Welcome to the memorial page for

Florence L. Annino

December 3, 1930 ~ March 15, 2017 (age 86)

Florence (“Flo”) Lillian (Deraleau) Annino, 86, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 15th. She was born in Springfield on December 3, 1930 to Charles J. Deraleau and Aurore C. (Jarvis) Deraleau. Flo spent her early years attending West Springfield public schools and working for her parents in their restaurant business. She later worked as a waitress and restaurant manager in several local restaurants, including the Fort, the Yankee Pedlar Inn, the Hillbrook House and The Gold Mine. Her later work years were dedicated to serving the students at Westfield State University as a member of the Campus security team, though most of her students thought of her as a second mother, a special friend and a confidante. She was a devout Catholic, and was very proud of her service to St. Mary’s, and in particular, her involvement with the RCIA program and as a Eucharistic Minister. Flo enjoyed cooking ( a great one!), bingo and playing cards with her friends, but her greatest passion was her family and their health and happiness. Flo was predeceased by her husband, Calvin W. Annino, Sr., in 1987, her beloved grandson, Chuckie in 1996, and her brothers, Ernie, Fred, Ray and Baby Lawrence and sisters Ora, Anne, and Rita. She is survived by her three sons and their spouses, Cal and Fran, Chuck and Kathy, and Louie and Denise, all of Westfield, her seven grandchildren, Tony (Elena), Nick, Joey, Taylor (Scott), Kelly (Mike), Heidi (Jose), Heather (John), and seven great grandchildren, Ava, Dominic, Connor, Callie, Ethan, Jameson and Lily. The funeral will be held on Monday, March 20th at 9:00 am from the Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield at 10:30 am. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours are 2:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, March 19th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield MA 01104 or Children’s Miracle Network, c/o Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199.

 Service Information

March 19, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Firtion Adams Funeral Home
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085

Funeral Mass
March 20, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Church
30 Bartlett St
Westfield, MA 01085

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