November 19, 1955 ~ December 30, 2022
Born in: Bronx, NY
Resided in: Cumming, Georgia
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ann Rose DeSantis Michaels on Friday,
December 30th , 2022 at the age of 67. She was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Vincenza
(Galgiano) Zingone and the beloved wife of the late Erasmo DeSantis and of the late Richard Michaels.
Ann and her late husband Richard relocated to Cumming, Georgia more than 20 years ago, after raising
their family in Holtsville, New York. Looking forward to the slower pace, Ann spent most days with her
grandsons Jack, and Connor until she became medically incapacitated.
Ann was a giving and generous woman despite the pain, great losses, and suffering she endured. Even
with her own crosses to bear, Ann always was checking in on her family and worrying about others. Ann
gave to others from her heart. She treated even random strangers, who eventually became friends with
kindness, generosity, and love.
Ann’s most treasured gifts were her grandchildren who she boasted about often. She loved showing
everyone their photos and was proud of their accomplishments.
Ann was the mother of the late AnneMarie DeSantis Hodge and is survived by her other three children
Salvatore (Lindsay) DeSantis, Cristina Kerrigan, and Anthony Michaels. She was a beamingly proud
grandmother of six to Jack, Michael, Connor, Abigail, Raymond, and Stella. She was also a cherished
Sister, Aunt, Godmother, Cousin, and Friend. One of four children, Ann is survived by her sister, Maria
Prestipino, her brother, Joseph Zingone, and predeceased by her brother Ralph Zingone.
Ann’s family and friends will remember her as a giver with a tremendous heart and love for her family.
She will be missed by the lives she touched.
Family will receive visitors on Thursday, January 26th , 2023 from 930-1030am at Branch Funeral Home of
Miller Place 551 Route 25A Miller Place, NY 11764. Funeral Services will be held at Saint Anthony of
Padua R.C. Church, Rocky Point, NY, Thursday, January 26th , 2023 at 1115am. Burial will follow at
Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ann’s memory to UCP (United Cerebral
Palsy) of Long Island or to www.gofundme.com (search for Anthony’s Army by Cristina Kerrigan) in trust
for the long-term care of Ann’s disabled son Anthony.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ann Rose DeSantis Michaels 's name.