in advance from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave, Princeton, NJ 08542 on Saturday April 28th.

Dr. David Reardon and his team at the Dana -Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA treated Anne during her courageous journey while battling Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Anne felt strongly that she wanted to support his research and efforts towards GBM treatment and cure.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Anne to support Dr. David Reardon’s Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.  Please write checks to Dana-Farber and include Dr. Reardon’s Research Fund in the memo section. To give online, please visit www.dfci.org/give