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Andrea (Anne) D. (Jamieson) Persels
1943 - 2015

August 10, 2015

Northborough – Andrea (Anne) D. (Jamieson) Persels passed away with her family by her side on August 10, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 72. Anne leaves behind her three sons, Daniel Bittel Jr. of Harrisville, RI; Brian Bittel of Northborough and Eric Bittel and his wife Cindy of N. Grafton; her daughter, Amy (Bittel) DuPont and her husband James of Hopkinton; seven grandchildren, Jessica Bittel, Matthew Bittel, Emma Bittel, Ava Bittel, Johanna DuPont, James DuPont and Kaitlyn DuPont; two sisters, Mary Stanley of Paradise, CA and Charlotte Jamieson of Cherry Valley; and nine nieces and nephews. Born in Harrisburg, PA and raised in Cold Spring, NY, she was the eldest daughter of Andrew and Edith (Dorman) Jamieson. Anne lived in San Jose, CA for 20 years before moving to Northborough 34 years ago. She also lived in Shrewsbury, Northport, L.I, NY, Yorktown Heights, NY, Glastonbury, CT and Milford before recently returning to Northborough. Anne graduated from Campbell High School in San Jose, CA and went on to graduate from Lesley University in 1991. During the 1970s, Anne was a self-employed contractor and worked in the legal and medical transcription field. In the 1980s, Anne was employed at Digital Equipment Corp. as a Product Manager and most recently worked as a real estate agent for Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Agency in Yorktown Heights, NY. Her hobbies included needlepoint and interior decorating. Anne lived for her grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. Northborough. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Hays Funeral Home. Private Burial will follow in Howard St. Cemetery, Northborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. For online condolences, please visit The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Dana Farber in Milford for their kindness and support during this most challenging time in Anne's life. A special thank you to her nurse Mindy, whose care, compassion and kindness were incomparable. The family would also like to thank Beacon Hospice for their comfort and compassionate care during Anne's final days.