Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

Ann Romano
Visitation: 10 to 11 AM, Tuesday, March 1, prior to the service at the church   
Service:  11 AM, Tuesday, March 1, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1150 W. Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024  

Cemetery: St. Phillip Neri Catholic Cemetery  
Memorials: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105

Ann Romano, began her new life in heaven on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, MI.  Ann was born in Paterson, N.J. on November 10, 1939, to Nicholas & Marian DiMaio (Baratta).  Ann graduated from Benedictine Academy High School in Paterson, N.J.  She was an honor student in high school and editor of her school newspaper.  After graduation from high school, she attended and graduated from Seton Hall University with honors and was named a member of “Who’s Who” in American Colleges and Universities.  Her major was history, and her minor was English.  After graduating from college she was hired as an English teacher at Central High School in Paterson, N.J.  She taught catechism to students for several years at her local church.  She loved reading and in particular mysteries written by Agatha Christie.  She played the piano, had a beautiful voice, and was an accomplished knitter.  She completed five years of Bible Study Fellowship.  This is an intentional Christian system of structured bible study.  She loved northern Michigan art, in particular, pictures of landscapes and barns.  She had two charities which she was devoted to and to whom she donated.  Right to Life and Covenant House were her special interests.  She delivered meals on wheels well into her retirement years.  On May 20, 1962, she married Vincent Romano and together they raised and educated five children.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Marian Di Maio.  Ann is survived by her children, Lisa Romano Neal (husband, Joe), Vincent N Romano (wife, Stacey), Mary Ann Romano Hackett (husband, Bruce), Robert Romano (wife, Heather), Monica Romano Turner; grandchildren, Jessica (husband, Bill), Jada (husband, Patrick), Ryan (wife, Sarah), Justin, Hannah, Nicholas (friend, Hope), Bryant, Andrew, Rhodes, Tyler, Irais, Olivia, Althea, Halsey; great grandchildren, Weston, Andi, Hudson, Henry.  The family will greet visitors at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 1150 W. Centre Ave, Portage, MI, 49024, and will celebrate the life of Ann Romano at 11 AM with a mass at this church.  The mass will be live-streamed by visiting  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, in honor of Ann Romano.         

1095 68TH ST SE
# Louis De Maio 2022-02-27 19:48
We pray that you will hold fast to God's promise of eternal life - John 3:16. May the love of Jesus surround you, comfort you and draw you ever closer to Him.

In the love of Jesus,

Lou @ Arnette De Maio
# Joan Newman 2022-02-25 22:14
I, like everyone whose life Ann touched will miss her forever. I am truly at a loss for words in expressing how much her friendship has meant to me over the years. My sympathy to the whole family and especially to Vince. She will remain in my heart.
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