Anne "Annie" deLone Plukas (nee Nolan), 77, of Lincoln, Massachusetts, passed away on November 13, 2023. She valiantly fought the disease for ten years and passed peacefully in the presence of her immediate family after a short stay in the hospital. Annie will be forever missed; she was a treasured wife, a heroic mother, and an affectionate grandmother.
Annie was born on January 16, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in the towns of Milton and Wellesley. Annie is survived by her loving husband of forty-four years, John Michael Plukas; her devoted children, Amy deLone Hutter and husband Dr. Matthew Hutter; Erika deLone, Hans Plukas and wife Cassandra, and Alexis Plukas and partner Richard Goodenow. She is also survived by six adoring grandchildren and many friends.
Annie attended Stoneleigh Burnham and Wellesley High School. She graduated from Boston University in the class of 1967 with a major in English. Annie had a passion for the English language, instilling a love of reading and writing and an appreciation for proper grammar to her children and grandchildren.
She began her career as an editor in publishing and transitioned into the field of social work for the state of Massachusetts, where she spent the majority of her professional career. She later retired from social work and devoted her time to raising her children, as well as coaching them in tennis at the junior, collegiate, and professional levels.
Annie’s unfailing generosity, sharp wit, tenacity, and love of life are her defining qualities. She was a fiercely loyal person and an unflinching supporter of the people who were close to her, both friends and family. Annie’s energy and commitment to fight for the people in whom she believed was a distinguishing attribute. Her interests were highly varied—including playing and watching tennis, public market investing, adventure travel, sun-seeking, and the pursuit of knowledge. Whether she was eating a boston cream donut, walking to the gym or the tennis court, driving in the car, or enjoying a dip in the hot tub, she would always have her family and a cup of warm coffee by her side.
Annie’s happiest moments were when she helped bring people together; she seized every opportunity to celebrate life and her community. Animals were central to her life, and she was a longtime advocate for and supporter of animal welfare. Her cooking talent was a constant throughout and until the very end; “Annie’s meatballs” and “Annie’s macaroni and cheese” will be sorely missed. A private memorial service will be held to celebrate Annie's life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals
P.O. Box 2844
Nantucket, MA 02584 https://www.nishanimals.org
Massachusetts Cancer Center
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
Boston MA 02114
or a charity of your choice.
Please join us in honoring and remembering Annie Plukas, a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street, Concord, MA 01742 978-369-3388 www.concordfuneral.com