Anita Marie (Coito) Panneton, 56, Beloved Grandmother of Six

Anita Marie (Coito) Panneton, 56, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 7 in Haverhill, surrounded by her loving family after her courageous 15-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Born in Haverhill on July 6, 1962, she was the daughter of the late William and Gail (George) Decoito. She was raised in Haverhill by her father Bill and stepmother Helen Decoito. She is the cherished wife of Bruce Panneton.

She had several jobs throughout her life, but her most successful profession was being a full-time grandmother. Panneton devoted her life to being heavily involved in all six of her grandchildren's lives. When she wasn't running back and forth to various sporting events, she volunteered her time at the Salvation Army and Granite United Church. She found faith and peace by helping others find their own path and strength through her own battle with cancer.

Her surviving family members in addition to her husband Bruce include her loving children, PJ Panneton and wife Nicole of Haverhill and Lynne Panneton of Haverhill, grandchildren Kayla, Jaylin, Elijah, Brayden, Mya and Natale all of Haverhill, siblings Millie, Nellie, Hazel, Bill and TJ all of Haverhill.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St. Haverhill from 4-7 p.m. Services will continue on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Granite United Church, 284 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Panneton’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.