Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Anne Heller

July 23, 1924 ~ May 25, 2021

Anne (Annie) Heller was born July 23, 1924 in New York City. She was raised during the Great Depression and met her best friend and husband of 77 years, Jerry, in 1941.They married on April 22, 1944 while he was in boot camp training for deployment as part of the D Day Invasion. While he served in the infantry in Europe, Annie worked in a factory in Long Island, manufacturing glider aircraft that were used for the war effort. After the war, she moved to Toms River, New Jersey, where she raised her family and worked side by side with her husband in Towne Fabrics, the family business. Her home was always open to friends who loved her cooking, her “cool factor” , and her knack for making them feel welcome. She never said no to a stray kitten, a lost puppy or a wayward friend. In her forties, Annie took up the game of tennis and played weekly, well into her eighties. She loved her family, playing tennis and traveling with her husband to beautiful beaches and mountains.

Annie was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Katherine Zwirko, her sister Mary (Mamie) and her beloved son Gregg.

Left behind to miss her and cherish her memories are her husband Jerry; four children, Laurie (DeeDee), Jill (David), Leslie (Anthony) and Paul (Barbara); six grandchildren, Jeseaca, Jeffrey, Michael, Daniel, Cole and Genevieve; and four great-grandchildren, Paetyn, Parker, Alex and Anastasia.

Per her wishes no formal services are planned. To honor her memory, take a walk, go bird watching, play tennis, make some meatballs or donate to The Nature Conservancy, ASPCA, American Civil Liberties Union or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Rest in peace Mommy.


Jeff Gelnaw

May 28, 2021, 9:25 pm

I love you grandma.

Bud Hendershot

May 28, 2021, 9:37 pm

“Per her wishes no formal services are planned. To honor her memory, take a walk, go bird watching, play tennis, make some meatballs or donate to The Nature Conservancy, ASPCA, American Civil Liberties Union or the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

The most awesome last wishes I have ever seen. Rest in peace, Mrs. Heller. No wonder Jill is so wonderful.

Cathleen Mohr

May 28, 2021, 10:33 pm

This amazing and beautiful woman will be missed. I am lucky to have been one of her strays!

Mike Gerrity

May 28, 2021, 11:06 pm

I am truly saddened to learn of this unfortunate news. It never comes at a good time. Mrs. Heller was obviously a good person who left her mark on this place in her time. Fortunately, she has left behind offspring who continue to honor her through their good works.

Ruth Murray and Tressie Jordan

May 28, 2021, 11:26 pm

Although I didn’t have the honor of meeting this wonderful lady, I would have loved to have known her. Her daughter Jill is married to my nephew David. I have heard them both speak of her with great love and respect. Her story has been one of a beautiful and interesting life.
Our sincerest condolences go to her sweet family. Though she has gone to rest, she lives on in the memories of those on whom her love was a blessing.
May all who loved her be comforted by their memories of a life well lived.

Kim Bost

May 29, 2021, 1:25 am

Jill you and your family have my and my family condolences. Cherish your memories and you will always feel her love. Keep the faith of a mustard seed and we will keep you and yours in our prayers.

Mariellen Smith and Jim Wyckoff

May 29, 2021, 11:54 am

Blessings and peace to all. Our condolences for your loss. We’re donating to our local animal shelter, AWESOME, in her memory. Mariellen and Jim

Jacqueline Licata

May 29, 2021, 8:37 pm

I’m so sorry for your kids Jill. I lost my Mother 2 years ago and I still want to to call her and gossip. My heart aches for you.

Toby Jill Galinkin

May 30, 2021, 5:59 pm

Many cherished memories of my younger days include the entire Heller clan. My thoughts are with you.

Cookie and Bill Thompson

May 31, 2021, 9:27 pm

Bill and I will miss her.

Koren Cristman

June 1, 2021, 3:44 am

Your Mom was definitely the “coolest”. Still remember her rocking her green (?) Jaguar on her way to the TRCC to play tennis! She definitely rocked!

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


How can we help?

Our caring professionals are here to assist you and your family during this difficult time. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist in immediate arrangements or pre-arrangements.

Recent Reviews

  • The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.

    Esposito and Keith Family

    Vero Beach
  • Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.

    M. Cross

    Vero Beach

Direct Cremation Fee Includes

  • Transportation from the place of death to our family owned crematory
  • Basic alternative cremation container
  • Refrigeration of your loved one
  • Cremation performed by our crematory professional
  • Securing all required authorizations
  • Filing the death certificate
  • Notifying social security administration
  • If veteran, filing for free US flag
  • Assisting with newspaper obituaries
  • Cremains are returned to you in a temporary container

Other Fees That May Apply

  • Medical Examiner (fees vary by county)
  • Transportation outside 35 miles
  • Death certificates (fees vary by county)
  • Newspaper Obituaries (fee charged by newspaper)
  • Keepsakes
  • Permanent Urn
  • Jewelry
Skip to content