Born in New York City on October 2, 1941 to James and Anna Gaynor, Anne graduated from New York’s Cathedral High School. Always a lover of fashion, Anne’s first job was as an assistant at Bergdorf Goodman’s ladies custom dress salon in the late 1950’s. In her 20’s, she moved into positions with recruitment firms, and she founded and directed her own personnel agency, Gaynor Limited, in the 1980’s and early 1990’s in Westport, CT. Anne lived for over 30 years in Norwalk and Wilton, CT and considered Connecticut her home, even after moving to Northern Virginia to be closer to her beloved grandchildren.
Anne met Ludwig Eberl, originally from Germany, on the SS Homeric, during a cruise from New York City to the Caribbean in 1967. They married in 1968 and welcomed their daughter, Alicia, in 1972. Some of the couple’s fondest memories involve traveling, including briefly living in India in 1971 and extended trips across the U.S. and Europe. Anne was always up for an interesting adventure! Anne also loved the arts, entertaining, decorating, great food, and spending time with family and friends.
Anne will be missed by many close friends and family for her outgoing, warm personality, generosity, and cordiality. She is survived by her husband, Ludwig; her daughter, Alicia; her sister, Margaret; and two grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at Advent Funeral Services on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 3-6 pm, with prayers at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Heart Association, or the Inova Health Foundation.