Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking of Annie❤

Posted by Cindy Tino goldberg - Easton, MA - Friend   February 14, 2021

I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to Anne's family. She was such a beautiful person with a sweet spirit and big heart. Her smile would light up a room!! She loved her work at FBMS and worked so hard to support the children and families she served. She was one special lady who will be nearly missed by so many! We love you Anne and we miss you already!
Cheryl, Founder of School on Wheels ❤

Posted by Cheryl Opper - Norton, MA - Friend   February 02, 2021

Anne was a very special person to me, we work together at Father Bill's, I will truly miss her, My condolences to the family

Posted by Colette Turner - Atlanta, GA - Coworker   January 26, 2021

My heart goes out to Leo and Annie's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Anne was the nicest person I met at Father Bills about 10 years ago. we often go out to lunch for catfish Annie enjoyed talking about culture and diversity and listened to my stories about Haiti. Most afternoons she use to have her afternoon snack cookies and coffee which she usually offers to share, Anne always had a calming presence.
The world won't be the same without you Annie, you loved the children of the world no matter where they came from, no matter their stories. Thank you for your dedication! May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Barbara Meneide - Rockland, MA - Coworker   January 23, 2021

Anne and I served FBMS in the same role for several years. We shared offices, lunches and many stories. She was a beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Sandra - Raynham, MA - Coworker   January 22, 2021

To Leo and family as well as Eleanor, John and Bill, I was so sad to hear of your loss. I have such fond childhood memories of building snow forts on snow days, enjoying Halloween nights and visiting the Cider Mill with Annie. Her smile was infectious and her laugh always sweet. She was always such a kind and caring neighbor to my parents in their later years. Our hearts go out to you.

Posted by Gail Miller Iarrobino - Easton, MA   January 21, 2021

Anne always brightened a room with her gentle smile. She was a fierce advocate and will be missed by all that had the honor to know her. I extend my condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Jennifer Hasan - East Taunton, MA - Coworker   January 21, 2021

Leo, Leanne & family; I am so deeply sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful soul and I'm grateful to have known her. Devastating. Hoping your family will heal

Posted by Jovan Ventura - East Freetown, MA - Friend   January 21, 2021

Dear Deschenes family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy in your time of loss. Remembering Anne's wonderful and gentle soul will always remain in my heart. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all

Posted by Joseph Moro - Rochester, NH - Friend   January 20, 2021

Anne, you were an angel that had the gift to light any room. Your kind spirit, smile and gentle laughter will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace

Posted by Michelle M - Brockton, MA - Coworker   January 20, 2021

Anne was such a joy to work with. She always had a welcoming smile for everyone who passed by her desk. Her warmth, kindness, and commitment to the children and families she served was an example for the rest of us and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Liz Rogers - Brockton, MA - Coworker   January 20, 2021

Leo and family---I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Anne was a wonderful person and will be missed.

Posted by DENNIS GIANNOTTI - Friend   January 20, 2021

To Leo and your family,
It was 1974 or 1975.. not exactly sure now in 2021! You Leo, and Anne and I worked for Norfolk Country Trust Company. Anne and I worked for Kay Coulter and Jack Carter in the Stoughton branch. You Leo, and again I'm not sure but, I feel that you met Anne while working for Norfolk County Trust, maybe in the cash room? Maybe you knew each other before and just ended up working there? All I know is that Anne, who was a few, actually 3 years older than I was, was one of my best friends in the Stoughton branch of the bank. She was getting ready to marry you, and so "loved" talking about how much she loved you. I remember hoping that I too, someday loved someone as much as she seemed to love this man she called Leo. I remember her talking about packing for her honeymoon. She was the one that taught me that you should wrap your outfits when traveling in "tissue paper." That way when you arrived at your destination you didn't have to "iron" them!
We lost touch after those years at Norfolk county Trust but today, when seeing this obituary I "remembered" how I so admired her for the way she was "always" thinking about "others" and what she wanted to do in her future to help "others" that could not help themselves. She talked about working at her family's farm stand and keeping it going. I'm see from these comments that Anne "fulfilled" her goal in life. She by far, has earned her place in heaven and in the hearts of all that she may have touched over the years, including mw.
Anne, my you rest in peace knowing that the world is a better place because you existed! :

Posted by Claudia Jasmin - Raynham, MA - Coworker   January 20, 2021

To Leo and the entire family, please accept my deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Posted by Brian Doherty - ANTHEM, AZ - Family Friend   January 19, 2021


So sorry for your loss.

Sending you and your family love and prayers.

Posted by Belinda Davison - Richmond, VT - Friend   January 19, 2021

I am so sad by this great loss. :( Anne was such a wonderful person...She always was smiling and caring for everyone. I can't believe this...
Truly a sad, sad day. I will miss her deeply xoxo

Posted by Jenn Briggs - Brockton - Coworker   January 19, 2021

To the Descheanes family - we are very sorry for your loss. Anne was a wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed. When we met her I was 5 months pregnant and feeling horrible and just being around her made me feel so much more calm and at peace. Her kindness and humanistic qualities are something to strive for. I can tell she will greatly missed but her spirit will live on forever.

Posted by Paonessa Family - Nahant, MA - Family   January 18, 2021

Auntie Anne was the best. She was always so happy, so silly, so joyful...
On Christmas Eve she made the most delicious lasagnas, and on Thanksgiving the best pies, and on Easter she made the most delicious and adorable bunny cake.
She was always laughing, and always so present when she was with you. I always felt heard and validated. I could feel her care always.
When we visited Saratoga one year, she encouraged Cousin and I to talk to the bellboy to get us to use the pool. We did, and when our dads found us they were not happy...but she had our back :)
She helped so many families, and truly cared about humanity.
I'm more than grateful to be her niece. She was the best, truly the most beautiful soul. I'm going to miss her, I already do. My memories of her are her always smiling and giggling, playing the piano (usually the Beatles) and helping the world be a better place. She left the world a better place because of her love and who she was.
I love you Auntie Anne.
Rest In Peace ❤

Posted by Sarah Deschenes - Newbury, MA - Family   January 18, 2021

So sorry to hear this news! I pray for all who loved this beautiful soul. I read all the memories people have put in here and agree with every word...she was sweet, gentle, hard-working, giving, one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure to know. I can't help but think about all the people that were there and so happy to greet her...her Mom & Dad, her sister, her aunts, cousins etc. We all love you Annie and will miss you forever.

Posted by amy palmer - BLACKSTONE, MA - Family   January 18, 2021

We extend our sincere condolences to Anne's family and friends. We have special memories of Anne with Leo at long ago Flaherty gatherings. Her endearing personality and loving smile were exceptional. Her goodness was felt by all who were with her.

Kathleen and Michael Geezil

Posted by Kathleen Geezil - Barrington, RI - Friend   January 18, 2021

I met Annie in Easton, MA when she was 14 years old. Her sister Eleanor and I had returned from a study trip in Madrid, Spain that summer. Annie was a tall and slender beautiful teenager, always smiling, with long dark hair and the sweetest expression on her face. After that and throughout many years, we visited each other, especially in November when she came to the annual parties my husband Julio and I had. We all danced all night long, and Annie was the soul of the celebration. She dedicated her life to her family and to charitable work, touching many lives with her compassion and sweet disposition. Planet Earth has certainly lost one of its best citizens, someone who mended the many tears our world is presently suffering, as it did in past times. I will never forget Annie, and when her daughter Rose came to do her BA at Fordham University, we had more occasions to meet. Rose even roomed with us for about a year after obtaining her degree. Annie, Leo and other family members took us to Radio City Music Hall one year. All these are cherished memories that will stay with me forever. May she enjoy the presence of Our Lord in Heaven, as one more angel in paradise.

Posted by Silvia Burunat - New York, NY - Friend   January 18, 2021

To Leo and family --- My deepest condolences on Annie's passing. The photo above reminded me of her gentle kindness and humor. Leo, I hope that your loving family will bring you comfort in the coming weeks and months as you enjoy sweet memories.
Your old friend, Tom Plant

Posted by Tom Plant - Friend   January 18, 2021

Prayers and heart felt healing to her family. She will always be remembered as an Angel, who cared for so many.

Posted by Maryanne Harris - Plymouth, MA - Coworker   January 18, 2021

Usually I'd see Anne (along with Leo, my cousin) only on the occasional large family gatherings. What I remember is being in the presence of a very, very beautiful person. Her passing leaves us all so much poorer. My prayers here at Mass with my fellow Jesuits at Campion Health Center are for her and for all whom she held in loving affection.
Bob Daly, S.J.

Posted by Bob Daly (Rev., S.J.) - Weston, MA - Family   January 17, 2021

Anne was an amazing soul. She was always thoughtful, kind and caring. I’m so very sorry for you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Jennifer Melo Wall - Friend   January 17, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed

Posted by Deborah Pires - North Easton, MA - Family   January 17, 2021

Leo,Rose,John Paul,and Leanne,I'm so sorry for your loss.Anne was a great person.I was a Girl Scout for many years,and I would see her every once in a while at my meetings.She was a gentle and beautiful person.You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

Posted by Courtney Morgan - North Easton, MA - Friend   January 17, 2021

So very sorry for your loss of Annie.

Posted by Cheryl Macuch - Monument Beach, MA - Acquaintance   January 16, 2021

So sorry to hear this. My condolences to your family. Many memories of Anne at CCD and school as a caring soul with a great sense of humor.

Posted by Caroline Paulino - Sandwich, MA - Classmate   January 16, 2021

I worked with Anne at The Conway House family shelter in Stoughton.
She was kind,thoughtful, and always working so hard for the children. She was one of best advocates I have ever met and she will be missed.

Posted by Cindy Benedetti - Plymouth, MA - Coworker   January 16, 2021

to Leo, Peter, Rose, John Paul, Leanne and siblings; Eleanor, John and Bill.
So sorry for your loss. The memory of Annie's greeting with a quick smile and bright eyes is everlasting.
Aunt Rose

Posted by Rose Freitas Buck - Watertown, MA - Family   January 16, 2021

Our prayers are with you Leo, Peter, Rose JP, Leeann, . Annie was our sweetest, soft spoken cousin who always had time to talk when we met.

Posted by Kathy Greene - North Easton, MA - Family   January 16, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear wife Anne. Life is so short treasure every moment.

My condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Carol and Mike Stark

Posted by Carol Stqrk - Sherborn, MA - Acquaintance   January 16, 2021

Leo, Peter, Rose, JP, Leanne and to my cousins Eleanor, John and Bill: I am deeply
saddened to hear of Annie's passing. She will always be remembered by me for her kind nature, sense of humor and her sweet smile. I pray you all receive the strength you need to help you through these difficult times. My heart breaks for all of you. May the beautiful memories she has left you soon shine through your tears.

Posted by Nancy (Nolan) Zimmerman - Conway, SC - Family   January 16, 2021

A beautiful soul from the begining to the end, I love you Anne

Posted by Evelyn Madigan - Taunton, MA - Friend   January 16, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss , Anne was a wonderful person , boss , and mentor ... we had so many adventures , conversations and laughs during my time with father bills working side by side with her ... the world was a better place with her in it and I will truly Miss her and her laughs and beautiful smile ... fly with the angels Anne ...

Posted by Kim OBrien - Brockton, MA - Coworker   January 16, 2021

So very sorry about losing Annie! I am shocked and Rick and I are very sad. When I think about Annie, I picture her laughing and always full of joy. She talked to people as if they were the most important person on earth. She always had a deep care for everyone she knew. What an amazing and beautiful woman. Her heart was huge. Her love was huge. The world was certainly a better place because of her. We will miss her deeply.

Posted by Gail and Rick Devins - North Easton, MA - Family   January 16, 2021

To Leo and the enitre family I am very sorry for your loss.
Anne and all of you are in my prayers.

Posted by John Deschenes - Westwood, MA - Family   January 16, 2021