Anna S. Florenzano

Date of Passing:

January 26, 2022

Florenzano, Anna S. (Pompeii), 100, of Anoka Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully at the home of her son in Eden Prairie, MN on January 26th, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife for 56 years of the late Joseph A. Florenzano.

Born in Barrington, a daughter of the late Crescenzo and Maria (Cioe) Pompeii, she was a lifelong resident of Barrington.

Mrs. Florenzano was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and president of Women’s Guild during the building years. She enjoyed cooking up fabulous meals, baking, knitting, crossword puzzles, and visiting with her family in Rhode Island and Minnesota. She exhibited prowess on the basketball court while in high school, setting scoring records for the varsity women’s team at the time…a talent not passed on to her somewhat athletic sons.

Anna was the first in her family to graduate from high school. She graduated at the age of 16 from Peck High in Barrington. She was a homemaker caring for her 2 sons when her husband Joe was injured at his workplace. She decided to take a temporary clerical position at the RI Dept. of Education to help the young family make ends meet. She enjoyed the work and made a lifelong career there, eventually elevating to a managerial position allocating federal title grants to towns throughout the state. As a promoter of education she found this work very fulfilling.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph A. Florenzano II (Judie) of Edina, MN and David J. Florenzano (Anne) of Eden Prairie, MN; Grandchildren Ashle, Eric, and Kevin Florenzano and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Louis Pompeii, John Pompeii, Barbara Lomastro, Phyllis Oliva, and Angela Acciardo. She was the grandmother of the late Zachary Breck Florenzano. Special thanks to her caretakers Mary Sousa, Amanda Richards, and Jane Wallis in her later years. She loved their care and companionship.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. A Private Burial will follow in the Santa Maria Del Campo Cemetery, Upland Way, Barrington. Calling Hours are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Anna’s memory can be made to the Barrington Education Foundation

Online Condolences


  1. To Joe, David and families.May you always carry the fond memories she left you with ( there had to be many).
    Salute. Anna.

  2. Joe and David,
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you on the loss of your Mom. Anna was a wonderful neighbor to us on Anoka Avenue. So many good memories to cherish.
    John and Janet

  3. Anthony V. Arico on Febr.8, 2022 at 8o5pm

    Dear Joe & David: Sorry about you Mother; I’m sure when I was a kid I delivered newspaper to her and your Father. Your folks are together again.
    See you at Dunkin if possible.

  4. Just noticed the announcement on Twitter and I want to send my condolences here, too. They say an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and knowing the intelligence, good humor, and kindness you and your family show, I know your lovely mother was the source of that goodness. 56 years of marriage and 100 years of life… WOW.

  5. Dear Joe and David, what wonderful and cherished memories I have growing up next-door to your family on Maple Avenue. I remember the Apple picking we all did resulting in our mom‘s baking delectable pies, the outings we took together, etc. Our families were very close and those memories remain in my heart. Jerry and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family

  6. Joe and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. May she RIP !!!

  7. Hhh

    Your loss has deeply saddened me and my family! Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to you, to your brother, and to your families! It was a great honor to meet your Mom in MN 18 years ago: She was very kind!!! May our prayers ease your pain during these sad moments!
    Yoro and Family – Senegal, West Africa

  8. i wish i was to be home the 12th but i do not return to RI until the 21st Joe…so sorry for your loss…my condolences to you and David..Prayers for Mom….Nick

  9. Joe, My condolences to you and your family. I could tell by pictures that you posted that you loved your Mom very much. She was blessed to have you in her life and you were blessed to have her in your life. Memories that can never be taken away. God Bless you and yours. Mary

  10. Dear Joe and David,
    Upon my visit to Barrington many years ago, your mother welcomed me, a stranger, with open arms. I was in awe of the 7 – course Italian meal. It was delicious! I was in awe of the family and friends that just dropped by the house that afternoon. What a welcoming home your mom provided her family.
    Rest In Peace Mama Florenzano

  11. Dear Joe and family. We loved seeing posts of your dear Mum on line. To reach 100 years was so amazing and she enjoying a good quality of life with support from some devoted caretakers, friends and of course her family.You will have so many wonderful memories of Mum.
    Sending heartfelt sympathy to you all.
    Love from Delyth and Graham from Wales UK.

  12. My condolence to Anna’s family I knew her for many years living on Anoka Avenue in Barrington.
    Rest In peace Anna.

  13. Joe and David your mom was a lifelong friend and more to my grandmother Lucy. Always so kind, gracious and with a certain flair of class. Gos bless you and your families as you process the loss of such a wonderful mother.

  14. Dear Joe and David,
    Your mom lived a great long life and did it with a smile and kind word throughout. She treated us like family and was deserving of all the love everyone had for her. I am so glad she got to spend time with you and family this last year. We all will miss her but will surely speak of her often.
    Sincerely, the Medicis

  15. David and family, Rick and I send our sympathies to you. We were just talking about your Aunt passing the other day, and how we loved to see the sisters together. We lived across the street from the Accaridos for years and would see the ladies often!!!! Together again!!!

  16. Dear Joe and David, I have such fond and loving memories of your mom, and have always cherished the bond our families shared, especially growing up. Anna was a lovely person and always held a special place in my heart. Please accept my and Cal’s condolences.

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