FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Anna Frances Hull Salko of Southport died Oct. 21 at home. She was 98.
Salko was born Aug. 15, 1914, in Locust Valley, N.Y., to Willis and Rose Hull. She was a descendant of George Hull, a founder of Fairfield. She grew up on Mill Plain Road in Fairfield and graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School in 1932.
She and her husband, Andrew B. Salko Jr., built their first house on Mill Plain Road. They later moved to Greenfield Hill, where they started Salko Farm and Stable on Hulls Farm Road, home to many horses and horse lovers in Fairfield and Westport for more than 65 years.
Salko and her husband were founding members of the Fairfield Bridle Trail Association, as well as members of the Fairfield Beaglers Fox Hunt, 4-H Riding Club, Fairfield Driving Show and P.T. Barnum Festival Equestrians.
They were also founding members of St. Pius X Church, where Salko was an original member of the Ladies Guild. She was also a regular member of the Ludlowe High School Class of 1932 Reunion Committee.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking with her grandchildren, knitting and playing bridge with her friends. Salko volunteered at the Fairfield Senior Center and enjoyed sharing stories of growing up in Fairfield with students at local schools.
She is survived by a sister, Gladys Kealey; a daughter, Judith (Richard) Delvecchio, of Ionia, N.Y.; two sons, Clinton (Marcia), of Easton, and Chris (Theodora), of Southport; and 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Andrew; and a brother, John Hull.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Church in Fairfield. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County, P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897.