Published in the June 13, 2016 edition.

ObitFanjoy-webAMESBURY — Violet Louise (Anderson) Fanjoy, 86, of Amesbury, formerly of Woburn, died at her home on Saturday evening, June 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence “Buddy” Fanjoy Jr. who died in 1995.

Born at home in Wilmington, and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late William, and the late Anna (Thorstenson) Anderson. Violet was a graduate of Woburn Public Schools. She had been a longtime resident of Woburn since the late 1930s. Along with her late husband Clarence, they bought a house in Woburn in 1954, where they raised their six children.

She was a devoted Christian and loved the Church of the Open Bible in Burlington. Her favorite book was The Bible. Violet always had a passion for animals and she loved gardening and music. She taught herself the piano and would play it beautifully “by ear.”

Violet raised her children to have good morals and to be good Christians. She will be sadly missed but is at peace in the arms of God. “Jag al skar dig” (“I love you” in Swedish)

Violet was the loving mother of Sharon Lee Hubbard of Wakefield, Jane Louise Fanjoy of Amesbury, Clarence Earl “Buddy” Fanjoy and his wife Nancy of Woburn, Timothy Arnold Fanjoy of Amesbury, Richard Fanjoy of Amesbury and the late Deborah Rae Fanjoy. She was the loving sister of Lillian Patterson of Rochester, N.H., Robert Anderson and his wife Patricia of Burlington, the late Emelia Fucarile, the late Stanley Anderson, the late Sigrid Badger, the late Gus Anderson, the late Ingrid Anderson, the late Anna Fanjoy, the late Carl Anderson, the late Robert Henry and the late Arlene Jones. She was the cherished grandmother of Eugene, William and Peter Hubbard, Stefanie Bueti, Andrea Mackey, Sheila Giacalone, Jalyn, Zachary, Noell and Gabrielle Fanjoy, and the late Richard Hubbard; and the loving great-grandmother of Francesco and Isabella Bueti, Aidan and Callan Mackey, Patricia and Jacob Hubbard, Jake and Laila Hubbard and Jaden and Noah Fanjoy.

Services will be private.