Anna Louise Sleith

Published: 5/9/2018 4:00:42 AM
Modified: 5/9/2018 4:00:49 AM

​​East Longmeadow, Mass. — Anna Louise Sleith, 79, formerly of Belchertown and Hampden, Mass., passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in CareOne at Redstone surrounded by her family.

Born Oct. 16, 1938 in Westfield, Mass., daughter of the late Victor A. and Helen (Roys) Traggio, Ann grew up in Charlestown, N.H. and earned her Nursing degree from Baystate Medical Center School of Nursing in Springfield.

After retiring from a rewarding career in Long Term Care, she enjoyed walking the beach of Gulf Shores, Ala., with her beloved husband of over fifty years; playing tennis and golf with her friends; gardening; and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Ann lived a life of caregiving to her Residents, her husband, a special needs grandson and eventually the other residents where she lived the last few years.

She will be dearly missed by her four daughters, who cherish her memory, Tracy Babineau and her husband Mark of St. Augustine, Fla., Toni Oliver and her husband, Harold of Middletown, Conn., Terri Leone of East Longmeadow, and Kathy West and her husband Doug of Belchertown. Ann was blessed with eight amazing grandchildren, Sarah, Ronald (Aimee), Danielle, Michael, Adam, Ileia, Sheldyn and Austen and she experienced the joy of ten great-grandchildren and leaves her dear sisters Victoria Sargent and Christine Daniels, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ann was predeceased by her husband Ronald in 2015, sisters Shirley and Viola, son-in-law Michael Leone, nephew Victor and great-grandson Ethan.

With deep gratitude the family extends thanks to the entire staff of CareOne at Redstone. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. at Beers and Story Palmer Funeral Home, 1475 N. Main St., Palmer, Mass., with a celebrant service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery to follow.

Considering Ann was a lifelong advocate for the elderly, please do something kind for a senior citizen in her memory, even if that’s only to sit by their side and talk with them. She would love that. Memorial donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Senior Center of your choice. For more information or to sign an online guestbook, please visit

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