1941 – 2016
Putnam – Anais (Lemoine) Salvas, 74, of Church St, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Richard A. Salvas for 56 years. Born July 6, 1941 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Florida (Raymond) Lemoine.
Anais worked for Day Kimball Hospital for 40 years and was proudly awarded “Employee of the Month” in 2009. She loved spending time with her family and reading. Along with her husband Richard, they were the founding members of the Tri-State Cruisers where together they helped organize several antique car events and fundraisers. At these events, she was known as the “50/50 lady” that helped to raise an amazing $135,000 for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
In addition to her husband, Anais is survived by her son, Todd Salvas of Putnam; her daughters, Darleen Salvas of Putnam, and Tammy Benoit and her husband Mark of Thompson; her sisters, Leona Espinosa and her husband William of Brooklyn, Dorothy Trama and her husband Peter of Putnam, and Jean Greene of Grosvenordale; her grandchildren, Justin Salvas, Krista Sincyr, Jada Thomas, Glenn Benoit, Dylan Benoit, and Benjamin Benoit; and her great grandchildren, Kylee Salvas, Hunter Salvas, Ryder Benoit, Lillian Benoit, Owen Benoit, Levi Benoit, and Alexis Sinyc and many Nieces and Nephews She is predeceased by her son, Brian Salvas; her brothers, Arthur Lemoine and Leo Lemoine; her sisters, Alice Pastana and Diane Orlowski and her daughter-in-law Doreen Salvas.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Anais’ family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A funeral will assemble at 9:00 am at the funeral home on Saturday, March 19, 2016 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in Saint Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, 555 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT 06511, or to Cruisin’ for Cancer, c/o DKH, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.