CALAIS- Patricia D. Annis, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt of 72 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She leaves a legacy of maternal love and care and will always be remembered for her selfless spirit.
Patricia was born July, 4, 1947 to Josiah and Dorothy (Dunn) Bliss in Newport, RI. She graduated from Middletown High School and moved to Calais, Vermont at the age of 18 where she later met and married the love of her life, George Annis. They wed November 7, 1970 and together worked on their dairy farm for 35 years. Patricia was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Plainfield which she and George helped construct. She was also a tireless caregiver to Todd, whom she loved like a son. Patricia received an award for her outstanding 22 years of service providing care, 11 of those years working for Washington County Mental Health. Her greatest achievement was her family with whom she cherished to spend time making wonderful memories.
She is survived by her husband, George Annis, siblings and siblings by marriage; Janet (and Peter) Batchelder, Mary Varney, Nancy (and John) Prescott, Jean Cadorette, Rachael Bliss, Pearl Gottberg and Sheila Annis. Patricia is also survived by her children Karen (and Jim) Abbott and Al (and Tracy) Annis as well as grandchildren; Austin, Tyler, Jade, Taylor, and Justin. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, brother, Michael Bliss and sister, Carol Bliss.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Patricia’s memory may be made to the Twin Valley Senior Center, PO Box 152, East Montpelier, VT 05651. Private services will be at the convenience of the family.
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