All of us at BHB were saddened by the news (brought to our attention by statestreeter) that Anna Montemarano, the Matriarch of Cranberry's, died on March 14 at the age of 93. We always felt that each bagel and baked good purchased at the store had just a little more love in it when we'd see Anna on duty. Our condolences go out to Jim and everyone at Cranberry's.
Brooklyn Eagle: “She worked a full day on March 13, 2008, and passed into God’s hands the following day,” recalled her son. Said Jim, “she went out her way: working.” Twice a survivor of cancer, she will be missed greatly not only by family and friends, but also by all the happy customers at Cranberry’s who enjoyed her treats.
Memorial services will be held at Assumption Church at 73 Cranberry St. (right around the corner from the shop) on April 19 at 11:45 a.m.