Desiree Anzalone Wiki – Desiree Anzalone Bio
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s only great-granddaughter Desiree Anzalone has died at the age of 31.
Anzalone passed on September 27, in her home state of Connecticut, after a six-year battle with cancer, People reported on Friday.
Her mother Julia Arnaz, daughter of Desi Arnaz Jr., said her only daughter died ‘peacefully,’ though ‘watching her slip away was just, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. No mother should have to watch that.’
Anzalone was named after her great-grandmother, Ball, whose middle name was Desiree.
She was the only child of Julia and Mario Anzalone, and the first great-grandchild of Ball and Arnaz Sr.
Ball and Arnaz Sr. were married from 1940 until 1960 and shared two children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Jr.
‘She was so beautiful, just so so beautiful inside and out,’ Julia, 51, said. ‘She really, really reminded me a lot of my grandmother, more so than I.’
Desiree Anzalone Age
Desiree Anzalone was born in Norwalk on September 15, 1989. She died on September 27, 2020, at the age of 31.
Desiree Anzalone Death
Desiree Anzalone died on September 27, 2020, at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, after a battle with stage 4 breast cancer. She was 24 when she was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, and underwent chemotherapy and had a double mastectomy. The cancer returned into stage 4 in 2018, spreading to her liver, lungs, and bones, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Desiree Anzalone Cause of Death
Desiree S. Anzalone’s cause of death was breast cancer.
Desiree Anzalone Family
Desiree S. Anzalone was the daughter of Julia Arnaz and Mario Anzalone. She was the only great-granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sr. According to her obituary, in addition to her father Mario and his wife Nancy and her mother Julia Arnaz and her husband Halbert Massey, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Susan Callahan Howe, maternal grandfather, Desi Arnaz Jr., paternal grandmother, Carol Anzalone and paternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Broadhurst and her fiancé and caregiver, Chris Reynolds. She is also survived by her step brothers; Sammy and Joe, AJ and Nick as well as her uncle, John and aunts; Melissa, Janine and Sherry. She was predeceased by her beloved grandfather Mario Anzalone, Sr., and her great-grandparents Desi Arnaz Sr. and Lucille Ball.
Desiree frequently honored her great-grandmother Lucille on her Instagram. In April 2020, she wrote in an Instagram post: “Celebrating the life of a legend and MY life’s most profound curiosity. Your energy emulates, still. I would have loved to meet a part of me in you. ”
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