Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Ann Jeanette Kennedy LaSalle

Calling hours at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, will be held Tuesday, September 26th, from 4-6:00PM Funeral Service will be Wednesday, September 27th, at 11:00AM in the Whately Congregational Church with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Crossman Harrington officiating. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Whately

Ann Jeanette Kennedy LaSalle, 86, of Whately, passed away on Thursday, September 21st. at home, in the care of her husband James, after a period of failing health. Ann was born in Springfield, Ma to Carlos and Jeanette (Hart) Kennedy. She attended schools in Suffield, Ct., Hadley and Whately and graduated from Northampton High School in 1949.

 

Ann married James H. LaSalle Jr. in 1949 and lived in Whately for the rest of her life. She worked alongside Jim in The family business of LaSalle Florists in Whately. She was an excellent floral designer doing all types of floral work and specializing in wedding designs. Ann was a lifelong member of the Whately Congregational Church, UCC from Sunday school, Christian Endeavor, and weekly services. She was the Superintendent of the Sunday school and ran the church summer program for many years she enjoyed her many years as a member of the Whately Grange, holding many offices including Lecturer.

 

Ann loved quilting, especially with her sister Peg, attending many seminars and making quilts for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed travelling with Jim, and the many years at the cottages at Ashfield Lake with family and friends. They also enjoyed time at Myrtle Beach during the quiet time in the business during January. Ann oversaw the building of the house that they lived in and enjoyed for years, entertaining family and friends with the many card games, some with couples that they had known since their teen years. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this spring. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

 

Besides her husband Jim, Ann leaves her sons Rev. William and his wife Geraldine, of Manheim, Pa, John and his wife Deborah, of Whately, and her brother George of Sunderland. She was predeceased by her daughter Nancy and her son Richard, and her sisters Kathryn and Margaret. She leaves 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Calling hours at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, will be held Tuesday, September 26th, from 4-6:00PM Funeral Service will be Wednesday, September 27th, at 11:00AM in the Whately Congregational Church with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Crossman Harrington officiating. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Whately.


Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com