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Official Obituary of: Annette Blood 06/03/2020

Annette Blood 06/03/2020

FRANKLIN – Annette P. Blood, died Wednesday, June 3 at Wingate Nursing Home in Sharon. 

Born October 15, 1931 in Springvale, Maine, to Gene and Irene (Contois) Paquin, she was raised in Springvale, and Rochester, NH. She was a student at Holy Rosary School in Rochester, graduating in 1950.  She married Carlisle “Carl” R. Blood the day after she graduated from high school. They lived in Rochester until 1959. Being adventurists, Annette and Carl moved several times throughout the ‘60’s, living in Clairmont, CA, Plattsburg, NY, and Fullerton, CA. In 1971, they moved back East to Attleboro, MA where they settled permanently. Throughout these moves, Annette focused on raising their children and worked at a variety of administrative positions, most notably at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, where her youngest daughter, Ann-Marie, was born.

Wherever the family moved, Annette focused on providing the best environment for her children, and encouraged their friends to congregate at their home. As a result, many of those friends have adopted her as a “mother figure” and have remained in touch with her throughout their lives.

Annette worked at Wheaton College in Norton for many years until she retired in in 2005.  She was the department secretary for the Art, Music, and Theater department.  Annette loved her time at Wheaton and made many good friends there. In 1994, the Wheaton College “Friends of Art” invited Annette to travel with them to Italy. They visited Rome and Florence, and other cities, on a tour of the great Italian artists. It was a trip she spoke of often and her first and only overseas adventure.

Annette enjoyed reading, sewing and crossword puzzles and loved spending time with her family. She doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to share pictures and stories of them.

Annette was the loving mother to Sharynn-Marie Blood and partner Jim Hunt of Susanville, CA; C. Stevan Blood and his wife Carol of Clermont FL; and Ann-Marie Brunell and husband Scott of Franklin, MA. She is also survived by her brother Harvey Paquin and wife Roberta of Suffolk, VA, brother-in-law James Upham and preceded in death by her sister, Ardelle Upham, of Chesapeake, VA.

Annette had 5 grandchildren: Richard M. and Suzanne Valdez of Virginia City Highlands, NV, and Sara-Marie Valdez and partner Lucas Landau of Truckee, CA, Michael McGuirk and wife Brittney of Coral Springs, FL, James McGuirk and wife Heather of Apple Valley, MN, and Josh Brunell of Franklin, MA. She had 5 great-grandchildren: Annika, Karl and Max Valdez of Virginia City, NV, and Kate McGuirk of Apple Valley, MN, and Scarlett McGuirk of Coral Springs, FL.

Due to the pandemic, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter https://faaspets.org/ways-to-help/donate/

To sign an online guestbook for Annette, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

 

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  • Thank you everyone for your kind words.  She will be missed but I am glad she is with my dad now.  

  • [color=#000000]I’m sorry to learn of Annette’s passing – I loved working with her at Wheaton – her personality was fun and loving and I missed her when she retired.  I’m glad she is with her husband now and can see you all from heaven.  She was such a special lady. Rest in peach Annette.[/color]

  • I will always remember Annette’s lively personality and laughter as she and Carl shared much time together being good friends to my parents. May she now rest in peace. 

  • I LOVE that photo of Annette! May that beautiful smile get you through this difficult time. 

  • To: Ann-Marie
    We remember all the wonderful times we shared in North Attleboro with you and your parents. Your Mom was a wonderful friend. She was so happy and kind to everyone.

    We now live in Georgia. Michelle, Melanie and David all live within a short drive. 

    Paul and I are doing well. God Bless you and your entire family.

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  1. To: Ann-Marie
    We remember all the wonderful times we shared in North Attleboro with you and your parents. Your Mom was a wonderful friend. She was so happy and kind to everyone.

    We now live in Georgia. Michelle, Melanie and David all live within a short drive. 

    Paul and I are doing well. God Bless you and your entire family.

  2. I LOVE that photo of Annette! May that beautiful smile get you through this difficult time. 

  3. I will always remember Annette’s lively personality and laughter as she and Carl shared much time together being good friends to my parents. May she now rest in peace. 

  4. [color=#000000]I’m sorry to learn of Annette’s passing – I loved working with her at Wheaton – her personality was fun and loving and I missed her when she retired.  I’m glad she is with her husband now and can see you all from heaven.  She was such a special lady. Rest in peach Annette.[/color]

  5. Thank you everyone for your kind words.  She will be missed but I am glad she is with my dad now.  

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