Anne Rath

Obituary of Anne Rath

Anne was the life of every party she’s ever been to. She knew how to work a room easily, and she had a magnetic energy that people flocked to. It also helped that she remembered everything about the people that she met, so she always had good conversation. Anne loved to travel, especially if she got to see her children and grandchildren. She’s been to Ecuador, Geneva, Ireland, Hawaii, and many other fantastic destinations. One of her favorite ways to spend her time, however, was at Dinner Club with her dear friends. The girls had known each other since they were in grade school, and they grew up together in the same neighborhood.

Anne was the epitome of class, and of humor! There were three words that best described her best: funny, fun and stunning. She loved to keep her mind sharp, so she would do a lot of word games, like crosswords, and she enjoyed reading Agatha Christe murder mysteries. Perhaps one of the most amusing things about Anne was her peculiar diet. On average, her food for the day was Pepsi, tuna fish, and gumdrops. She even kept marshmallow Peeps and gumdrops next to her bed! Please take a bag of gumdrops to remember Anne’s love, and how she could always bring a little extra sweetness into your life.

Rath, Anne M. (nee Regan) on May 22, 2018 of Lake View, NY. Beloved wife of the late James J.; loving mother of Elizabeth J. Rath, James J. (Molly) Rath, Timothy C. (Dina) Rath, Martin J. (late Karen) Rath, Carolyn A. (Michael) Phillips, David K. (Shelby) Rath, Kathryn M. Clancy, Maryanne (John) Ring; dearest sister of Joyce (late Timothy) McCarthy and C. Murray (Becky) Regan; adored grandmother of 15; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends will be received 4-8 PM, Thursday & Friday, May 24th & 25th, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC 4199 Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg (716-627-2919) where a prayer service will be held 11:30 AM, Saturday, May 26th, followed by an 12 PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Paul II Church, Lake View. Online condolences at