Anna Esther Thayer –Eastford, CT
Anna Thayer of Eastford, CT formerly of Castleton VT, peacefully passed April 23, 2021 at The Davis Place in Killingly, CT with her loving family by her side, after a battle with Dementia. She was born May 16, 1932 in Hubbardton, VT. Anna was the daughter or Frank and Pauline Farkas. Anna met the love of her life Chester “Ted” Thayer on the school playground. They married September 8, 1951 in Bridport, VT. Together they celebrated 59 Amazing years until Ted’s passing in 2011. In her younger years, Anna worked at The Trak Inn, Bomoseen, VT doing laundry. Throughout her life Anna lived in Hubbardton, Poultney, Fair Haven and Castleton all in VT and Eastford, CT. Anna always had a smile on her face and loved everybody. Anyone that knew Anna well, knew of her love for Dolls. She would make an old doll new again from her finds at thrift stores and yard sales by knitting clothes for them and donating them to non-profits. She loved to knit, play cards, play Bingo and enjoyed volunteering in the Bingo kitchen at Castleton American Legion in which she was a member of unit 50 Auxiliary.
Her greatest joy in life was her Family. Anna is survived by her children: 5 daughters: Bonita King (Steve) of NC, Donna Spink (Peter), Anna Bryant and Mary Freeland all of CT, Paula White (Herbert) of MA. 2 sons: Frank Thayer (Beth) of CT and John Thayer (Lisa) of VT, her sisters Betty Benson (Gus) of NY and Edna Lawrence of CT a brother Robert Farkas (Lola) of VT, 24 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by an infant brother Frank, a son Chester Thayer 3rd, a daughter-in-law April Bourn Thayer and grandson Christopher Michael Thayer, son-in-law’s: George Freeland and Terry Bryant
Viewing Hour Wednesday April 28th 11:30-12:30 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Graveside service will follow at 1pm at Grove Cemetery, Eastford, CT. Memorial contributions can be made to Tatum’s Totes, 175 W Ridge Ter, Rutland, VT 07501. Share a memory at smithandwalkerfh.com