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Obituary: Eugene Whitman Annis Jr., Engineer, Technical Writer

Photo from Roberts and Sons Funeral Home
Photo from Roberts and Sons Funeral Home
Obituary from Roberts and Sons Funeral Home:

Eugene Whitman Annis Jr., 81, formerly of Wellesley, passed away Nov. 23, 2013 at the Doolittle Home, Foxborough. 

He was son of the late Elizabeth (McLaughlin) and Eugene Whitman Annis.

Eugene was born in White Plains, N.Y. Dec. 6, 1931 where he lived before attending college and moving to Massachusetts. Eugene was a graduate of Williams College with a bachelor's degree in physics, the University of Connecticut with a master's in electrical engineering and Harvard Business School with a Master's of Buisiness Administration degree. 

For most of his career, Eugene was an Engineer for RCA, Raytheon and G.E. Automated Systems. Eugene retired from GenRad where he was a technical writer. 

He and his wife Dorothy were married in Wellesley in 1968. For most of their marriage, they lived in the Newton-Wellesley community. 

Eugene loved sailing with his wife and racing in the Ensign Class Regattas. He was a member of the Orr’s-Bailey Island Yacht Club in Orr’s Island, Maine. He was also an active member of the Wellesley and Attleboro Toastmasters International Club.

Eugene is survived by his wife Dorothy E. (Black) Annis; his step-children Linda-Jean Hall of Leominster, Richard A. Hall (Susan) of Attleboro, Nancy A. Fuller (Mark) of Canton, Conn. and John D. Hall (Sharon) of Foxborough; and his seven grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxborough. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eugene’s memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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