The Arc Remembers Anne Rotunda

August 30th, 2021

The Arc of Essex County remembers Anne Rotunda, who passed away in August after a long illness. Anne was Director of the Special Young Adults (SYA) program for nearly 40 years, dedicating her career to supporting and advocating for the men and women in the program. She first joined The Arc in 1980 and was known for her steadfast commitment to her job, as well as her ability to cultivate a warm and vibrant community among the SYA consumers and their families.

In reflecting on Anne’s decades at The Arc, staff members shared that Anne’s “voice made you smile,” and that “her eyes sparkled when she smiled, and it didn’t matter if you worked with her for years or if you met her that day, her genuine spirit made everyone’s day brighter.”

Anne will be missed by all who knew her, but the heartfelt enthusiasm she shared will always be remembered by staff, consumers, and their families.