21 mars 2018

Anne TESSIER (née Rogers)

Anne Rogers 1926-2018
 FLORENCE - Anne R. Tessier, 92, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Anne was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the oldest of four children of the late Louis H. and Amelia J. (Gilbert) Rogers. Anne attended local schools and graduated St. Michael's High School in 1942. Anne worked at local insurance agencies and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Math Department early in her career.

While raising her three children, she typed thesis for many students and professors. Anne returned to college at age 60 attending Holyoke Community College earning her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She then attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst earning a certificate from the Golden Key National Honor Society, and a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Anthropology. While a student she worked in Women's Studies.

Upon graduation she worked in Latin American Studies, the Dean's Office for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Economics department. When she retired from the University at age 77, she volunteered teaching English as a second language in Northampton. Anne was a member of a Northampton knitting club for four decades or more and of the St. Michael's Mr. & Mrs. Club.

She was an avid reader and did puzzles of all kinds. She enjoyed traveling in the RV with family to Canada, the Grand Canyon, Washington DC, South Carolina, and National Parks throughout the country.

Anne was a kind hearted gracious person, very involved with her neighbors, close friends and relatives, always looking for the positive in everyone and everything. Family was very important to her. Anne is survived by sons Gerald and his wife Sandra of South Carolina, Andrew of Los Angeles, California and a daughter Mary (Tessier) LeMoine and her husband Alan of Easthampton. She also leaves six grandchildren: Genalyn, Christina, Michelle, Stephanie, Jennelle, Jeremy, and step-grandson Brandon. There are seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, five sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, all whom she cherished dearly.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Raymond L. Tessier in 2016, a sister Margaret (Peg) Hoffman, two brothers Louis(Lou) Rogers and Gilbert (Gil) Rogers, two sisters-inlaw, and step-grandson Nicholas.

Her family would like to sincerely thank all of the wonderful staff who cared for her at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Special thanks to her sister-in-law Cynthia Tessier and her niece Linda Weit.

Anne's funeral will be held Friday, March 23rd, at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Annunciation Chapel, 82 Beacon St., Florence.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday, March 22nd from 5-7 p.m. at the Ahearn Funeral Home, 783 Bridge Rd, Northampton.

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Leon Tesier 1926-2016

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