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Official Obituary of

Anita Lee Paleologos

August 29, 1954 ~ July 4, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Anita Paleologos Obituary

     Anita Lee (Chellis) Paleologos, a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2023 following a battle with cancer, at the age of 68. 

     She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on August 29, 1954, to the late Waldo Ward Chellis, Jr. and Jean Margaret Allum.

     Anita, more lovingly known as ‘Nitsie’, was an entrepreneur and worked in multiple different industries. Her last career was as a floral designer while working alongside her husband in their removal and clean-out business.  

     ‘Nitsie’ cherished spending time with her family and friends, and for the last several years enjoyed vacationing to the Florida Keys in the winter months to escape the New England weather. ‘Nitsie’s’ creativity and sense of humor overflowed in all areas of her life. A gifted and extraordinarily talented gardener, she could grow roses out of beach sand! She was known for her love of elephants but was also truly a friend to every animal she encountered. ‘Nitsie’ loved to cook for her family and friends and was masterful at it.  

     Above all, ‘Nitsie’ was a champion for her family and was its bedrock for strength and wisdom. She loved unconditionally and instilled that core value in her children. She was a constant inspiration to her family and others as a selfless, strong, and compassionate woman, and had a unique talent for being simultaneously direct and empathic when others needed it. She was a role model for her children and grandchildren, and she taught them the importance of hard work, kindness, and love.

     ‘Nitsie’ will be deeply missed by her husband, Angelo, of more than 50 years, her two children, her 4 grandchildren, brother and sister in-law, multiple nieces & nephews, along with many relatives and friends. 

     ‘Nitsie’ is survived by her husband, Angelo A. Paleologos, of Salisbury, MA; Son, Andrew A. Paleologos (Shannon) of Franklin, MA; Daughter, Shana A. Paleologos (Joshua A. Taylor) of Pepperell, MA; Brother, Skip Chellis (Lorain) of Pepperell, MA; Grandchildren, Logan Paleologos, Alec Paleologos, Nico Taylor, & Anisio Taylor

     ‘Nitsie’s’ wishes were to have a celebration of life with close friends and family. This will be on Sunday, July 23, 2023 between 1pm-4pm at ‘Angie’ and ‘Nitsie’s’ residence. Please use the link below to RSVP - service information will be provided. 

     In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Elephant Aid International Fund and continue the love 'Nitsie' had for elephants. Donations can be submitted by the link below.

Arrangements are entrusted to F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, Rowley, MA.


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Celebration of Life
July 23, 2023

1:00 PM


PO Box 283, Attapulgus GA 39815
Tel: 1-229-465-3115
Web: https://elephantaidinternational.org/donate/?form=FUNCYVPJFWE


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