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1 of 38 | Posted by: Cindy Tino goldberg - Easton, MA

“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...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Opper - Norton, MA

“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 ”
3 of 38 | Posted by: Colette Turner - Atlanta, GA

“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...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Barbara Meneide - Rockland, MA

“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...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Sandra - Raynham, MA

“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...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Gail Miller Iarrobino - Easton, MA

“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...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Jennifer Hasan - East Taunton, MA

“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...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Jovan Ventura - East Freetown, MA

“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...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Joseph Moro - Rochester, NH

“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 ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Michelle M - Brockton, MA

“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...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Liz Rogers - Brockton, MA

“Leo and family---I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Anne was a wonderful person and will be missed. ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: DENNIS GIANNOTTI - Friend

“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...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Claudia Jasmin - Raynham, MA

“To Leo and the entire family, please accept my deepest sympathies at this difficult time. ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: Brian Doherty - ANTHEM, AZ

“Leanne, So sorry for your loss.Sending you and your family love and prayers. ”
15 of 38 | Posted by: Belinda Davison - Richmond, VT

“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...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Jenn Briggs - Brockton - Coworker

“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...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Paonessa Family - Nahant, MA

“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...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Sarah Deschenes - Newbury, MA

“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.....Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: amy palmer - BLACKSTONE, MA

“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...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Kathleen Geezil - Barrington, RI

“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...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Silvia Burunat - New York, NY

“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...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Tom Plant - Friend

“Prayers and heart felt healing to her family. She will always be remembered as an Angel, who cared for so many. ”
23 of 38 | Posted by: Maryanne Harris - Plymouth, MA

“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,...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Bob Daly (Rev., S.J.) - Weston, MA

“Anne was an amazing soul. She was always thoughtful, kind and caring. I’m so very sorry for you all during this difficult time. ”
25 of 38 | Posted by: Jennifer Melo Wall - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed ”
26 of 38 | Posted by: Deborah Pires - North Easton, MA

“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...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Courtney Morgan - North Easton, MA

“So very sorry for your loss of Annie. ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Macuch - Monument Beach, MA

“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. ”
29 of 38 | Posted by: Caroline Paulino - Sandwich, MA

“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...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Cindy Benedetti - Plymouth, MA

“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...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Rose Freitas Buck - Watertown, MA

“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. ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy Greene - North Easton, MA

“Leo,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...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Carol Stqrk - Sherborn, MA

“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...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Nancy (Nolan) Zimmerman - Conway, SC

“A beautiful soul from the begining to the end, I love you Anne ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Evelyn Madigan - Taunton, MA

“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...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Kim OBrien - Brockton, MA

“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...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Gail and Rick Devins - MA

“To Leo and the enitre family I am very sorry for your loss. Anne and all of you are in my prayers. ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: John Deschenes - Westwood, MA

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North Easton----Anne Elizabeth (Freitas) Deschenes, 69, a lifelong resident of North Easton, passed away on January 13, 2021 with her family at her side. She was the loving wife of Leo E. Deschenes for 47 years.

Raised in North Easton, a daughter of the late John and Marion (Treptow) Freitas, she was a 1969 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. Anne continued her education at Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth), graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1973.

Anne held the position of Child Services Coordinator for Fr. Bill's & MainSpring, a non-profit that works to end and prevent homelessness in Southern Massachusetts. She was one of the longest serving employees there. Every year, she coordinated the holiday donations and worked tirelessly to make sure the holidays were special for every child and family.

A former girl scout leader, Anne was a lifelong communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, where she taught religious education and first communion classes for many years.

Anne enjoyed playing the piano, attending concerts and traveling. She was an avid Beatles fan who visited Abbey Road. She had an excellent sense of humor and was devoted to her family.

In addition to her husband Leo, she is survived by four children, Peter Deschenes and his wife Molly of Easton, Rose Desilets and her husband Josh of Somerville, John Paul Deschenes of Easton, and Leanne Deschenes and her life partner Jay Paonessa of Vermont; her siblings, Eleanor Freitas of Brockton, John Freitas and his life partner Rosemary Doherty-Grosso of Bourne, Bill Freitas of Iowa, and the late Jane Freitas-Coffman; and her grandchildren Fred Deschenes and Sophie Deschenes.

Due to the pandemic, private funeral services for family will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church with interment at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Donations in Anne's memory may be sent to Fr. Bill's MainSpring, c/o Development, 430 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or For directions or condolences visit

Upcoming Funeral Services
Due To The Pandemic

A Private Funeral Mass

will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church Easton, MA

Due To The Pandemic A Private Interment will be held at

Immaculate Conception Cemetery

Canton Street Easton, MA 02356
(508) 238-3232