Anne M. (Doucette) Savas

January 24, 2020

Anne M. (Doucette) Savas

Anne M. (Doucette) Savas – of Stoneham, formerly of Pittsfield and Woburn, unexpectedly, January 23rd in Florida. Beloved wife of Charles J. “Chuck” Savas. Cherished mother of Jason Savas, his fiancé Jessica Martel of Dracut and the late Alexis Savas. Dear sister of Arthur Doucette, his late wife Betty, Denis Doucette, his late wife Carol, all of Pittsfield and Anita Gutmann, her husband Peter of Adams, MA. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. At the family’s request there are no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held on SATURDAY, February 1st at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 10. Burial will follow, immediate family only. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.  Please, at the Families request, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Anne’s honor to the Leukemia Foundation, 146 Monroe Ctr. St NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

 

Anne M. (Doucette) Savas – of Stoneham, formerly of Pittsfield and Woburn, died unexpectedly, January 23rd, while vacationing in Florida. She was the beloved wife of 35 years to Charles J. “Chuck” Savas. 

Born and raised in Pittsfield, MA, Anne was a daughter of the late Yvon and Sylvia (Pizzuto) Doucette. She was a graduate of Saint Joseph High School and later graduated from Mount Ida College. 

For many years Anne worked in tech support for several software companies including SunLife, Urban Data, Computer Associates and E-Bay.

Anne’s Hobbies were walking with the ladies at Horn Pond, going to the beach in Maine and visiting the Cape. She loved her Saturday Mornings with Jane, Joanne and Laurie at coffee talk and going out to dinner with friends and family.

She enjoyed taking trips to Pittsfield to see her brothers Denis and Arthur and her sister Anita and their children. For many years Anne hosted both Thanksgiving and Christmas, cooking up a storm for 26 people all week long to get ready. These were great times with family and friends, and she did everything to make sure everyone had a great time.

Fall meant Patriots football games at her house and Anne would cook food up a storm for the Sunday regulars Buck, Rita Margarita and Chuck, with different guest appearances every week.

Anne loved to travel and in the last 3 years had 2 memorable trips to Europe. The trip to Italy – which could never be duplicated had 20 people, who just partied on a Hilltop in Tuscany for 24 hours a day, headed up  by our trip Leader Steve, and a smaller trip to Paris this year with Steve, Betsty, Nick, Jenn and Chuck. These trips were packed with great food, wine and Laughter!

Anne was a regular at Saint Barbara’s and attended Mass with her friend Rita. Anne’s biggest joy was being a mother to her son Jason and a loving and funny wife to her husband Chuck.

Along with her husband Chuck, Anne is survived by her son, Jason Savas, his fiancé Jessica Martel of Dracut and the late Alexis Savas. Dear sister of Arthur Doucette, his late wife Betty, Denis Doucette, his late wife Carol, all of Pittsfield and Anita Gutmann, her husband Peter of Adams, MA. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

At the family’s request there are no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held on SATURDAY, February 1st at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 10. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

At the family’s request there are no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held on SATURDAY, February 1st at St. Barbara’s Church, 180 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 10. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Chuck, I am just seeing this– I had no idea! I am so sorry, as well as everyone from Burlington OB will be. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Shocked and sad is an understatement.
    Sincerely,
    Janice Mogauro

  2. Arthur Doucette

    On behalf of my brother Denis and sister Anita I would like to thank all of Anne’s and Chuck’s friends for attending her funeral.The outpouring of love kindness, and support we will never forget.All of you are simply amazing.
    Thank you all for being a part of my sister’s life.
    Sincerely,
    Art Doucette

  3. Margaret Kelleher Hoagland

    Chuck and Jason, I’m sorry for your loss. Anne was so kind to me in so many ways. I will remember her and miss her forever.

  4. Christine Murphy

    Jason,
    I was so sad to learn of your Mother’s death. I always enjoyed meeting with her when you were a student at Reeves School 5th grade. She always supported your education. She was very kind and thoughtful. She cared so much about you and your education and future life. I’m sure it will be difficult for you to go forward without her support. Luckily you have your father and the 2 of you will rely on each other. Continue to follow your career and life goals. I’ll follow you on linked-in.
    Christine Murphy

  5. Cathleen Stewart

    Dear Chuck, Jason and Anne’s Family – There are no words to express the deep sadness I feel in losing Anne, but I know it does not compare to your grief. We had such fun planning your new home together, and it feels so unfair that she will not be here to experience the joy of that new beginning. As my oldest friend in New England (since 1984), her consistent & patient friendship – along with her dry wit – will both fill my heart and leave a void that can now only be filled with great memories. Love, Cathleen

  6. Susan Barbagallo

    I met Anne when I was in my 20’s at Computer Associates. What a wonderful person she was. She will be dearly missed by a lot of people. She was a very special person.

  7. Our loved ones leave behind spaces in the world that can never be filled. But they also leave behind love and light in each of us, sparks of joy and hope that live in our hearts and give strength to our souls.
    God bless you with his and her eternal love.
    Heartfelt sympathy to you & Jason.

  8. Dear Chuck & Jason. I was so shocked and sad to hear of Anne’s passing. She was both a mentor and friend to me during our years recruiting together. Always so patient and willing to help as I learned the ropes. We had many long conversations and she always made me laugh. Anne was truly one of a kind and she will certainly be missed. Beth Tyle

  9. Chuck and and Jason,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Anne was such an easy person to
    to talk to.
    She will be missed

  10. Dear Chuck and Jason- It is hard to put into words how sad we feel about your losing Anne at the moment in your life when there was so much to look forward to together. Anne was a caring person who was always upbeat, positive and witty. We hope you can find peace in knowing others will hold her dear in their memory with you. Kathy and John

  11. Adrineh Nalbandian

    We will miss Anne very much. Anne was a goddess. She glowed and sparkled always with a smile. She had such a big heart and a beautiful soul. Her bright smile lit up any room she walked into. Anne was such a caring person.

    She was someone who would always be there to chat, run ideas by, and she had such a positive outlook on life. She had such a great sense of humor. She was there during the highs and lows.

    May she rest in the sweetest peace. Her spirit remains with us all each day.
    She enjoyed the great weather, after all she was in the sunshine in our lives. I remember when she came to spend time by the pool. She stressed how much she loved the beautiful weather. She always welcomed us into her home with a warm welcome.

    Chuck, Jason and Jess we will always be here for you. Never hesitate to reach out during this difficult time. We are a call or text away. We love you all and can’t imagine how difficult this time is for you all.

    We are truly heart broken but do know that Anne would want us all to stay strong and stay together. After all, Anne was a strong woman. She will be missed.

    With love,
    Tony, Rosette, Aram, Adrineh, Azniv, Michael and Meme

  12. To chuck an son Jason. The Hanlon. Family
    Is saddened to hear about the loss of an incredible woman she was kind an always thoughtful she was warm hearted and knew how Make the people around her feel happy and joyful she was a very special woman Ann will be missed.may Jesus welcome her with open arms🙏🏻

  13. Dear Chuck and Jason – My deepest condolences. I am so grateful to know Anne, a dear friend and a true blessing from God. I will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Louis Hanlon

  14. Isabella Newbury

    Anne, thank you so much for being such a welcoming friend and mother figure in my life. You are such an amazing woman and mother to Jason. You welcomed me with open arms into your home. Thank you for being so sweet and kind to me the first time I met you I knew you were such a special woman. Thank you for everything. I will forever miss you.

  15. Veronica O'Shea

    Dear Chuck, Jason, Anita, Arthur, Denis and family,
    I pray for our precious angel and for all of you and all who knew Anne. She has been my best and most cherished friend, my “sista’ from a different mista” for over 36 years. The most wonderful Maid of Honor, my confidant, always my “soft place to fall”. Despite the years and the miles, Anne was a constant. Love you all dearly. We fly in on Thursday.

  16. The Crowley Family is deeply saddened by Anne’s passing. She was a caring and loving person as well as a wonderful friend. We will always cherish our memories of our yearly trips to Maine.
    Deepest sympathy to Chuck and Jason.
    Love, Sheila, Cheynna, Briana, Kelsey and Will.

  17. Dear Charles and Jason,

    Over the years, Anne always impressed me with her intelligence, sense of humor, warmth, sincerity, grace and poise. Anne profoundly impacted my life when, following the loss of Alexis, Anne showed such compassion and concern for Sophia, who was pregnant. From that day forward, I consider that Anne set the standard for how to conduct oneself with class, especially under the most adverse circumstances. Her example lives on.

  18. Joan C Gurasich

    Anne was so loved by many of us in California. I am so saddened to see such a wonderful person leave us so early. My love and support to her family and “friend – family”

  19. Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there… I do not sleep.
    I am the thousand winds that blow…
    I am the diamond glints on snow…
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain…
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you waken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of gentle birds in circling flight…
    I am the soft star that shines at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry—
    I am not there… I did not die…

  20. Anne was one of the kindest persons I’ve known. She was always so kind, thoughtful, and solicitous – she set a standard for me.

    Jason and Charles, I’m sorry for your lost, but rest assured Anne will be remembered always and fondly.

  21. Dear Chuck and Jason – I am so saddened to hear of Anne’s passing. She is truly a lovely, caring, supportive spirit that will be so sorely missed by many. Anne always made it a point to come up to the loft and say Hi to Rita and I when we were at St. Barbara’s. She was always so kind and supportive. I will be holding you all up in prayer.

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