Anne (Cordwell) Kirchner

Anne Kirchner - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Webster, NY: Anne (Cordwell) Kirchner, loving wife and mother of five, peacefully passed surrounded by those who mattered most to her on September 1, 2020. Anne fought a courageous battle with Brain Cancer for a year, never complaining, never allowing the horrible disease to dull her light.

Anne made the Earth a better place on August 25th 1960, when she was born in Malone, NY, and raised by her pre deceased doting parents Margaret and David Cordwell, in Massena, NY. Anne loved nothing more than being a mother and raising her 5 children: David, (Kelsey) Danielle, (Peter) Robert, Michelle, Ryan and two dogs Barney and Cody, with the love of her life, Bruce Kirchner.

Anne’s positivity and love for life was contagious. She left everyone she knew a little better than they were before. She loved cheering her children on while they danced and played sports; was passionate about gardening, playing piano, baking, and doing crafts – and sneaking food for Barney at the dinner table!

Due to the pandemic, we will be celebrating Anne’s life at the White House Lodge (1100 Lake Road, Webster NY, 14580) on September 12th 2020 from 11:30 am-3:30 pm. There will be a limit of 50 people inside; masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Brain Tumor Society (

16 Condolences

  1. Duane A Miller on September 4, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Bruce and family, I am so sorry to learn of Anne’s passing. I will always remember the wonderful time we met up while you were camping in Florida. Anne was truly an awesome person. My prayers, thoughts and hugs to you.

  2. Richard SanFilippo on September 4, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Such a sad time for anyone who knew her. You passed on my birthday and forever will bring sadness to that day and def will never be forgotten. Sitting around the campfires, playing games, going to watch the bands, watching you joust with my son and dancing will always be the fondest memories of camping at Reds. I’ve shed tears about the news and I know I will shed more. The only good thing is now you wont suffer any more pain and can rest in peace and look over your beautiful family. God speed and know you are missed. Richard SanFilippo

  3. Shelby Fisher on September 4, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    A beautiful lady inside and out gone way to soon. Deepest Sympathy to Bruce and kids. That she loved to tell everyone about. Hugs and prayers to all

  4. Christine Staib on September 4, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Anne touched a lot of peoples lives. She was a Beautiful Lady. Prayers for all for comfort and strength through this most difficult time in all your lives. God Bless you with Peace.

  5. wanda j ulewicz on September 4, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Gods peace be with Anne and all who have loved her. What remarkable courage she has shown through all of this. You could still see her smile in all of Sherie’s pictures. I am so very sorry she has had to leave so soon. I hope God has a special place for her in heaven.

  6. Stacy Embrey and Family on September 4, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    We are so sad and heartbroken to learn about Anne’s passing. I feel so blessed to have know her. She was a wonderful woman. My she fly high and in peace❤️ Our sincerest condolences.

  7. Margaret &Ron Rafiner on September 4, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    We only had the privilege of meeting Anne once ,and that was at Edgewater Alliance Church, when she and husband Bruce were visiting with their friends,Sherie and Scott Laraby. There was something very special about this beautiful lady who laughed and talked so easily with us . You could instantly tell that she had a beautiful soul xxx
    Love and blessings to Bruce and family xxx

  8. Linda Best on September 4, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I loved watching both our sons play St. John Fisher football. I didn’t mind sharing my coffee with her in the bleachers. I am truly sadden by her passing. She loved life.

  9. Elaine and Tom Higgins on September 4, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Blessed is the human spirit
    for it grows in love’s memory,
    perseveres in God’s strength,
    and remembers in the heart’s grace.

    Dear Cousin Bruce,
    It is with great sadness we received the news of Anne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family.

    PEACE and GRACE be with you always.

  10. Kandi Scammell on September 4, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    My heart is with all of you. She was an amazing lady, I loved our chats when she would stop in to see Kirchy. I was blessed to have known her and what an amazing job she did raising Kirchy. God Bless you all

  11. Wayne Rademacker on September 5, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Bruce may deepest condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear this, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Gary Rivin on September 7, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Bruce. So sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Tim Rodgers/Cathy Weissberg on September 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm


    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Deepest Condolences,
    Tim and Cathy

  14. Sarah Smith Buckley on September 8, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I remember a sweet beautiful young girl with big Dreams….She was kind to everyone. I know she will be missed by many…. She accomplished those dreams we talked about as young girls in high school. Congrats Anne you made this world a better place.

  15. Lisa Minchak on September 12, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We met Anne at Schroeder when our son Greg played high school football with Dave. May the many beautiful memories of special times shared together bring you peace and comfort. Our deepest sympathies Lisa & Andy Minchak

  16. Jim and Paula Carlett on September 12, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Bruce, we are so sorry for your loss. Please give our condolences to your family and loved ones.

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