Obituary of Anne D. Moesch
Anne. Moesch was known by her family as “the best mom and grandmother ever,” genuinely devoted to her family. She was welcoming to everyone she met. A very eclectic and artsy woman, Anne loved the outdoors and spent much of her later years collecting beach glass and taking long walks on the beach with her “boy” Charlie. Born to John and Loretto Drexelius on March 28, 1926, Anne was incredibly close to her parents and was proud to be their daughter. She very much enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening or fishing with her father and shopping with her Mother. Anne started her own family when she met 23-year-old Army Captain Robert Moesch when she was 17 while working at Smithers Pharmacy as a “soda jerk”. Anne knew right away she would marry him and pursued him to make that dream happen. The pair were soon wed and were blessed with six beautiful children: Sally, Barbara, John, Gretchen, Amy, and Bob The couple enjoyed doing many things together, including breeding Newfoundland dogs. They owned Wanaka Kennels, where they bred and showed many national and international champions. They made many lifelong friendships there. In their early years, they enjoyed being members of the Antique Car Club touring their Model T Car. Anne and her husband were also members of the Buffalo Skating Club and the Concord Ski Club where they spent time teaching their children the love of sport. When Anne was only 49 years old, her beloved Robert passed away. However, she never let her children know she was sad. She would say "suffer in silence" and offer it up as penance. She then bought a 36 ft. Winnebago and traveled across the country with three other women for six weeks. One who was from the Netherlands, and one from Italy. As she aged, her family grew to welcome 15 grandchildren who became Anne's life. The highlight of her days, Anne helped raise them and eagerly watched them during the summer months. When not traveling or spending time with her family, Anne enjoyed woodworking, crafting, and raising her dogs, chickens, roosters, and even a pet pigeon. Anne will be greatly missed by all she touched. Moesch, Anne D. (nee Drexelius) September 9, 2021 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Robert V. Moesch; devoted mother of Sally (B. William) Ralyea, Barbara (Paul) Harder, John (late Anna) Moesch, Gretchen (John) Makelke, Amy (Dr. Anthony) Bartholomew, and late Robert (Jeanne) Moesch; cherished grandmother of Colleen, Debbie, Elizabeth, Paul, Christie, Sara, Bobby, Amber, Johnny, Jesse, Anthony, Mark, Miles, Emily, and David; loving daughter of the late John and Loretto Drexelius; also survived by many dear great-grandchildren. Friends received on Monday from 7 – 9 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 9:30 AM at St. Mary of the Lake Church. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Our Lady of Victory Basilica. A link for donations and condolences are available at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.