Anna Boulais, 73, of Bombay, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington, Vt., with her loving family at her side. She had been a patient there since June 23.
Born in Winthrop, August 12, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Nora Rivers Brown. She graduated from Salmon River Central High School in Fort Covington in 1958.
On Oct. 25, 1958, she was united in marriage to Yves M. Boulais at St. Patricks Church, in Winthrop. He survives.
Anna was a waitress at the Crossroads Restaurant for several years. She later worked at the Shields Slipper Factory in Bombay. She was also a full time wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, caring for her family.
She was a communicant of St. Josephs Church in Bombay and a member of the St. Joseph Society. She was a past member of the Bombay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, hunting, cooking, and canning. Her most precious time was spent with her family.
Along with her husband, she is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Timothy Boulais of Bombay, Marcel and Carleen Boulais of Palermo, N.Y., Andrew and Tiffany Boulais of Massena, and Jeffrey Boulais and his fiancée Carrie Marshall of Malone; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Jon Pontius of Bombay, and Valerie Boulais-Hapeman and her husband Walter Hapeman of Bombay; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, George Joe and Michelle Brown of Pulaski, N.Y., Webster and Rosemary Brown of Moira, Ralph Brown of Brushton, Myron Montgomery of Rochester, and Melvin and Laura Montgomery of Winthrop; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen and George Young of Cicero, N.Y., and Barbara LeBeouf and her companion Russell Palmer of Parish, N.Y.; eighteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Robert Brown, and one sister, Dora Russell.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Josephs Church in Bombay, with the Rev. Martin Cline officiating. Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery in Bombay.
Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are through the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington.