SWANTON —Anna D. Leroux, age 83 years, died early Friday morning Sept. 20, 2013, at the St. Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center with her loving son, Chris, by her side.
Born in Enosburgh on Nov. 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William and Eunice (Elwood) Rushlow. She attended Enosburgh High School. For more than 50 years Anna was employed by the former Fonda Container Corporation in St. Albans City.
Anna was loved by all of her nieces and nephews and their children. She had Chris as her son, but she was like a second mother and grandmother to all. She loved her beautiful flowers and worked many hours with her sister Ethel in the flower gardens and kept expanding them every year. She enjoyed walking and going to coffee to see her friends.
Anna had many friends whom she loved and always had a kind word for all. She made friends so very easily, and loved to hear about what was going on in their lives and was also concerned about their children and grandchildren. She listened to people and always remembered what was important to them.
Anna will always be remembered for her sense of humor and the many stories that meant so much to all of us. We had so much fun on our shopping and once a year trips, we laughed all the way.
Anna’s son, Chris, was born in 1960 and he was always her first thought in the morning and her last thought at night. Chris took wonderful care of his mother. She said, “He made her so proud.”
She leaves her son, Christopher Leroux of Swanton; two sisters, Ethel Chapple of Swanton and Charlotte Deuso and husband, Joseph, of Mass; her brother, Richard Rushlow, and his wife, Elaine, of Swanton and a brother-in-law, Howard Deuso, of Enosburgh, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Deuso; two brothers, Kenneth Rushlow and his wife, Shirley, and Buster Rushlow; sister, Charlene Rushlow, nephews Harrison Chapple, Jeremy Chapple, David Wolkiewicz and Dustin Churchill and Chris’s dad, Maurice Leroux.
We would like to thank everyone at the St. Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, the doctors and nurses at Fletcher Allen Health Care as well as everyone that stopped in to make her last days more pleasant.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton. Father Emmanuel I. Ajanma will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
At Anna’s request there will be no public calling hours.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans 05478.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton 05488.
To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com