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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Dorothy C. Annis

Dorothy C. Annis

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Dorothy (Connor) Annis, of Charlton, MA, formerly of Acton, MA, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2019, a few days before her 101st birthday. Born in Stoneham, MA on June 26, 1918 to the late Carl F. and Mary C. (Cole) Connor. The beloved wife of the late George S. Annis with whom she shared 51 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1992.

Dorothy is survived by her son Robert L. Annis and his wife Ellen Vickers; grandchildren Lyndon Taylor Vickers Annis, Elizabeth Blair Vickers Annis; as well as nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her sister, Marjorie C. Kennedy.

To honor her 100th birthday Dorothy threw out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park on June 26, 2018. She loved her grandchildren, especially babysitting them. She was always active volunteering and being involved with family and friends. She spent many happy hours at the Acton Food Pantry. She was a member of the Acton Congregational Church since 1968 and she loved her extensive elephant collection.

Relatives and friends invited to attend her memorial service at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave. (Rt 111) Acton on Saturday, September 14th at 2:00pm. Burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton, MA 01720. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit her memorial page at www.actonfuneralhome.com
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton, MA 01720.
  • Interment

    Location
    Wildwood Cemetery
    Address
    233 Middlesex Ave.
    WILMINGTON, MA 01887
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    Burial Services were private.

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Carrie Brown

Posted at 06:12pm
Aunt Dot,
You made it to one hundred, you told me that was too old to live. Bless your family for the Red Sox adventure, what an Amazing gift for you. Bill Pendleton was jealous. LOL
Robert, I'm Bill Browns (Mary Brown/Pendleton) daughter Carrie. Deepest condolences, your mother was a treasure. I have fond, fond memories of every visit with her. I learned all my east coast American history with George in one day. Such an amazing day. The stories of them and my grand parents raising children helping one another.
Bill Brown passed in 2012 in Florida. He always spoke of fun times and wonderful visits with you.
May you all find Peace.
NT

Nancye Tuttle

Posted at 03:46pm
Dottie was an amazing lady and dear friend to our family and especially to my mother-in-law Ada Tuttle. When Ada lived with us in Acton, Dottie took her under her wing as they volunteered at the Acton Food Pantry. They became fast friends and we enjoyed her company at dinners and various gatherings. Even when Ada moved to Georgia, Dottie kept in touch with her and she and I often chatted by phone when she moved to Charlton. We were all truly blessed to know and love Dottie and were thrilled that she had that special 100th birthday moment with her beloved Red Sox! I send my deepest condolences to Bob and her beloved family. She was a gem and will be sorely missed.
Love,
Nancye and John Tuttle and family
RP

Ruth E. Porter

Posted at 03:16pm
Dottie was one special lady! We were friends for nearly forty years rejoicing and commiserating over things at the Acton Nursing Service and the Acton Food Pantry. After we left Acton we visited at Charlton and she and I wrote or phoned every few weeks to brag about our wonderful families and catch up on eachothers' aches and pains.
She will be missed for her wit, honesty, feistiness, and good spirit.
Ruth E. Porter
S

Sharon Sweet

Posted at 08:28pm
Dear Bob and family,
How saddened I was to learn about the passing of your beloved mother. What a wonderful long life she had and to throw out the first pitch at the age of 100.
John and I send you our prayers and deepest thoughts to you as you mourn the loss and rejoice in her life.
May our dear Lord comfort you and uphold you during this time and always.
Yours with much love,
Sharon and John Sweet
WCC
MM

Marion Maxwell

Posted at 12:29pm
I worked with Dottie for many years at the Acton election polls. She was always faithful, cheerful and full of energy. Miss you, Dottie. Glad you made it to Fenway last year! My sympathies to your family. Marion Maxwell
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