Anna Mary Ong
October 6, 1937 ~ August 21, 2023
Resided in: Southern Pines, NC
Anna Mary Ong, 85, of Southern Pines, NC, passed away on Monday, Aug 21, 2023.
Anna was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1932 to the late Armino Arduino Completa and Lucy Completa, graduating from the Girls’ High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1955. She went on to marry Ricardo D. Ong, whom she met in Beekman Downtown Hospital in Manhattan in 1963. She and Ricardo left NYC and moved to Blauvelt, NY, then West Milford, NJ, and then Ringwood, NJ where they raised a family of four children.
Anna and Ricardo then moved to Northern Virginia, where they lived for twenty-two years near their first grandchildren. They recently moved to Southern Pines, NC to be closer to family and grandchildren in NC.
Anna was a truly beloved wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, and niece. She brightened every room she entered, and everyone was better for knowing her. She is famous for several things: her dimples (telling anyone who would listen that she was called “dimples” on day one by the nurse who delivered her), being Italian (she has taught many an aspiring cook of Italian food how to make homemade pasta, meatballs, and sauce the right way), for never drinking a drop of alcohol her entire life (with no regrets resisting any temptation from wayward souls), and being the number one Mets fan that ever lived. She also loved Englebert Humperdinck and could be caught dancing to his hits until the day she passed. There never has been nor will there ever be another individual like Anna.
Anna was preceded in death by her cherished mother Lucy Completa Ragazzi, father deceased as a far-too-young man Armino Arduino Completa, stepfather Fulvio Ragazzi, and brother Pasquale (Pat) Completa. She is survived by “her guy” beloved husband of 59 years Ricardo D. Ong, their four children Anna O. Brice (husband, C. Edward Brice) of Scottsdale, AZ, Ricardo C. Ong (wife, Katy Ong) of Southern Pines, NC, Christina C. O. Zschoche (husband, Rob Zschoche) of Sterling, VA, Gregory C. Ong (wife, Nicole Ong) of Old Bridge, NJ, and seven grandchildren, Jana (27), Ethan (23), Alex (21), Robby (21), Nicholas (20), Evelyn (19), and Isabella (16).
She will be laid to rest at Pinelawn Memorial Park on September 2, 2023 at 11:00. There will be a Catholic service at St. Anthony in Southern Pines, NC at 9:30 AM.
Online condolences may be made at pinesfunerals.com
Service arrangements have been entrusted to Powell Funeral Home.