In memory: Ann Marie Beruff

Ann Marie (Vitto) Beruff of Centennial,  died at home on August 16, after a lengthy illness. She was four days shy of her 72nd birthday. Ann was born August 20, 1943, in Washington, D.C. to Anthony and Celeste (Mastromarino) Vitto. vitto

She attended Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., and was graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Rockville, MD, in 1962. She worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She lived in Tysons Corner, VA, Fort Collins, and Centennial. She worked for the Defense Mapping Agency, and then for Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in the Dean’s office. She retired from Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

Ann was always encouraging to her friends and family, and always taking time to cheer others on. She was an avid fan of the Rockies and Broncos. Ann was also a cat lover. She leaves behind her beautiful cat, Sunshine. Ann enjoyed staying connected to friends and family on Facebook, and especially loved the closeness she had with her daughter, Lisa, and grandson, Brennen.

Ann is survived by her daughter Lisa Armstrong and grandson Brennen Jon Armstrong, both living in Centennial; her brothers, Anthony Vitto, MD, PhD (Terri Ann) of Richmond, MA; Nicholas Frank Vitto (Dale Ann) of Lancaster, PA; and a paternal aunt, Mary Theresa (Vitto) Anastasi of Silver Spring, MD. She is survived by numerous cousins/nieces/nephews/grandnieces and grandnephews. Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Catherine Antoinette (Vitto) Lindemer.

Ann requested no funeral or memorial services. Condolences can be sent to Lisa Armstrong, 7303 S. Xenia Circle, #A, Centennial, CO, 80112. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association for COPD research.