Anne Kruse

Convention Sales Manager, DCU Center of Worcester

I was a single mom with two little kids, two little boys, and I knew that God had a plan for me that was better than where I was or what I was doing. I would see business women driving down the street while I was pushing along my babies in carriages and I would think, “Geez, I thought I was gonna be a business woman,” you know what I mean? And I would see, you know, people my age buying houses and I thought I was going to have a house and I thought I was gonna have a picket fence, you know and all that stuff [laughs]. And I always had faith in the fact that it would really happen.


Anne Kruse was born in 1952 to Grace and Daniel Sullivan. She grew up in the Greendale section of Worcester, Massachusetts with her mother, father, older sister, and four younger brothers. She lives in Worcester and went to school here, and has lived in Worcester, Massachusetts all her life. She never went to college, but worked hard and built her life up from there, even though she did encounter some obstacles along the way. Some of Anne’s most defining characteristics are how optimistic and faithful she is. Even when she lived in the projects or did not have the exact life she knew she could have and wanted, Anne said that she knew God had a plan for her and that everything would work out. Her optimism and her faith are truly what make her strong and help her accomplish so much in her life. She now works at the DCU center and is married to Charles Kruse and has three children and five grandchildren.

Interview Date: 
March 14, 2012
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