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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 4:21 pm

Fay Annette Tomasini (Granny) was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and woman of God.

She passed away peacefully at her home in Bandera on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

Annette was born Oct. 8, 1931 in San Antonio to Leona and Roland Kirchner.

She and her husband, Robert L. Tomasini, recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 6, 1952 in San Antonio.

She graduated from Harlandale High School and attended San Antonio College.

Annette is survived by her husband Robert (Bob), and sister Joyce, four sons and a daughter, Robert Jr. (Les) and wife Vicki, Doug and wife Nancy, Randy and wife Debbie, Mark and wife Alisa, and Laurie and husband Bryan Neff, along with grandchildren Jamie and fiancé Zach, Janelle and husband Craig, Christina and husband KC, Vanessa and husband Brad, Jessica and husband Jorge, Ryan and wife Maggie, Kyle, Justin, Cale and wife Samantha, Ty and Zane, and great-grandchildren Case, Cole, Kenneth, Alexia, Hayven, Carson, Ashlin, Elizabeth, Lilly and Lane.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Bandera First Baptist Church, with Pastor David Collett officiating. Burial followed at 3 p.m. at Coker Cemetery in San Antonio.

Her children remember growing up in Hollywood Park, her grandchildren remember holidays and summer at Lake LBJ and her great-grandchildren remember visiting her at home in Bandera.

Though she lived in several communities over the years, her belief in God, faith and family were always her foundation.

Annette was the matriarch of the family and enjoyed spending time with each of her loved ones. She was always welcoming with a warm smile and an extended hand to help and comfort.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, antiques, crafting, crocheting, Bible study and community service. She also had a gift of creativity and enjoyed making beautiful things for everyone around her.

At holiday meals, the family was always spoiled with her homemade recipes. While there are too many to list, a few that instantly come to mind are her cinnamon sweet rice and Granny’s fudge.

She was a devoted and active member of the First Baptist Church in Bandera.

There are not enough words to explain the life or achievements she accomplished during her 86 years. However, she left a lasting impression on all who knew her by showing us endless compassion and love, her marriage to her husband Bob of 66 years and her ever steadfast belief and faith in Jesus Christ.

Memorials may be given to the Bandera First Baptist Church Building Fund.

The family of Annette wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all who loved and cared for her.

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