Giroux, Anne E.
84, beautiful mother and grandmother, peacefully entered eternal life surrounded by her loving family at home in the early morning hours of January 12, 2019. Rosary, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17; Funeral Mass, 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Anne was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Robert "Bob"; daughter, Mary; grandchildren, Meg and Max, and other family members. She will be deeply missed by her devoted children, Robert (Pat) Giroux of Baltimore, Md., Thomas Giroux (Patrice) of Washington, D.C., John Giroux of Jersey City, N.J., Edmund (Azam) Giroux of Deltona, Fla., Angela Scheide (Steffen) of Bethlehem, Pa., Anne (Paul) Jasinski of Wichita, Martin Giroux (Valerie) of West New York, N.J., Raymond Giroux (Norma) of Alexandria, Va., David Giroux of Washington, D.C. and Daniel (Christine) Giroux of Wichita. She was a wonderful grandmother to 23 grandchildren: Nic, Brenden, Jack, Nicholas, Patrick, Sophie, Kimberly, Christopher, Sarah, Oliver, Aidan, Hannah, Daniel, Gabrielle, Taylor, Jake, Robert, Alan, Gregory, Lauren, Alex, Caroline, Elliot, and would have welcomed her first great-grandbaby in February. She is also survived by her loving siblings, Carol Cammuso of Worcester, Mass., Theobald McSheehy III of Columbia, Mo. and Patrick McSheehy of St. Louis, Mo. Anne was born and raised in Whitinsville, Mass., and earned a B.A. from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, N.Y. It was during her first teaching position where she met the love of her life, Bob. Together they raised 11 children. Bob’s devotion to Catholic liberal arts colleges took the family from the east coast to Dubuque, Iowa, and Northern Kentucky before settling in Wichita, Kansas. Anne was a sweet, kind and patient woman who loved everyone she came in contact with. She was a wonderful conversationalist and art lover. An avid painter, Anne created hundreds of paintings during her retirement years, many of which she generously gave to family and friends. Her greatest masterpiece, however, is her children, their spouses, and her grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Madeline Ontiberos as well as the many caregivers from Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice who provided dedicated and compassionate care to Anne. Anne was an active advocate for the rights of unborn children. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Birthline, 339 N. Seneca Street, Wichita, KS 67203. Online tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com