5/3/2018 – Anna M. Soluri, Cape Vincent

5/3/2018 – Anna M. Soluri, Cape Vincent

Anna Marie Knapp Soluri, 60, of Dodge Bay, Cape Vincent, NY passed away on May 3, 2018 after losing a courageous battle against COPD.

Born December 15, 1957 in Watertown, NY, Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Nancy Latham Knapp. She and her Air Force family lived many places during her childhood. She graduated high school in Massachusetts. In 1977 she graduated from Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. She began her 33-year career in Syracuse with Niagara Mohawk, now known as National Grid. She retired from the Watertown facility in January 2010.

Anna enjoyed buying, collecting, and selling antiques. She was the owner of Knapp Family Auctions, Denmark, NY formerly known as Knapp Brothers. She also enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their St. Lawrence riverfront home. She was a member of the Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Watertown Area Retiree’s Club.

She married Robert Edward Soluri, Jr. on October 11, 1980. Robert is the former owner and operator of Soluri’s Pizza in Watertown for 33 years.

Among her survivors are her husband Robert and their two children; daughter Erin Marie and her husband Matthew Draper, Potsdam, NY and son Christopher Robert Soluri and his wife Erin Elizabeth, Liverpool, NY. She leaves five precious grandchildren, Benjamin, Allyson, and Aaden Draper and Gracie and Max Soluri. She is also survived by her parents, Tom and Nancy Knapp, Lowville, NY; a brother Laurence Knapp, Lowville, NY; a father-in-law, Robert E. Soluri, Sr. and his long time companion Shirley Miller; brothers-in-law Patrick Soluri and David Caulkins, Watertown, NY; sisters-in-law Toni Soluri and long time companion Michael Gilligan, Great Bend, NY; Tina Miller and husband Ronald, Sackets Harbor, NY, and Tammy Soluri and fiancé Patrick Tarver, Sackets Harbor, NY, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is pre-deceased by her mother-in-law Mildred J. Surace.

Those wishing to visit are invited to an open house at the Soluri’s Cape Vincent residence on Saturday from noon-4:00. There will be no calling hours or funeral, per Anna’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anna’s name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601.

A family and friends gathering in honor of Anna will be held at the family’s discretion.



  1. Linda Pierson Posted

    Bob and Family,

    Our thoughts prayers. We are so very sorry. Anna was a great women, wife, Mother and Grandmother. I will remember her fondly.
    Richard and Linda Pierson

  2. Brian and Krista Wohnsiedler Posted

    Tom and Nancy,

    Krista and I are so sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  3. Susan Wood Posted

    Erin and family:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish your memories and always know that she will be in your heart.

  4. Michele Price Posted

    So sorry for your lose. Anna was a true fighter and wonderful person.

  5. SaraDerrigo Posted

    Bob and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Anna . Please know that we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayer. Anna was such a kind person and I always enjoyed her. So deeply sorry for you all. Sara Derrigo Mike Derrigo and families

  6. Helen Pierce Posted

    I’m sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. Anna fought her illness and with courage and the loving help of family. Anna was always so kind to both David and myself. I will always remember Anna with wonderful memories.

  7. Carol Runkles Posted

    So sorry, I knew Anna from Carthage high school. A very good person. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

  8. Verne VanDeWall Posted

    I was so saddened to hear that Anna passed away. She certainly fought the fight and was able to dodge many bullets. I admired her for her courage and her ever present smile. She was one of our favorite patients at Watertown Internists and Betty and I looked forward to her visits.
    I can not say enough also about the kindness, she and you always showed us. She will be missed greatly and always be in our memories.

  9. Charlie Harwood Posted

    Bob, I am very sorry for you and your family. I remember stopping at your house last fall and seeing you and Anna. She was a good, and funny woman ,so very sorry for you.

  10. Michael Prevost Posted

    Bob and family.Im so sorry to here about Anna’s passing she was a great person and a good co workers. My she rext in peace.

  11. Liz Haskins Posted

    to the Knapp and
    Solouri family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. So many memories of the auctions. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Sharon Wohnsiedler Posted

    Nancy and Tom
    Sending my sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

  13. Jo Ann Pastor Posted

    When a loved one is lost, there are no words that can fill the emptiness in our hearts . . . but know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the happy memories of Anna be with each and every one of us forever and help with some of the pain. She was a very special lady to so many. Sending love and prayers for the family.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about Anna’s passing. My sympathy and prayers are with the family.

  15. Andrea & Bill Decillis Posted

    Bob & Family, Bill and I were so sorry to hear about Anna. She was a strong lady and fought a good fight. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. If you need anything, we’re here for you.

  16. Georgia Powell Paddock Posted

    Bob and family…

    I remember Anna and our good times at CCBI. She always had a smile when I saw her.
    May you find peace knowing heaven has a Angel.

  17. Bethany Turcotte DeShane Posted

    So sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. My condolences to her family.

  18. Karen and Tony Collins Posted

    Erin, Matt, Benjamin, Allyson, and Aaden,
    Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this very sad and difficult time. We can imagine that Anna was a special person when we observe the exceptional family she raised, loved and left behind.

  19. Joe and Carol Compo Posted

    Bob and family, Joe and I are so sorry for your loss of Anna, our sympathy and prayers are with the family

  20. Linda Van Dusen Posted

    Dear sweet Anna, rest in Peace my friend. You showed us strength courage and importance of family. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Jim and Linda Van Dusen

  21. Wendy MacMillan Posted

    Bob and family

    Sending my sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

  22. Thomas Nadelen Posted

    Bob and family,our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all in this difficult time. Tom & Lauraina Nadelen.

  23. Patrick Collette Posted

    Anna was a beautiful soul that loved life and so very much loved her family. We had some great conversations over the years as co-workers. She was one of the first to express her support of my son’s life-threatening illness and always asked about him in his recovery. I will miss her greatly!

  24. Matthew Donaldson Posted

    Soluri’s & Knapps,
    Anna was like a second mother to me and all of you have been like extended family. I was devastated to hear the news. I have a lot to owe to her. I learned a lot about hard work and strong work ethic from her. She worked hard all day every day, and still had time to make a home cooked meal every day. I took her lessons with me in all my endeavors and I hope all that I have done here in Las Vegas made her proud. I am thankful to have grown up under her care and guidance. I love and miss you all and wish I could be there with you this weekend…. Keep it comin’ Anna!


  25. Connie and Marc Davis Posted

    Our deepest condolences to the Soluri family. Anna was a beautiful, kind lady. We had many conversations at work. She loved her family dearly. She fought this disease and now is at peace in heaven!

  26. Nicole Johnson Posted

    So devastated to hear of Anna’s passing. She ALWAYS had a bright and cheerful smile when she visited us for her infusions. Please know you are all in our prayers and we are thinking of you. We will definitely miss seeing Anna.
    Diane, Nicole, Candice, and Mackenzie

  27. Bob& family, our deepest sympathy for your loss, family is the most precious gift we are given,God bless your family.

  28. Rob Ewy and Carolyn Zanta Posted

    Erin, Matt and family, we are so sorry for your great loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Joan Postorino Posted

    Remember Ann from her working with my husband Frank Postorino at Niagara Mohawk along with her dad. Remember her and you Bob with your antiques too.

  30. Jim and Janice Countryman Posted

    Bobby and family so sorry for your loss you are all in our prayers.

  31. Craig Augustus Posted

    Bob,Tom and Family
    So sorry to hear of Anna’s passing.
    My deepest sympathies

  32. Phil, Yuvon Marra Posted

    Bob & family ,
    Sorry for your loss.

  33. Susan VanHuben Posted

    Dear Bob, Tom and Nancy, Larry, Erin and Matt and family, Christopher and Erin and family,

    Since the day that God first brought our families together in such a special way, I have truly loved each and every one of you. I am heartbroken for all of us at Anna’s passing and will forever cherish every memory we made together. Please know that my thoughts, my prayers and all my love are with you in this very sad time. I echo all the beautiful things said about her here. She has left a beautiful legacy in the family that she fiercely loved and nurtured so well. She will be sorely missed until we are all together once again. Love and sympathy to all of you,
    Sue VanHuben (Howard)

  34. Karen & Lloyd Rickard Posted

    Bob, Chris, Erin, and Families
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Anna. I hope she is at peace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

  35. Pat Comenole Posted

    Bob and family,
    Just saw the news. I never even met Anna, but always heard of her. I know she is at peace and that should give you all some comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your cousin Pat

  36. Marty Smith Posted

    Bob sorry to hear of your loss. Anna was a great co-worker. Hope to see you on the river this summer. God bless you and your family.

  37. Yvonne Rudd Posted

    To the Soluri family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Anna through work at National Grid and she was a very special lady who will be greatly missed. Hang on to your memories so that they can sustain you. God bless her.

  38. Mike & Kathleen Maurer Posted

    We are so sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. She was always ready with a smile. Praying for peace & comfort for you, Christopher, and Erin.



  40. Bob and Mary Morgia Posted

    Our prayers are with you in this sad time. Reflect on the time you had together and remember the good times and memories you shared together

  41. Debra Marcinko Posted

    Bobby, my deepest condolences to you and you family. I am so sorry for the loss and will miss Anna terribly. She has been through , as well as you, so much with her illness. Its just not fair! I am flying out to California and won’t be back until next friday. Tell everyone hello, and remember Anna for the great woman she was.

  42. Dianne Rotella Posted

    Bob –
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your wonderful memories of Anna help bring you some peace and comfort during this time and always.

  43. Anita Drake Richards Posted

    Erin, Matt and family….I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Please know my thoughts and prayers are very much with you. I am so grateful she and I could reconnect when the two of you married.

  44. Linda and Paul Paventi Posted

    Chris and family,
    Sending sincere sympathy to all of you. Chris I remember how upsetting it was to you when you first found out how ill your Mom was. You are a great son that cared so much. Please remember me from making cookies, in Perkin’s room especially. We now live in Lakeland NY not far from you. would be wonderful to touch bases with your family. I’m sure Gracie is such a big girl now and has a younger brother. Take time to grieve, everyone’s timeline is different. May God comfort you in the process.

  45. Boyanski Family Posted

    So very sorry for your loss, hoping you loving memories help you through this very difficult time

  46. Donna A Williams Posted

    Anna will be greatly missed. As a fellow co-worker at Niagara Mohawk, we shared many laughs together. May you cherish the good times and hold on to the many wonderful memories. My husband and I send our sincerest condolences, Donna & Claude Williams.

  47. John Peckham Posted

    Bob and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. May she rest in peace.

    John and Casey Peckham

  48. Michel Rainville Posted

    About the sweetest lady I’ve ever known. Even to casually know her, I’d often be amazed that nothing seemed to bother her. Shocked to come across this sad bit of news today. Definitely gonna miss her and her upbeat attitude.
    To my “brother” Bob, and all….my sincere condolences.

  49. Amy Cowles Posted

    I’m so sorry for your loss Bob. Anna was one of my favorite patients and both of you were always so kind and appreciative to us at the hospital. I will miss the two of you. ( Amy from SMC Respiratory)

  50. Mary Fults Posted

    Bob and family. I was sadden to hear about Anna..she was such a sweetheart.. heaven has gained another angel.. Mary Fults

  51. Thomas Bradley Posted

    Bob and family,
    My condolences to your family for the loss of Anna. She was as so many before me have said such a kind and caring woman, and always able to bring her contagious smile to others’ faces. She will be remembered and greatly missed. Bob, I have always admired you both!

  52. Sally Switzer Posted

    Bob, Chris and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of Anna.
    Marc and Sally Switzer

  53. Michael curley Posted

    Bob and family

    Better days are ahead

    Michael curley

  54. Pat & Cindi Bigelow Posted

    Cindi and I are truly sorry for your loss

  55. Gerrie Lampman Posted

    Bob, Erin and Chris: Bill and Gerrie Lampman send our love and prayers to all of you. Anna was and always will be a great person. She valued God, family and life. After moving from Dexter we always kept you in our thoughts. May God continue to heal your hurting hearts. Keep the memories alive in your souls.

  56. Mary Foster Schwalm Posted

    Bob and family. Sorry for the loss of your beloved Anna. Very special lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Foster Schwalm

  57. Jody E Amelio Posted

    Bob and Family, I’m so very sorry for your great loss. Anna will be remembered. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless. Jody Scudera Amelio

  58. Bob and family, we were Very Sorry to hear of the loss of a lovely lady today Anna fought a courageous battle with COPD but could usually add a smile during friendly conversations. Bob, it will be the loss of Anna being there, needing your assistance from time to time but prayers can help you get through daily. We send our prayers and thoughts to YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS, ALL.

  59. David Northrop Posted

    Bob and family, I know how you feel, and am heartbroken for your loss. The memory is still very fresh for me….Now is the time for family, for they are the lifeblood. They will hold you together, remind you of all the good times spent with Anna all these years. Bobby, I truly am sorry for your loss. I know Kim is in a better place, and now so to is Anna. God Bless you all.

  60. Barbara J Smith Posted

    Bob,we are sorry to hear about Anna..such a nice lady…God bless..
    Barbara & Berky

  61. kristy adams Posted

    Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.

    I love you, Anna.

  62. Joshua Mannigan Posted

    Erin, Chris, Bob and family. Anna was such a kind and caring lady. You couldn’t help but have a smile on you face whenever she was around. My deepest condolences to you all.

  63. Sue Moore Posted

    I am very saddened to hear the news of Anna’s passing. When Anna came in for her infusions, the room was lit up with her grace and infectious smile. I haven’t known her for long, but I took an instant liking to her from the first time I met her. The last time I saw her was in the her hospital room when I visited her. I sat beside her and spoke gently of how all of us in Infusion, wished her a speedy recovery. I am new to this group, but I hope she new how much I (and all of us) cared.

    Anna, I truly loved seeing you and knowing you for the time I did. You will be greatly missed. May you Rest In Peace. <3

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Soluri Family.

  64. Fred and Judy Angel & Family Posted

    Bob & Family,

    We were so sadden to read of Anna’s passing. May fond memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  65. Terry Weller Posted

    Bob and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time of Anna’s passing. She was a wonderful person who always had a smile on her face and a greeting with a hug. She will be missed by all.

  66. Joe C. Soluri Posted

    Bob & family so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the whole family. Love J.C.

  67. Luciana Echazu Posted

    Erin, Matt & family,
    My sincere condolences for your loss. I hope that soon enough, the pain you all feel right now can give way to all the beautiful memories of the times shared together and that Anna’s love for all of you continues to live on in your heart.

  68. Brian, Kelly & Cade Chezum Posted

    To the Soluri family and all who loved Anna.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of loss, and sending a special hug to Benjamin, Allie and Aaden. We hope you find peace in the celebration of a life that was well loved by many. Brian, Kelly & Cade

  69. Miles & Kathy West Posted

    Bob, My heart breaks for you and your family. I will always remember meeting you and Anna while we were anxiously awaiting our children to born. Soon we were each waiting for our second and the fun began. Memories of all the elementary and high school events we shared continue to bring smiles. Anna was a wonderful lady and I know nothing I say will ease your feedings of loss. Erin and Christopher, I know too well what it’s like to lose your mother. This pain will ease in time but not a day will go by when you won’t wish you could talk with her, see her, hug her, be with her. Hang on to the memories and traditions they will keep her with you. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  70. Zina Ramey Posted

    Bobby and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Anna Rest in Paradise. Cherish the memories you have, they will help ease your pain of such a great loss. Love you! Cousin, Zina

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