ATTLEBORO – Anita T. DeBlois, 89, of Christopher Heights passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at LifeCare Center of Attleboro. She was the loving wife of Emile “Pete” DeBlois who died in 1999.
Born January 2, 1928 in Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late William and Laura Degrenia.
Anita grew up in North Attleboro and was a 1946 graduate of North Attleboro High School.
She worked at Balfour for several years and also the Attleboro Area Chamber of Commerce before retiring from Georgia Carpets in Foxboro.
Anita loved knitting and knitted for family, friend, hospitals and servicemen overseas.
She is survived by her five children: Gerard “Jerry” DeBlois and companion Hope of Attleboro, Jean Vaslet and husband Wayne of Cumberland, RI, Roger DeBlois and wife Sheila of North Carolina, Theresa Poirier and husband Paul of Seekonk and Annette Rhilinger and husband Steven of North Attleboro;
One sister: Claire Stevens of Missouri
7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was sister of the late Loretta Lumnah, Elaine Marchand, Alda Parker and William Degrenia.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, September 5 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro followed by a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church Street, North Attleboro at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.