1919 – 2014

AUBURN — Anita H. Demers, 94, of Farmington, died early Thursday evening, Feb. 27, at the Hospice House.

She was born on May 18, 1919, in Dixville, Quebec, a daughter of Jean and Emelia (Belval) Hebert, and attended Catholic school in Stanhope, Quebec. On Nov. 11, 1941, she married Louis Demers in Dixville, Quebec, and they moved to Rumford after their marriage. In 1947, she became a naturalized United States citizen and in 1951, they moved to Wilton. Louis died in 1962.

Anita moved to Farmington in 1998. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law for nearly 50 years. She was a homemaker until the death of her husband, at which time she worked for the Rev. Lionel Thibodeau and several families in the Wilton area. In 1966, she went to work full time for Stella and Bud McLean, where she became a day care provider and housekeeper, until her retirement in 1985.

She was a lifelong communicant of St. Joesph’s Church in Farmington and formerly of St. Mary’s Church in Wilton, where she had been an active member of the Altar Guild.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna Ellrich and her husband, John “Jack”; a granddaughter, Lisa Ellrich; and a great-granddaughter, Amanda Hall, all of Farmington; sisters, Theresa Cote of St. Hubert, Quebec, and Angele Lynch of Coaticook, Quebec; brothers, Laurent Hebert and his wife, Gilberte, of Coaticook, Quebec, Gilles Hebert and his wife, Solange, and Adrien Hebert and his wife, Denise, all of East Hartford, Conn.; a sister-in-law, Pauline Hebert, of Coaticook, Quebec; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Gerald, in 2013.

Anita’s family would like to thank the wonderful home health nurses and the staff at the Hospice House who cared for her during her final journey.

Condolences and tributes may be shared on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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