Annette Gelinas

Annette M. Gelinas

Wednesday, September 21st, 1921 - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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“Proud of her French Canadian Heritage”

WATERBURY – Annette M. “Memere” (Chevalier) Gelinas, age 98 of Waterbury passed away peacefully at home with her daughter and grandson by her side. She was the widow of Roland Gelinas who passed in 2000.

Annette was born on September 21, 1921 in St Leon -Le-Grand from the Province of Quebec the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Anna (Villemure) Chevalier. She worked for many years at Scovill Mfg as a machine operator but her favorite pastime was quilting and she won many awards of distinction for her handiwork. She was active in the Franco American Club in Waterbury and served as a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary for many years. Annette was most proud of her French Canadian ancestry and enjoyed making homemade recipes. Above all else Annette was devoted to her family and especially her grandchildren whom she loved to spend as much time as possible with. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her

Left to cherish her memories and honor her love and legacy are her children; son, Robert Gelinas and his wife, Mary of Torrington and daughter, Aline Savago of Groton and her sister, Lucille Champoux of Shawinigan Falls PDQ. Annette was blessed with four grandchildren; Dennis, Sean, David and Elise and several great grandchildren and as well as several great, great grandchildren. She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 6 sisters. The family would like to acknowledge and express their heartfelt appreciation to Vitas Hospice at Home for the love and care they shared with Annette and her family during her illness.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gelinas will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St Waterbury. Burial will follow at Mt Olivet Cemetery Watertown. Relatives and friends may visit with Annette’s family on Saturday morning from 9:00 till the service at 10:30 a.m. Memories endure only if you share them so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Gelinas family on Annette’s tribute page at
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    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    599 Platt Road
    Watertown, CT 06795
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Lucille Chevalier Champoux and Yves, Serge, Lyne et Nancy Vandal Shawinigan Qc sent flowers to the family of Annette M. Gelinas.
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Jeffrey Smith

Posted at 01:39pm
Dear Bob & family, I am sad to hear about your mom's passing. We have talked over the years about many things of your mom and your love for her. I know the past couple of years your life has been constantly thinking of her. You and your family are in my prayers during this time of sorrow and celebration of her life and the legacy she leaves.
Jeffrey Smith

Lucille Chevalier Champoux

Posted at 11:54am
Cest avec beaucoup de chagrin que je vous offre mes plus sincres sympathies Aline et Robert et famille. De Lucille Chevallier Champoux.
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Yves, Serge, Lyne et Nancy Vandal Shawinigan Qc

Posted at 10:48am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Barbara Greco

Posted at 06:09am
Dennis and family-
I am so very sorry for your loss. May your treasured memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Theresa M Martin

Posted at 02:16pm
My deepest condolences to my dearest friend & her family. I know the impact she made on everyone's life & that she will be terribly missed.

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