On Sunday afternoon, September 4th, our dear friend and dedicated TLC Volunteer, Marianne Annibali was hit by a car while jogging. The accident happened on Walden Ave in Depew and she died instantly. Her death has left a big hole in all of our hearts and she will be greatly missed.
Several years ago,
Marianne and her husband Rich, adopted a TLC Cat named Tucker. When
Marianne saw an opportunity to volunteer at our Pet Supply Plus location
on Union Road, she joined our TLC family. She always brought along her
14 year daughter Marirose.
Marianne then started fostering and was seldom without a
Mom and kittens at their home. As if that was not enough, She also
cleaned Friday nights at Petsmart after learning we were very short
Marianne and Rich also volunteered for a Greyhound rescue
group. She certainly shared the love and compassion for animals with
her family. She ran five miles every day, rain or shine. On her run,
she always stopped by Marianne McPherson’s house to chat about her
fosters. Dorine, who also lives in the neighborhood, would frequently
see her running down Walden Ave.
Marianne said she needed to run
every day so she would stay healthy. She wanted to be around a long
time to watch her daughter grow up, get married and maybe someday enjoy a
house full of grand kids.
Marianne worked at Sisters Hospital
where she also had many friends. She was married to her husband Rich for
34 years and her daughter Marirose will celebrate her 15th Birthday
This is such a tragedy for her family and ours here
at Ten Lives. We know she is surrounded by numerous animals up at
Rainbow Bridge but things will never be the same for those of us she