We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Alexander-Rothwell Funeral Home
Antoinette Josephine Chatterton joined Dad in Heaven on the 19th of May 2022 at the age of 92. Anne was the oldest daughter of Santo and Madeline Rodilosso. She was predeceased by her brother Thomas Rodilosso and sister Josephine Roy.
Mom was born in Germantown Pennsylvania and moved to Astoria Queens New York when she was 10 years old. It was there that she met and was married to the love of her life Mickey (Joseph F. Chatterton) for 68 years until his passing in 2020 at the age of 90.
She is survived by her three children, Lynn Furey, Joe Chatterton and Scott Chatterton and their spouses Matt, Lori, and Liz "The Outlaws."
Anne and Mickey have six grandchildren, Matt (Brooke), Ryan(Josh), Joe(Chelsea), JT(Alli), Dan and Meghan(Greg). And five beautiful great-grandchildren Maggie, Lucas, Eloise, Bailey and Loralei.
Mom was definitely the boss of the family and made sure that we all toe'd the line. Her grandkids affectionately nicknamed her "General Grandma." She was 100% Sicilian and her sauce and meatballs were legendary. Whenever we visited we would have a pool to guess how long it would take for her to ask "Are you hungry?" Somewhere between 90 seconds and 2 minutes usually won the pool.
She worked for the Brentwood School district as a reading specialist in both Pine Park and Twin Pines elementary schools. Between her job at the school and all of her volunteer activities at the church mom knew just about everybody in town. If any of us kids did something wild or crazy mom would know about it before we walked through the door.
Anne and Mick retired to Pinehurst North Carolina in 1994 and became members of the Pinehurst Country Club. The grandkids absolutely loved this because they got to drive the golf cart.
In 2018 they returned to Long Island to live out their final years close to family and old friends. Mom spent her last three years living in The Bristal Assisted Living where she enjoyed playing bingo, painting, the movie theater, taking Spanish classes, starting a rosary group and playing games. Turns out she was a pool shark. She loved being close to the grandkids and attended as many events and parties as she was able to.
Anne was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, a regular attender at mass and a true prayer warrior. Legend has it that several churches nearly burned down from all the candles she would light.
We were blessed to have mom with us for 92 years. She is our rock, our strength, our wisdom, our care and compassion. Above all she is the foundation of our family's strong faith and unbounded love.
It is by this faith that we are confident that mom heard those beautiful words from our Savior "Well done good and faithful servant". And right after that she heard Mickey saying "Hey Anne! What's for dinner?"
And she knew that she was home.
A wake for Anne will be held on Thursday, May 26th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Alexander-Rothwell Funeral Home. 6447 NY-25A, Wading River, NY
A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, May 27th at 10 a.m. at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1488 N Country Rd, Wading River, NY.
Interment of ashes to take place immediately following at Long Island National Cemetery on Wellwood Avenue in Farmingdale, NY.