Fortino-Skovan, Ann E. - stepdaughter of Hannah Losee
Anne E. Skovan mf; . " Anrie E. Skovan, 86, 'a lifelong resident bf the Tbwn of I)ughkeepsie, died on Thursday, Sept 2, 2004 at Vassar' Brothers Medical Center In Hough - IrAAncfa A homr - makpr frc cinni, ha ea Poughkeepsie schools. She and her sisters formed the singing group, The Fbrtino Sisters. They had a local radio show and made records during the 1930s. She X4? amateur singing prize on wGNY radio and was an animal activist Mrs. Skovan was a communicant of St Martin de Porres Church in Poughkeepsie. A lamuy statement reads: "A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was loved by afl who came in contact with her." Bom in Poughkeepsie on Sept 11, 1917, she was the daughter of Ce6r - gio and Genevieve Rocco Fbrtino. On Jan. 14, 1951, she married Joseph P Skovan at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Skovan survives at home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and daugh - tersin - law, Joseph M. and Ruth Skovan of Pleasant Valley arid Robert P. and Diane J. Skovan,. of the Town of LaGrange; a daughter, Donna Samarotto of Poughkeepsie; a brother, William Fbrtino of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Katrina, Michael and Kristen Skovan; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joanne Skovan; a brother, Theodore Fbrtino; and three sisters, Mary and Margaret Fbrtino and Florence Ferri. Calling hours are from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 pjn. on Tuesday at the William G. Miller and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday at St . Martin de Porres Church, Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie. Burial will follow in the family plot in St Peter's Cemetery in Poughkeepsie, - Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, 91 Fulton Ave; Poughkeep - sie,NY12601.