On Saturday, January 8, 2022, Anne “Nanny” C. Dellock, 86, died peacefully at her home in Tallahassee, Florida surrounded by her family. She was unexpectedly hospitalized and diagnosed with a heart condition on Christmas Eve. Anne was born on December 8, 1935 in Connerton, Pennsylvania to Helen (Gownley) and James C. Monaghan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Dellock, her daughter Tracey, and son-in-law Kenneth A. Mettam. Anne was also met in heaven by her four siblings: sisters, Mary “Mae” (Maurer), JoAnne (Sweeney), and her brothers Thomas “Tom” Monaghan and William “Bill” Monaghan.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary Lynne Adam (Alfred) (Tallahassee, FL), Karin Riegel (Kenneth) (Orwigsburg, PA), Barbara Mettam (Casey Schearer) (Tallahassee, FL), and Carey Dellock, MD (Niraj Pandit, MD) (Tallahassee, FL), eight grandchildren (James Adam, Anne Mettam, Kara Horning, Nellie Riegel, Kenneth Riegel, Christopher Adam, Harrison Moyer, and Anderson Pandit) and four great-grandchildren (Benjamin Horning, Charles Horning, Carter Adam, and Liam Adam).
Anne was a graduate of Girardville High School. On April 19, 1958, she married James F. Dellock and moved to Frackville, a distance she thought at the time was too far away from her family. She briefly worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA, before devoting herself to the job she valued the most, caring for her family.
Anne often said that “family is everything” and vehemently emphasized the importance of prioritizing family. Anne had a deep love for her brother Tom, who held a special place in her heart. She was very proud of Tom’s devotion to his own family and followed his example.
She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Upon her husband’s passing in 1997, she moved to Reading, PA for several years to be closer to three of her daughters and to take care of grandchildren. In 2020, she moved to Tallahassee, FL.
Anne loved shopping, clothing, and all things related to beauty. She felt that we should all strive to look our best. Anne enjoyed getting dressed up. You would never find her without her lipstick on, often a bright shade of pink. She loved parties and was known to always have a good story to tell, often involving some colorful character from her childhood.
Anne loved television, movies, dining out, and meals with family. She was an excellent cook, often preparing enough food to “feed an army”. She had the gift of putting people at ease, often finding out someone’s life story at the first meeting. She was charming and never afraid to offer advice, whether you wanted it or not.
Anne was Catholic. She belonged to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Frackville, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in West Reading, PA, and Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Fl.
Celebrate Anne by raising a glass with friends and family, new and old. Never leave home without lipstick in your purse. Get a great haircut and perhaps consider if maybe you too should go blonde? Lastly, buy some new clothing; Nanny would want you to be on trend.
Anne instructed family not to be sad about her passing. So we ask that you remember her laughing or making other people laugh.