1931 – 2016
Putnam – Anita C. Place, 85, formerly of West Thompson., died Monday morning, April 25, 2016, in Westview Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Charles W. Place. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Mary Rose (Depot) Picard. Mrs. Place was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in N. Grosvenordale.
Mrs. Place enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, and traveling and shopping with her daughter Cindy. She worked at Belding Heminway for over 30 years and prior to that she worked at Colts Plastics.
Anita is survived by her sons, Richard “Peter” Place and his wife Audrey of Putnam, Donald Place and his companion Kerri of Thompson, and David Place and his wife Karen of Thompson; daughters, Cynthia LaBonte of Putnam and Karen and her husband Lucien A. LaPalme of Thompson; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, David Picard and his wife Claudette of Putnam; and two nieces Allison and Marcia. She was predeceased by a sister Alice Jewell.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Anita’s family from 4:00PM to 7:00PM on Thursday April 28, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home at 10:00AM on Friday, April 29, 2016 followed by burial in in West Thompson Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com. Memorial donations in Anita’s memory may be made to The Westview Health Care and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 150 Ware Rd., Dayville, CT 06241.