Obituary for Anna May Hough (Grunrowsky)
Anna May Hough (nee Grunrowsky) was called to God on March 9, 2018 while surrounded and prayed for by family. She was the youngest daughter of Maximillian and Frances (Lamke) Grunrowsky. Her sisters, Cecelia Grunrowsky and Louise Makowski predeceased her.
Anna was born and raised in Baltimore and lived her entire life in the Baltimore area before moving in with her daughter in Finksburg in 2016. Anna lived at Bonnie Blink for a month following an extended hospital stay due to an auto accident.
She worked as sales manager of Lakein’s Jewelers in Fell’s Point for over 30 years. She fulfilled her promise to the store’s owner Mrs. Bessie Lakein, remaining with the store through the liquidation and closing sale following Mrs. Lakein’s death. She remained active and worked part time in the jewelry and sales industry prior to her retirement.
Anna, a past worthy matron of the Temple Square Chapter, served in the Order of the Eastern Star for over 35 years and was a member of the Highland Chapter and Ionic Chapter at the time of her death. She served the Masons and Eastern Star along with her husband, John Grenfel Hough Jr., a past master of the Latrobe Lodge, which was later merged into the Waverly Lodge following his death in 2005. She often baked Jewish apple cakes and other treats for her Eastern Star sisters and brothers. She also enjoyed bingo and other activities provided at the South Carroll Senior Center and loved adult coloring books.
Anna received the sacraments of the Catholic Church and was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Glyndon.
She loved gardening and watching and nurturing the wildlife while residing with her daughter in Carroll County and regularly shopped for and fed the birds and squirrels. She relaxed while enjoying the views of nature while living in a rural setting. She hosted family holiday dinners for decades, making room at the table for any number of extra guests and ensuring that everyone’s favorites were served.
Anna is survived and much loved by her three children, John Braden (Lisa), Virginia Hough Eckard (John), and John Grenfel Hough, III. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Jeanine Braden, Brittany Mossor, Lindsay Taylor and Hallie Hough and a grandson, Christopher Devales as well as four great grandchildren. Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law David and Adriana Hough also mourn. In addition, she is survived by her nieces and nephew Aaron Hough, Kaila Hough, Linda Ertel (Jeff) and Loretta Newton (Tom), cousins Richard Long (Loretta) and Forest Hough, as well as her dearly loved coloring pal Johnny Coyle. Anna had many friends and was known for her laugh, her kindness and willingness to help others.
Friends may call at Eline funeral home Finksburg Maryland Sunday March 11th from 3pm-5pm and 7pm to 9pm. An Eastern Star service is planned during the evening viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glyndon Maryland at 9am Monday March 12th, with interment Oak Lawn Cemetery mausoleum.
The family wishes to express profound gratitude to the Dove House hospice staff for their love, kindness, compassion and incredible care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Anna’s honor to the Carroll County Hospice Dove House.
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