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Anne J. (Gillis) Bois

Died: Sun., Jul. 26, 2020


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Aug. 28, 2020
Location: Sts. Martha and Mary Church


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The family of Anne Julieanne Bois is sad to announce the passing of our much loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She passed peacefully at the Nemasket Healthcare Center in Middleboro, MA on July 26, 2020 at the age of 93.

Born on the family farm on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia to Roderick and Catherine Gillis on June 20, 1927, Anne was the last surviving of 16 siblings.  It is “truly the end of an era” as one niece so aptly stated.  Anne married Franklin LeRoy Bois on July 31, 1949 and they raised three sons (David, Steven and James) at their home in Middleboro MA.  Our mom had her hands full keeping track of three spirited boys.     

Anne had a natural mechanical aptitude and was always doing projects around the house and yard.  Her projects ran the full spectrum from applying indoor/outdoor carpeting onto the patio, modifying furniture to fit her needs or patching the roof when it leaked.  She became our Dad’s hands for electrical, plumbing and carpentry work after he was impaired by a series of strokes. She loved the big water and the beach and told many stories about the beach “down home” in Cape Breton. If she wasn’t working on a house project, it was a good bet that she was at the beach in Plymouth or Onset. Her love of the water and “get it done” attitude rubbed off on us boys.

Anne was predeceased by her husband Franklin in 1994, her son James in 2013 and most recently her son Steven in April 2020.  Anne is survived by her son David and his wife Nancy Bois of Blaine MN, daughter-in-law Cheryl Bois of Lakeville MA, grandchildren: Emily Bois of Modesto, CA, Holly (Nathan) Bruckelmyer of Carver, MN, Michelle (Bois) Reed of Berkley, MA, Michael Bois of Taunton, MA, Brandi (Thomas) King-Parker of Pinellas Park, FL and James Bois of Venice, FL, 17 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews.  She will be dearly missed by all.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sts Martha & Mary's Parish in Lakeville on August 28th at 10:00 am.

Please pre-register at  https://cranberrycatholic.weshareonline.org/funeralforAnneBois if you plan to attend."

.  In lieu flowers, donations to the Resident Activities Department at Nemasket Healthcare Center, 314 Marion Rd, Middleboro, MA 02346 in Anne’s memory would be greatly appreciated. 

Arrangements are being handled by Dahlborg- MacNevin Funeral Home (280 Bedford St, Lakeview MA)

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Maria Gillis Carriere
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Janet Gillis
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020
Sending warm hugs to you all 💝

Dianne Morgan Douglas-Alexander
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
David, we are thinking of you and sending much love and hugs! Aunt Anne was amazing, and I have many wonderful memories of her at the family gathering in Cape Breton and other gatherings. She had a great sense of humour and was just lovely. God bless her, and there is a caidlegh in heaven with all of them together now. Hugs
Your cousin Morgan

Betty Ann BonicaOtto, Dicky Otto
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Ann's passing , also of David's , I stopped working the Nursing Home bc Dicky and I are high risk. So therefore hadn't heard she passed. Or Steven Ann was very dear to us a wonderful friend and neighbor 😊 Always working so hard in her yard. Loved listening to her life stories ! I remember when I was planting flowers, they weren't doing very well. She said well you have to water them !😂😂 She always got to the point, she would be out shoveling, couldn't stop her eventually she would let Dicky help ! Lol . She Chad so much energy and love for her family. May you rest in peace with Steven ❤️♥️

Betty Ann BonicaOtto, Dicky Otto
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Ann's passing , also of Stevens , I stopped working the Nursing Home bc Dicky and I are high risk. So therefore hadn't heard she passed. Or Steven Ann was very dear to us a wonderful friend and neighbor 😊 Always working so hard in her yard. Loved listening to her life stories ! I remember when I was planting flowers, they weren't doing very well. She said well you have to water them !😂😂 She always got to the point, she would be out shoveling, couldn't stop her eventually she would let Dicky help ! Lol . She Chad so much energy and love for her family. May you rest in peace with Steven ❤️♥️

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