NEW Anna

Anna New Oakdale Funeral Directors Lilydale Memorial Park Cemetery

 Anna NEW

Passed away peacefully on 3rd of July, 2020

aged 68 years.

A limited family funeral service by invitation only, to Celebrate and Remember the life of Anna Lorraine New (nee Zaks) will be held in the Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park, 126 Victoria Road, Lilydale on Monday 13th July, 2020 commencing at 1.15pm.

The service will be livestreamed for Anna's family and friends who are unable to attend. Please click on the link below to view Anna's service.

Beloved wife of Cliff for 48 years.  Beloved Mother of Raoul, Rosmund and Alex. Loved Mother-In-Law of Debrah and Nadia.  Adored Nanna of Maximus and Raphael. Loved Sister to Roberta and Michael.

Anna will be forever remembered and loved.

Rest in Peace darling Anna 

Private cremation to follow.


  1. Barbara Furnell on 9 July 2020 at 10:50 am

    Anna is a loved sister-in-law of Barbara and Lou Furnell, loved aunty of Kate, Cameron and Trevor and loved daughter-in-law of Nancy Walker (dec).
    An adventurer and a teacher, Anna was very creative and a great thinker, always looking for solutions to problems.
    Our sympathy and love surrounds Cliff and all the family.
    Anna will be sadly missed and forever remembered.
    Barb and Lou Furnell and family

  2. Barbara Furnell on 9 July 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Anna was a loved daughter-in-law of both Nancy and Ken Walker.
    All at rest.

  3. Ian McRae on 10 July 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Anna is the sister of Roberta and sister-in-law of Ian McRae, aunt to Ben. Sebastian and Adam and great aunt to their children.
    Anna’s energy, humour and courage will be greatly missed by us all.
    Our very best wishes and love to Cliff and the New family
    Ian and Roberta and family

  4. Roberta McRae on 12 July 2020 at 7:59 am

    Anna was born in Milano in 1952. By the time she turned 6 our family (Leon, Rosa, Anna and I ) had moved to Chile, for 6 months or so, then Israel for about 3 years before arriving in Melbourne.
    Anna was, even as a tiny child very pretty and happy. Everyone wanted to play with her, be with her. I was praised for being a good girl (and I was) but I was a pleaser, Anna was herself.
    We both went to school in Noble Park. My memory of that was lots of walking, simple fun, little money and few outings. Anna had lots of friends and was happy at school. Of course, the big event of our life in Noble Park was the arrival of baby Michael in 1958. He was adored by Anna.
    We left Noble Park when Anna was 14. I left home soon after that move. The Anna I remember of that time was a person full of life, eager to have adventures and engage with her city, her friends and the world, and utterly herself. She was a knockout beauty, so I was not surprised when she married Cliff so young. He certainly fell for a gorgeous person.

    Vale brave little sister. I miss you.

  5. Lorraine Wilson on 12 July 2020 at 10:44 am

    Condolences to my cousin Cliff on the passing of Anna. Love to Alex, Raoul and Rosamund and grandchildren.
    Hopefully you will have many happy memories.
    Lorraine and Peter Wilson and family

  6. John Ledwich on 13 July 2020 at 12:33 am

    Condolences to my cousin Cliff and family on the passing of Anna,love to you all x
    John and Karen Ledwich and family

  7. John Ledwich on 13 July 2020 at 12:55 am

    Condolences to my cousin Cliff and family on the passing of Anna .sending our love to you all
    John and Karen Ledwich and family x

  8. Arita Economou on 13 July 2020 at 3:09 am

    My deepest condolences to the family, sending you my thoughts during this time. Arita Economou & Family xxxx

  9. Kate McDonald on 13 July 2020 at 6:08 am

    My Dear Aunt.
    I fondly remember a Christmas when I was 14 and Anna had found a bargain that was sure to be a hit with a teenager- an eye mask kit!
    I was extremely excited- especially when reading that it was called a “Hangover Kit”. Anna calmly said, it’ll last for a few years.

    I also remember as a young adult living with Cliff and Anna, we would going for walks, visiting Galleries and Gardens and have a cheeky cake in a cafe.

    I’ll remember your creative free spirit,
    thoughtful intelligence, unique perspective and adventurous heart.
    With much love, Kate