East Lyme - Lois Leverett Annis, of East Lyme, passed away on Feb. 2, 2010, at Greentree Manor in Waterford.
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She was born on Feb. 23, 1916, in Hopkinton, Maine, the daughter of Harold and Lois Nye Clark.
She was the widow of Robert C. Annis.
God chose this special angel to raise five girls and two boys with her love, compassion, understanding and extraordinary wisdom. Her strength and perseverance enabled her to face and overcome every challenge. She was perfect, soft spoken, caring and thoughtful. We all called her mom.
She will be forever remembered by her children, Robert Annis of Niantic, Richard Annis of Voluntown, Carol McElaney of Niantic, Jeannette Hillyer of East Lyme, Muriel Britos of Norwich, and Lois Kupis and Barbara Seluca both of Niantic. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Kathleen Luxton and Charlotte Kristiansen and a great-granddaughter, Kayla McElaney.
Her family would like to thank the staff of Greentree Manor and many friends she and her family have made during her stay.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London. Burial will follow in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford.
Published in The Day on Feb. 4, 2010