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Life Story: Anne Marie Gianotto, 69; Longtime Township Resident

Ann Marie Gianotto, 69, died Dec. 1 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Ms. Gianotto was born March 7, 1948 in New Brunswick to the late Frank and Bertha (Paulson) Gianotto. She was raised in Somerset, and in 2000 she relocated to Point Pleasant.

Ann Marie was a licensed hair dresser and worked for many years as a school bus driver for Durham Bus Company, in Toms River. She was a very gifted interior decorator and loved to refinish furniture. She was also an avid bike rider; treasured going to the beach and collecting sea shells. She loved spending time with her family.

Ms. Gianotto was preceded in death by her brother Patrick Gianotto and her husband, Steven Banfitch.

She is survived by her daughter, Caprice Snyder and her husband Bob of Ringoes, NJ; her son, Blaine Banfitch and his wife Cristina of Hillsborough; her brothers, Michael Gianotto and his wife Gail of Somerset and Frank Gianotto Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Toms River; her sister-in-law Sue of Somerset; her grandchildren, Nolan, Carina, Alexandra and Mackenzie; as well as many nieces and nephews and her grand-dogs, Clyde, Max, Ginger and Jessie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ms. Ann Marie Gianotto’s name to Hugs for Brady Foundation, www.hugsforbrady.org/donations or by mail: 4 Quentin Road Kendall Park, NJ 08824; Please make checks payable to: Hugs for Brady Foundation, and mention that the donation is in honor of Ann Marie.

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