Anne Rita Wagner born Anne Rita Smith on December 14,1943. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the first of five children of the late Ariel Anita Smith and Cecil Smith. As a child, she attended Carmel R.C. and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Guyana. Anne married the love of her life George Henry Wagner on December 25,1961. Their union was blessed with four children, Roger, Mark, Robert, and Wendy. George migrated to the United States in October 1969, Anne followed in January 1970. They welcomed their daughter Wendy in November 1970. Roger, Mark, and Robert joined the family in the United states in1972. She paved the way for several family members to come to the United States becoming legal residences and professionals in various fields and ultimately, United States citizens. Anne believed that education was the greatest equalizer and opened the doors for many to achieve their dreams. She celebrated your accomplishments and always had an encouraging word or simply said “I’m proud of you.” Her education included an Associate degree in Liberal Arts from Kingsborough Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from City College, and a Master of Science in Medical Records Administration from Downstate Medical Center. Anne worked at Caledonia Hospital as a nurse from 1971 to 1980. After completing her master’s degree, she went on to work at St. Mary’s Hospital from 1980 to 1985 as the Assistant Director of Medical Records and later became Director. She served as the Director of Medical Records for various institutions, including United Presbyterian and then Four Seasons Nursing Home, for over 35 years until her retirement in 2018. She led multiple staff that she treated as family. In 2007, Anne co-authored Assassination Cry of a Failed Revolution, with her late brother William Gregory Smith based on his life. In 2012 she was an honored member and VIP of their Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs of Who’s Who Worldwide. In 2014, she was recognized as a Top Female Executive for outstanding professional excellence and dedication, among many other awards and citations. She was very active in various community organizations and Parent Teacher Associations. Our dear Anne, 77 years of age, was called home to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Gregory and granddaughter Chelsea. She is survived by her husband George; siblings Aubrey (Linda), Paula (Bernard), Roy “Andy” (Marjet); her children Roger (Michelle), Mark (Glenda), Robert, Wendy (Cassius); her grandchildren Shane, Sean, Brandon, Cheyenne, Voneisha, Aleia, Courtney, Christina, Mark II, Shawna, Alvarine, Elianna, Cassius, and Christina; Great grandson Kyan and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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