Anne E. Dacko

NAPLES — Anne E. Dacko, 91, of Naples, died peacefully at home on Feb. 22, 2011, surrounded by her family.

The daughter of Frank and Lydia Daniel, Anne was born on Jan. 30, 1920, in Portsmouth, N.H. Anne met her beloved Walter “Darl” Dacko when she moved to Boston to work. They married in 1941 and raised seven children together. They retired to their home in Naples in 1978 and enjoyed their retirement years with the many good friends they made in the community through the Naples Country Club and the Naples Garden Club.

Anne loved to read, knit and crochet, garden, and was well known as an excellent cook. Her apple pie and Polish dishes from her childhood were legendary. She was a comfort and help to all those who needed it — especially her beloved grandchildren. Her time spent with them in later years was some of the most pleasurable and meaningful moments of both her and their lives.

She was predeceased by her husband Walter in 2005; and her son, Ronald in 1998.

She leaves her daughter Judith Gramstorff of Worcester, Mass.; son Robert Dacko of Dunbarton, N.H.; daughters Christine Cater of Natick, Mass., Darlene Baker of Plymouth, Mass., Andrea Dacko of Naples and Paula Colantuno of Boston, Mass.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held on Friday, Feb 25, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A funeral Mass was held on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bridgton. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Those wishing to remember Anne are asked to make a donation to either Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, who lovingly helped care for Anne through her illness, or to Camp Sunshine, Casco.

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