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Anna (Schonfeld) Sulyok Emery

Anna (Schonfeld) Sulyok Emery, aged 101, passed away peacefully at home on Monday December 21, 2015. She was born on October 20, 1914 in Paszto, Hungary, the youngest of six children of Dr. Emanuel Schonfeld and Cecilia Heilpern Schonfeld. She attended and graduated from the Jewish teacher’s college in Miskolc, Hungary, and moved to Budapest, where she taught and also was a tutor. During World War II, she acquired Christian papers with the name Rozsa Virag, and managed to hide and survive the Nazi invasion of Hungary. Following the war, she moved to Paris to live with the family of her sister Helene Szkolny (now deceased but who also resided in Gainesville). She came to the United States in 1955, where she lived with her oldest sister Jolan Orowan in the Boston area. She married Raoul Emery in 1956, when he immigrated to this country from France. Raoul and Anna opened an upscale restaurant, Le Petit Pigalle, in Boston, and ran it for several years. They moved to Baltimore and owned two similar French restaurants in that city before retiring and returning to the Boston area. In 1973 they moved to Gainesville, where they became active members of the community, owning several rental properties. Anna ‘Nusi’ was well known and loved; she was sincerely interested in others, and loved talking with her friends around the world, and entertaining those who were local. Anna was predeceased by her husband and her siblings. She is survived by her nephew George Szkolny of Gainesville, her niece Susan Orowan Martin of Marstons Mills, MA, and several grand-nieces and –nephews in New York state and Australia, as well as stepchildren and stepgrandchildren in France. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Meadows Central 4100 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!