Anne B. Dennison was born in Pennsylvania in 1921. In Rye his family lived at 155 Locust Ave. Anne enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Ann Dennisen Seaman 1/c
Miss Ann B. Dennison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ethan A. Dennison, received the rating of seaman first class upon graduating from the aviation machinist mate school at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Okla. She will now be transferred to another shore station for further instruction and work.
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Anne B. de Jong (Dennison), 94, passed away from natural causes early Sunday morning on September 13 in Basking Ridge NJ.
Anne was born on December 5 in Rye, NY, and later attended Chapin School for Girls in New York, NY. She earned her BA in Education from Bennington College, then her teaching certificate from SUNY Brockport.
Anne then joined the US Navy and became an Aviation Machinist. Upon honorable discharge, she returned to New York and received her MA in Education from Colombia University. Anne lived for adventure. During her time in the Navy, she traveled to Alaska where she fell in love with its beauty and culture, and considered homesteading and teaching.
She decided to return to New York to continue her education, and moved into International House. It was there that she met her husband, Pieter de Jong, a student at Union Theological Seminary. Together they began their greatest adventure of all; they were married in 1952 and moved to Canada, where their four children were born.
In 1965 Anne and her family returned to the US, eventually settling in Madison NJ where Pieter became Acting Dean of the Theological Seminary at Drew University. Anne spent her time as a homemaker, focusing on assuring quality education for her children, and still sharing in the occasional weekend family adventure. Anne was passionate about her family. She also enjoyed traveling, knitting, writing poetry, the occasional quality dessert, and helping anyone who was lucky enough to cross her path.
Anne is survived by her 4 children: Alida, Pieter & wife Vikki, Paul & wife Kitty, and Tim & wife Vanessa; 5 granddaughters: Amanda & husband Andy, Sarah, Nicole, Kristina and Li Allison, and one great''granddaughter: Grace. This online memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Anne B. de Jong. You are invited to add a Tribute in her memory. Please click ''Sign Guestbook'' below to add your own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.