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Anne Poleo

09/25/1927 - 01/23/2016
Service Date: 01/29/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 141 N. Macdonald, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Anne Poleo, 88, passed away January 23, 2016 at the Summit in Mesa, AZ after battling cancer for the past 6 months.

She was born the only child of Anthony and Natalie Coletto on September 25, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. Anne started playing piano at the age of 7 and graduated from high school when she was 16. Anne attended the Boston Conservatory of Music where she studied concert piano. While there, she met her husband of 59 years, Vincent Poleo Sr.

After getting married, she lived in Massapequa, NY, where she raised her children and taught piano. In 1964, Anne and Vince followed their best friends, Rita and Bob, and moved to Mesa, AZ. Anne was active in the women’s auxiliary at Mesa Lutheran Hospital and enjoyed playing golf at Mesa Country Club. In 1986, they retired to their “little cabin in the pines” in Prescott, AZ, where she loved to play bridge, golf and volunteer with the Claret’s organization at her church. In 2013, Anne moved back to Mesa, AZ to be closer to her children living in the valley.

Anne is survived by her children, Vincent Jr. (Vicki), Anne (Tom), Steven (Barbara), Charles (Teresa) and Anthony (Laura); 10 grandchildren, Sherrie, Chris, Michelle, Linda, Candace, Andrea, Ryan, Samantha, Joanna, and Anthony; and 9 great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10 AM at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 141 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ. Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Valley.


  • Anne Lee (Lulu)

    How can I express how much I love and miss you already. Words can’t describe what a beautiful woman you were inside and out. You were so loved by so many people who met you and were able to know you even if it was for a short time. Spending those last two weeks with you were difficult but I wouldn’t have done it any other way. My heart aches because I will never hug you, kiss you or hear your voice again. I love you Mom…rest in peace now with our Lord, Jesus Christ!

  • Adele Traficano

    Had not spoken or been in touch with Anne for many years but remember her well. My husband Carlo and I used to take Natalie to church with us each Sunday when we all lived at the Orchard. Because of this we met Anne and Vince and I believe daughter Anne as well. We even visited in Prescott one time. Beautiful, talented, kind and sweet lady. I know the family will really miss her. My prayers for the family for your comfort and peace. Sorry I cannot attend the funeral mass, would love to have attended. Adele Traficano

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