1932 – 2013

JAY — Anita F. Marchetti, 81, a lifelong resident of Jay, died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 25, at her home following a brief illness.

She was born in Jay on Oct. 12, 1932, the daughter of William and Carmen (Groleau) Blais. She attended school at St. Rose of Lima School in Jay and was a 1950 graduate of Jay High School. Anita continued her education at Bliss Business College in Auburn. On Aug. 21, 1954, at St. Rose of Lima Church, she married her husband of 34 years, John R. Marchetti; he passed away on Dec. 27, 1988.

Anita had a lifelong working career with the Jay school system. She worked as a secretary, fifth-grade teacher and continued on as an ed-tech after her retirement. Anita was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, where she served as a lector and taught religious education. She was also a member of Daughters of Isabella, the Haiti Committee and the Thursday night prayer group of Medjugorje. Anita also sponsored a child through the ChildFund for more than 30 years.

Anita was a very gifted artist, with many oil paintings throughout her home and in the homes of her family and friends. She liked gardening, canning and cooking. For many years, Anita and her family enjoyed camping on the coast. Anita especially enjoyed spending time with her family, having cookouts by the pool and sharing many memorable holidays. Anita was devoted to her family and her faith, and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary-Anne Castonguay and her husband, Laurier, of Jay and Maureen Martin and her husband, Michael, of Farmington; her son, Martin “Marty” Marchetti of Jay; grandchildren, Emily and Neil Naples, Will Martin and wife, Amanda, John Martin and wife, Katie, and Joe, Jim and Tom Martin; great-grandchildren, Alex, Adam and four-day-old Thomas Martin; her sisters-in-law, Carole Holt and Marie Marchetti, both of Jay; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her in-laws, Ronald and Jo Marchetti, Louis Marchetti Jr., Joseph “Pip” and Bernadette Marchetti, Ralph Marchetti, Sandrina and Pete Roy, Rina and Robert Gallant and Laura and Arthur Moreau.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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