1924 – 2018
Gurnee, IL – Anna Savickaite Vaitkus (aka Ona Savickaite Vaitkiene) died January 14, 2018, in Gurnee, Illinois at the age of 93. Anna was born in Lithuania, daughter of Kostas and Ona Savickas. Sister to Liucija (d), Izabele (d), Sister Paula (Sisters of Immaculate Conception, CT), Cesius, and Kostas (d).
Anna was a WWII refugee who fled with her family to a displaced persons camp in the American sector in Hanau, Germany. There, she met and married Walter Vladas Vaitkus, an American soldier of Lithuanian descent, and emigrated to America. After arriving in the United States, Anna and Walter settled in Worcester, MA where Walter had a dental practice. They raised 3 children, Onile, Linas and Paul. Anna and Walter spent their retirement years in Juno Beach, FL, until Walter’s death in 2009.
Anna leaves behind: daughter, Onile Sestokas (Anthony Kestutis), sons Linas (Zivile Julie ) and Paulius (Beverly), granddaughers Lina Scroggins (Steven), Laura Humphries (Andrew), Rima Rindler (Tim), grandsons Vytas, Linas, Kristijonas, great-grandaughters Klara, Rita, Ila, Ellle.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invite to visit with Anna’s family on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Matulaitis Nursing Home Chapel at 10:30 AM. Burial will be beside her husband in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Putnam, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 600 Liberty Highway, Putnam, CT. 06260-2503. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.