NORTHAMPTON - Doris M. (Ansanitis) Bilzy, 99, of Northampton, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility.
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Born July 25, 1913, in Amherst, Doris was the daughter of the late Stephen and Eva (Zmouskas) Ansanitis.
Educated in Amherst schools, Doris lived most of her life in Northampton. She was a longtime Communicant of the former Blessed Sacrament Church, now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and enjoyed knitting.
Her husband Michael Bilzy passed away in 1973.
Doris is survived by her two daughters, Donna Desmarais and her husband Larry of Leeds and Marsha Anderson of Sunnyvale, Calif.; her brother, William Ansanitis of Easthampton; her sister, Emily Strempek of Chicopee; her sister-in-law, Jean Ansanitis of Pittsfiield; her three grandchildren, Todd and Darren Desmarais and Sharon Carroll; her three great-grandchildren; Hadley, Eliza and Olivia; and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Doris will be private.
The Ahearn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donations in Doris' memory may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 3 Elm St., Northampton, MA 01060.
Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Nov. 20, 2012