Longtime Colchester resident, Anna Maria Percak, 92, widow of the late Stefan Percak, passed away on December 22, 2018 at Middlesex Hospital. Born July 10, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Wasil and Maria (Bolak) Robak. Anna came to Connecticut in 1946 via Ellis Island. The United States was a fresh start after enduring many hardships growing up in Poland; where Anna was forced to work in a concentration camp during the war. Anna and her family were due to be executed but were given a reprieve when the United States Military flew overhead. Anna and Stefan purchased an egg farm in Colchester and at its height they had over 20,000 chickens to take care of. Always a hard worker, following Stefan’s death in 1970, Anna would walk to work as a seamstress at Levine & Levine until she got her driver’s license. Working as a housekeeper at Frank Davis Resort and Chestelm Health, Anna was friends with everyone. Anna (Anna Banana), was known for her honesty and kindness, she had a heart of gold, was always helpful and carrying to others. She had the ability to tell people what was on her mind in an inoffensive manner and always with great affection. We will forever miss her infectious smile and laughter. A special thank you to Heather Soucy who took of Anna for the last five years of her life. With Heather’s loving care, Anna was able to live and enjoy the last years of her life. Anna will be forever loved and remembered by her daughter, Mary Percak-Dennett and husband Scott Dennett of Wasilla, Alaska; her son, Taras A. Percak of Colchester (and his former wife, Sandra Percak) ; her four grandchildren, Heather Soucy (Douglas Bennett-Shinkovich), Anthony Percak, Elizabeth Percak-Dennett (Thomas Woodard) and George Percak-Dennett (Kendra Cobb); and her sister, Karoline of Poland. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10:30 AM Saturday (Jan. 5th, 2019) directly at St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, 178 Linwood Ave. (Rte. 16), Colchester. Details about a Celebration of her Life will be announced in early July 2019. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements.