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October 8, 1931 - September 21, 2018


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Marian Coker Lucke


Fay Annette Tomasini (Granny) was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and woman of God. She passed away peacefully at her home in Bandera on September 21, 2018.

Annette was born October 8, 1931 in San Antonio to Leona and Roland Kirchner. She and her husband, Robert L. Tomasini recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They were married on September 6, 1952 in San Antonio.

She graduated from Harlandale High School and attended San Antonio College.

She is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) and sister Joyce, four sons and a daughter; Robert Jr (Les) and wife Vicki, Doug and wife Nancy, Randy and wife Debbie, Mark and wife Alisa, and Laurie and husband Bryan Neff. Grandchildren Jamie and fiancé Zach, Janelle and husband Craig, Christina and husband KC, Vanessa and husband Brad, Jessica and husband Jorge , Ryan and wife Maggie, Kyle, Justin, Cale and wife Samantha, Ty, and Zane. Great grandchildren Case, Cole, Kenneth, Alexia, Hayven, Carson, Ashlin, Elizabeth, Lilly and Lane.

Services will be 11am, Tuesday, September 25 at Bandera First Baptist Church with Pastor David Collett officiating. Burial will follow at 3pm at Coker Cemetery in San Antonio.

Her children remember growing up in Hollywood Park, her grandchildren remember holidays and summer at Lake LBJ, and her great grandchildren remember visiting her at home in Bandera. Though she lived in several communities over the years, her belief in God, faith and family were always her foundation.

Annette was the matriarch of the family and enjoyed spending time with each of her loved ones. She was always welcoming with a warm smile and an extended hand to help and comfort. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, antiques, crafting, crocheting, Bible study and community service. She also had a gift of creativity and enjoyed making beautiful things for everyone around her. At holiday meals the family was always spoiled with her homemade recipes. While there are too many to list a few that instantly come to mind are her cinnamon sweet rice and Granny’s fudge. She was a devoted and active member of the First Baptist Church in Bandera.

There are not enough words to explain the life or achievements she accomplished during her 86 years. However, she left a lasting impression on all who knew her by showing us endless compassion and love, her marriage to her husband Bob of 66 years and her ever steadfast belief and faith in Jesus Christ.

Memorials may be given to the Bandera First Baptist Church Building Fund. The family of Annette wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all who loved and cared for her.

Grimes Funeral Chapels
1214 Mulberry
Bandera, Texas 78003
(830) 796-3922

Published on the Grimes Funeral Chapels website on September 24, 2018.

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