Nora Mae (O’Connor) Annis, 64, of Abington, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born on September 1, 1954 to the late Timothy and Bridie O’Connor at her home in Gorthaleen, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Upon graduating from high school, Nora emigrated to the United States at the tender age of 17 where she eventually met, married, and was lovingly cherished by her husband of 42 years, Allen W. Annis. Nora’s pride and joy were her children, Breda Mae of Whitman and Allen B. of Abington, along with her foster child of five years, Bill Vanderwater. Nora Mae was the beloved sister of Joan Finn of West Roxbury, Maureen Creavin of Roslindale, Margaret Horgan of Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, Bridie Kennedy of London, England, Gerard O’Connor of London, England, Thomas O’Connor of Milltown, Co. Kerry, and the late Jeremiah O’Connor of Walpole, Timothy Joseph O’Connor of Gorthaleen, Co. Kerry, John O’Connor of Norwood, and James O’Connor of London, England. In addition, Nora leaves behind many loved brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and countless family members, friends, and neighbors both here in the United States and abroad. She will be sorely missed by her best buddy of six years, her puppy, Owie.
Nora worked for many years as a patient aide in nursing homes and as a home health aide to several elderly patients, whom she cared for dearly.
Nora was an excellent cook and kept, possibly, the cleanest, most organized home in the country. She loved her family fiercely, and what mattered most to her were her husband and children. She had a deeply caring spirit and would put the care and needs of others far before her own. Her wit and charm could light up a room and she loved nothing more than making others laugh.
Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate her life at Quealy and Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington, MA on Friday from 4-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget Parish, located at 455 Plymouth Street, Abington, MA.
In lieu of flowers, Nora’s family requests that donations be lovingly made in her honor to: Homes for Our Troops or St. Vincent de Paul/Abington Food Pantry
6 Main Street 455 Plymouth Street
Taunton, MA 02780 Abington, MA 02351
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