Anne Crites, passed away October 31, 2012 at her home at the age of 82. She was born August 31, 1930, Whitman, Massachusetts. Love of her life: Les Sandy Crites, married 45 years, preceded her in death December, 2003, and for many years, Anne and Les had enjoyed traveling with their 5th wheel through many states seeing family and friends, and looked forward, and enjoyed visits from her grandchildren. She loved her family, survived by a daughter: Helen Ornellas married to Wayne, son David Crites, and a daughter Sherri Crites, preceded her parents in death. Grandchildren: Matthew Crites and wife Linda, Joshua Ornellas, Adam Crites and Megan Ornellas, 3 great-grandchildren, Bridgette, Rachelle and Daxx DeSousa, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Siblings: Barbara O'Rourke, Coralie Sweeney, of Massachusetts, Sister-in-law: Joan Staples, of Massachusetts, and Catherine Gantz, of San Diego. Siblings preceded her in death: Arthur Staples, John Staples, Shirley Miskinis, Larry Staples, Paul Staples of Massachusetts, and Richard Staples of Colorado. She was a member of the Fleet Reserve Ladies Association-Branch 261.
Memorial Services will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012 at her home at 2:00 p.m., and interment will be November 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at San Joaquin National Cemetery, Gustine, CA.
"Remembrance may be made to the
, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201 Fresno, CA 93711 or you're favorite Charity, in memory of Anne Crites"
And a special thanks to Optimal Hospice Care: Michelle Requejo, Jennifer Schraa, and Elisa Martinez, in addition, mom's two special health care nurses: Denise Ricciuti and Sandra Thornton.
Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Nov. 5, 2012