Annette Marie Bosia 79, a longtime resident of Middletown, RI; has lost her battle of 8+ years with Alzheimer’s/Dementia on August 21, 2017.

Annette was born February 14, 1938 in Newport, RI to the late Anna (Deluca Bosia) Shaffell and the late Jeffery Bosia.  While in school she was part of a group of girls that called themselves “The Chooch Gang”.

Annette attended CCRI, majoring in Psychology.  She held many jobs she spoke of fondly.  To name a few: The Secretary Typist Pool of the Newport Naval Base, the Newport School Department at Thompson, Secretary to Principal Hogan at Cranston-Calvert, Administration at Blenheim and Activities Director at West House.  Annette an avid gardener, held a degree in floral arranging and worked briefly with the Water’s Edge and Carlone’s Florist.  Also, her self-employment included tutoring and caring for the infirmed in their homes.

Annette was a widow at the age of 21 to the late Albert H. Silvia and former spouse to the late Henry A. Lacerda Sr.  She was sister to the late Jacqueline (Bosia) Marshall.

She leaves her 3 children; Debra (Silvia) Sylvia of Massachusetts, Henry (Hank) Lacerda Jr. of Middletown, and Lynette Marie Lacerda of Colorado.  Annette loved being “Nana” to her three special grandsons, Jared Sylvia of Washington, DC, Andy Lacerda and Ronnie Lacerda both of Middletown.  All whom made her heart smile.

She leaves behind her sisters; Joyce (Corrine Bosia) Georges of Missouri, Carol (Bosia-Brunelle) Deluco of Maine, and Cynthia (Shaffell) Gibson of Virginia.  She leaves many nieces and nephews who will remember she always had gum!

Annette was blessed by her many friends along the way as well as the best Nurses, Caregivers and Staff at Crestwood.

As requested by Annette, no services will be held.  If you feel led, donations in Annette’s name may be made to Crestwood Nursing Activities Fund, 568 Child Street, Warren, RI 02885 or to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd. East Providence, RI 02914.

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