MANCHESTER - Annalee Whittle, 77, died at home on Aug. 20, 2011.
She was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Fall River, Mass., to Rudolph and Neima (Lepisto) Johnson. She moved with her parents and brothers to Louisville, Ky., in 1941.
She graduated from Atherton High School in Louisville in 1951, attended the University of Louisville, and worked at Reynolds Metal Company. In 1956 she married Joseph M. Whittle of Brownsville, Ky., with whom she had six children.
Following a divorce in 1970, she moved with her children from Leitchfield, Ky., to Manchester, and raised them through much adversity but always with smiles and love. Her strong spirit and encouragement was a great inspiration to her children, and she was incredibly proud of them.
She retired from New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority earlier this year. She had worked there for many years and had many good friends there. She was a member of St. Catherine's Parish.
She enjoyed playing bingo and had great friends from that hobby.
She is loved and missed by her six children and their spouses and partner, Patrick Whittle and Andrea Zizzi of Falls Church, Va.; Kim Whittle and Bob Glover of Seattle, Wash.; Dennis Whittle and Mari Kuraishi of Washington, D.C.; Daniel Whittle and Jane Harwell of Carrboro, N.C.; Barry and Elke Whittle of Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Stacy Whittle of Washington, D.C.; her mother, Neima Linnea Johnson (age 102), of Manchester; her brother, Lawrence Mathias Johnson of Manchester; and her nine grandchildren, Maria, Madeline, Susannah, Anna, Zoe, Sam, Tamer, Emile, and Calvin.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Rudolph Henning Johnson Jr., and her father, Rudolph Henning Johnson.
SERVICES: A calling hour and funeral services will be held in St. Catherine's Parish in Manchester on Tuesday, Aug. 23, starting at 1 p.m.; services will be at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill cemetery in Mason. Memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine's Parish.
The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton. For more information, goto michaudfuneralhome.com