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“My acquaintance with Anna began during her residence at Francis Cabot Lowell Mill in Waltham at Bingo games and social events. Enjoyed her accounts...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: lin (Jodrey Loomer) Gurney - MA

“sorry for your lossstephan feeley ”
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“Dear Mom:Though you are no longer here with us on earth, we wanted to say, "Happy Birthday". You are missed very much, but you are in my heart. Much...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Jaillet - Waltham, MA

“Norman and Family,My condolences to you, family and relatives for the loss of your Mother. God Bless. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bill McCarthy - Bedford, MA

“We are all sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your entire family.With love,Mike, Joanna, Gianna and Anthony Celenza ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Celenza - Bow, NH - Friend

“We are all sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your entire family.With llove,Mike, Joanna, Gianna and Anthony Celenza ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Celenza - Bow, NH - Friend

“Dear Norman, Denise, Steven and Families,May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories of your Mother and strength and hope in those who...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: claire Celenza

“So sad to hear. Sorry for your loss . xoxo ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Hamilton - Hooksett, NH

My mother, my best friend <3 “I am truly grateful that God chose you to be my mother. It has been two days since God called you Home. You are missed so very much, but, I know...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Jaillet - Waltham, MA

“I was one of the lucky girls to benefit from Mrs. Jaillet starting our softball league. Most of us were neighbors as well in the Nipper Maher Park...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Framingham, MA

“Say hi to dad for me. Miss you lots already. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Norman Jaillet - Lynnfield, MA

“Although I haven't seen her in a long time, I remember Aunt Anna as being a very sweet person. I hope that she has found peace and tranquility.Ron...Read More »
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Waltham – Mrs. Anna L. (Tobin) Jaillet, of Waltham, died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Excel Nursing Center in Lexington. She was 83.

Anna was born in Everett on December 17, 1932, a daughter of the late John "Jack" and Anastasia (Fitzgerald) Tobin, both natives of Western Bay, Newfoundland. Anna graduated from Bishop Chevrus High School in Malden and volunteered at the Immaculate Conception Rectory in Everett.

She was primarily a homemaker however worked as a secretary for the Everett Vocational High School who dedicated their yearbook to her in 1957.

A Waltham resident since her marriage, she recognized a lack of organized sports for girls in the city and founded The Jaillet Girls Softball League in the mid '60's which ran successfully for several years. Anna was also active as a CCD catechist at Saint Mary's Church and at Saint Charles Church when her children and grandchildren attended catechism.

Her husband of fifty years, Norman J. Jaillet, Sr. died in January, 2008.

She leaves her children, Norman J. Jaillet, Jr. and his partner, Catherine L. Celenza, of Lynnfield, her devoted daughter, Denise Jaillet and her partner, Bennet O'Neil, Jr., of Waltham and Steven Jaillet and his wife, Dawn, of Newton; her grandchildren, Brian and Brooke Jaillet of Groton, and Steven, Carissa and Brittany Jaillet of Newton; her 95 year old sister, Genevieve Yeo, of Everett and many nieces and nephews.

She was also a sister of the late Mary Kavanaugh, Ellen "Nellie" Ryan and Theresa "Teri" Derba.

Family and friends will honor and remember Anna's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, December 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3100, Woburn, MA 01801.