EAST WASHINGTON, NH: Anne Spence Lischke of East Washington, New Hampshire, and formerly of Norwalk, Connecticut, died peacefully, January 12, 2023, at Hillsborough House Nursing Home at, age 91.
Anne was born in New Rochelle, New York to Andrew Craig Spence and Mary O’Brien Spence. She was the youngest of three children, her brothers were Charles Spence, and Thomas Spence.
Anne married George John Lischke. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage, and raised three children, between Norwalk, CT and Hillsborough NH. Anne, known as Mama Anne, Nanny, and Oma, was an avid gardener, nature lover, cheer leader and fierce advocate for all of her children and grandchildren’s sports, dance and events. She was a world traveller, incredible story teller, trivia whiz, cook of many a “light lunch” and lover of all animals great and small. In her earlier years she worked as a book-keeper, but her passion and true love was always her family and her many pets.
Anne is predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Mary Spence, brothers, Thomas and Charles Spence, husband, George John Lischke, son, George Lischke, and grandson, Brian Robert Drew.
Anne is survived by her children, Douglas Spence Lischke (wife Carolyn) and Patricia Drew (the late Robert Drew). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Douglas Andrew Ian Lischke, Jessica Drew Bates (husband Ryan), George Andrew Lischke, grandson, Pierce Banza (wife Adrienne) and great-grandchildren, William Brian Bates, Liliana Banza and Iyla Banza.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and friends near and far.
The family wishes to acknowledge the incredible care and concern, given to Anne at Hillsboro House Nursing home, for which they are forever grateful.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.
There will be no calling hours, and a Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Anne would have appreciated a donation made to Sullivan County Animal shelter, as Anne loved all creatures great and small.