Anna Louise (Duncan) Thomas of Batavia went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2017 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. Anna was the daughter of the late Hugh W. and Betsey Yeager Duncan. Anna was preceded in death by her late husband William F. Thomas, sisters; Pearline Lucas, Cecelia Duncan and brother Murphy Duncan, and one granddaughter Stacey A. Johnson.
Anna was born in Rochester, NY and later moved to Batavia. She married William F. Thomas and out of that union they had 10 beautiful children. When Anna was a young girl she loved playing the piano and singing. Anna was very witty, she loved her children, and was always there for her family. Anna loved to laugh, and she loved to babysit her grandchildren. Anna was proud that she had given all of her children middle names that began with the letter A. One of her favorite things to say was” love you more”. Her house was always open to everyone and she loved to cook for you when you came to visit.
She is survived by sisters; Beulah Duncan Coleman, Phyllis Duncan Griffin of Rochester; (10) children; Patricia Johnson (The late Sylvester Johnson), Rick (Mary Jo) Thomas, Kirk Thomas, Rand Thomas, Bart (Carmen) Thomas, Tim Thomas, Vicki (Jeff) Shelnut of Alexander, Peggy (David) Vasciannie, Bill Thomas and Greg Thomas ,all of Batavia. 20 grandchildren: Rick, Nick, Kirk, Shareen, William, Bart Jr., Shamarr, Adam, Tim, Brittney, Brandon, Justin, Jason, Aaron, Troy, Casey, Brandon, Alexis, Ashley, and Amber; and (18) great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.
Anna will be missed by all but mostly by her children who will, as she always said, “love you more.”
Friends are invited to call on Friday May 12, 2017 from 4 to 8 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Anna’s Life will take place on Saturday May 13, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church 300 East Main Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.
Memorials may be made to Orleans Community Health Foundation, 200 Ohio St. Medina, NY 14103 or to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center 2652 Ridgeway Ave. Rochester, NY 14626. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020