BARRINGTON — Ann Codega, 91, formerly of Barrington, passed away peacefully July 8, 2023 after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Barrington, she was a daughter of the late Emilio (John) and Esther (Medici) Mastriano and the beloved wife of 65 years of the late Louis S. Codega. She was the sister to the late Joseph Mastriano and Barbara Hannah.
She graduated from Leander R. Peck High School in Barrington prior to working as an administrative assistant in Providence and Bristol. As her family grew, she devoted herself to being a stay at home mom to her seven children.
A communicant of Holy Angels parish, she was active in many activities including the women’s guild and as a volunteer in the CCD program for many years. She was always one of the first at hand to bake or prepare meals for fundraisers or families in need or to welcome new neighbors.
As empty nesters, she and Lou enjoyed going on more than 30 cruises to many destinations around the world. A cross-word puzzle master, she enjoyed playing all kinds of games and staying in touch with her family through social media, and especially looked forward to the updates from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Known as Anna, Gramma-Louie, Munga or Nana, she lived for her children and their children and loved seeing them grow and prosper. In addition to never missing a concert or a graduation, she was most fulfilled cooking and baking for them. Visitors always were greeted with a home cooked meal or fresh baked cookies and desserts. She will be remembered often in an apron, with a baby in her arms, or both!
Ann is survived by her children: Louis T. Codega, Mary Ann Higgins, Katherine Codega, Joseph Codega, Rev. John Codega, Anthony Codega and Michael Codega, their spouses and families — including 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Angels Church on Saturday, July 15, with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.