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Michael Carius, MD

.I met Anne when she was the Emergency Department Nurse Manager for kthe ED at Norwalk Hospital, when I was the Chairman of the ED. We rapidly developed a real professional partnership and mutual respect and support. I always admired her knowledge and ideas and her tenacity in implementing both. Her spirit was indominatable. Later, after she left Norwalk Hospital to pursue other professional and personal goals, we kept in touch. She will always remain for me one of my "most unforgettable characters." And I will miss her and our annual birthday cards and calls. My deepest sympathies to her family, especially John and JP and his family

Ray Coniglio

I had the honor of knowing Anne since 1980. She always put others first. She was a wonderful mentor to me as a new flight nurse as well as a role model on how she handled challenging situations. It was a priveldge to call her a friend. My condolences to John, Tara, JP and family.

Barbara J Lockwood

I met Anne in 1973 for both of us the first day working for Flight for Life at St Anthonys Hospital in Denver. That was a wonderful day for we became lifelong friends. I always admired her skills, tenacity and loyalty to everyone who she encountered. Even when we both left Denver to follow different career paths we stayed connected. We stayed in touch over the years and I was able to visit her wherever she moved. I will miss our hours long talks and her beautiful soul. May you rest in peace. .

Fred Turner

I worked with Anne, at Saint Anthony's Flight for Life Denver Colorado I was a 19 year old Kid when I met her, she was part of Something that became Part of her life. She was a small, BUT Mighty. She was just a GOOD PERSON LOVE AND MISS YOU MY FRIEND Say hello to all when you see them🚁🚁🚁

Carolyn Neloms

Ann was a blessing to so many. She worked with us at Community Hospice & Palliative Care as a volunteer visiting with patients and she had quite the knack for it too. She was loyal and dedicated and loving and I always knew she was a special lady but reading her background, I wasn't quite aware of just how amazing she truly was. What a legacy. My deepest condolences to her husband and loved ones. RIP Miss Anne.

Mary Mayotte

My sincere condolences to Anne's entire family. May memories of a life well-lived, bring them peace and may Anne be blessed with eternal life.

Anne Christine Goshco

2023-12-31

On March 20, 1947, in Philadelphia, Jean Ann Meier and Herbert Ebaugh welcomed their firstborn, Anne, into the world. She was a scrapper from the start, a four-and-a-half-pound preemie in the years before advanced infant care; the strength and spirit that she needed to survive shaped her life. Anne’s passing, on December 31, 2023, at age 76, exemplified that strength. Even as her body foundered, she held on for time with her son and his family, then slipped away peacefully hours later.
Anne was petite – a bit over five feet – but her accomplishments in nursing were towering. As a youngster growing up in Franklin Square, Long Island, she passionately read the Cherry Ames books and vowed to become a nurse. Told in high school that she didn’t have the science and math skills to succeed in nursing school, Anne forged her own path. She began as a candy striper, volunteering to interact with patients and their needs, eventually becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, and finally achieving her well-earned Registered Nurse diploma. As her nursing career progressed, Anne added Critical Care Practitioner Certification, a B.S. in Health Care Administration, and an M.A. in Organizational Management, all while working her beloved 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shifts.
Anne’s focus was emergency medicine. She loved the action and the quick thinking it entailed. That focus took her as a sought-after professional in emergency management from Sacramento, CA to Denver, CO, Long Beach, CA, Norwalk, CT, New Haven, CT, and ultimately to Jacksonville, FL, where she retired in 2016. The highlight of her career came in 1973 when she joined Fight for Life, a team of the first helicopter emergency/rescue service in the country, at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver. The camaraderie and the innovation of those years as Flight Nurse and Administrator coalesced all the elements Anne loved about nursing. Her 1979 assignment through St. Anthony’s to travel with Senator Ted Kennedy’s presidential campaign as his emergency medical support honored her abilities and her dedication. Along the way, Anne made deeply meaningful, lifelong friendships.
Anne loved her family even more than she loved nursing. Her 54-year marriage to John, whom she met at a temp job at A&S Department store on Long Island when they were in their twenties, was a true collaboration as they raised their family and uprooted for career goals. Anne derived supreme joy from her two children, fourteen years apart yet ever close. Working the night shift allowed her to pick up and drop the kids off, to show up to every event, and even to grab a few hours sleep. Travel consisted of visiting her parents in Virginia and a yearly trip to Massachusetts to celebrate her granddaughter and their mutual March birthdays. As her parents became ill in separate timelines, Anne cared for them devotedly. John drove with her for the thirteen-hour trip multiple times a month to be there for their needs. In her later years, three more beautiful grandchildren arrived, and their visits filled her with happiness.
The giving heart that pulsed through her work and family life extended to service to her faith and community. Anne volunteered as a Big Sister, as a Parish Nurse and as a Eucharistic Minister, bringing communion to the homebound and to nursing homes. She also volunteered at hospice, visiting homes of hospice patients to relieve caregivers and as a receptionist at Community Hospice, welcoming visitors and meeting their needs.
Anne’s zest for life and for challenges, her dedication to her faith, her gift of listening, her fast on-a-mission walking pace, her love of Barnes & Noble and card shops (she never forgot to send a well-chosen birthday card), her enthusiasm for going out to lunch for whatever reason: these were all aspects (a word she loved) of her uniqueness. Her energy and the love and caring that were her life’s work will be missed and remembered. Hers was truly a life well lived.
Anne is predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, who cared for her so tenderly, her daughter and son, four grandchildren, two sisters and her brother. May she rest eternally at peace after her struggles and remain in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched.
The family received friends and family for visitation on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service was held at St. Michael Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Florida Foundation.
4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 886 - 3883

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