Ann Marie (Brisbois) Saffer, 72, of Salem, Massachusetts, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, with her loving family by her side in the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH, following a brief illness.
Born in Salem on March 24, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Charles Brisbois and the late Anna (Emmett)(Brisbois) Allen. Ann was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1957, and married her high school sweetheart Donald Saffer in August 1960.
Early on, Ann began her career as a bookkeeper with Beneficial Finance Company; she then took a position at Purity Supreme and later retired from Heartland Food Warehouse. From 1995 to 2001, Ann was co-owner and manager of the Olde Village Beanery on New Derby Street in Salem.
Ann was an avid reader and enjoyed social gatherings with her family. She enjoyed many trips to Pennsylvania, Indiana and California, together, with her husband while he traveled for work. Ann also enjoyed extended stays with her daughters and their families living in New Hampshire because she loved her grandchildren, the scenery and their togetherness. She devoted much of her time and energy to her grandchildren and will be greatly missed by them.
Ann is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Donald; her daughters Lorraine Saffer and her partner John Stoddard of Londonderry, NH; Sheree Sevigny and her husband Jerry and their two children Andrew and Austin of Nashua, NH; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Ann was predeceased by her brother John Charles Brisbois who died in July, 2005.
ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held in the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, on Wednesday from 3 to 5 P.M., immediately followed by a funeral service at 5 pm. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. For condolences, please, visit www.gonetfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ann’s memory to American Liver Foundation, New England Chapter, 88 Winchester St., Newton, MA 02461 or go to www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/newengland. Parking is available in the church parking lot across the street from the funeral home.