Anita Grise

Anita Susan Grise (Gilman)

Thursday, April 7th, 1949 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Anita S. (Gilman) Grise, beloved wife of Darrell S. Grise, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the age of 71. Anita was born on April 7, 1949, to the late Melvin A. Gilman and Ruth (Goldstein) Gilman. After growing up in Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1971, Anita graduated from Boston University with a degree in philosophy and thereafter advanced professionally to become an optician. In working in the optical field, she met her husband Darrell. Anita and Darrell were wed on April 23, 2001, and were happily married for 19 years. Anita was spirited and adventurous. Together with Darrell, she traveled to all corners of the globe, experiencing different cultures and communities and taking their stories back home to share with family and friends.

Anita is the sister of Linda (Barry) Weinstein; aunt of Jessica and the late Carl Weinstein; daughter-in-law to Judy I. Grise and the late Leo A. Grise; sister-in-law to Jacqueline I. (Grise) Lester and Thomas E. Lester; aunt of Zoe and Graycen Lester.

Funeral services for Anita will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, with Rabbi Joel Fleekop officiating. Burial will follow services at Barrancas National Cemetery, aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station with Lewis Funeral Home directing.

Service Venues:
Lewis Funeral Home, 6405 Hwy. 90 West, Milton, Florida 32570, (850) 623-2243
Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508, (850) 453-4846

The family has requested that donations be made in Anita’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

DONATE BY PHONE: 1-800-708-7644

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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel
    6405 Highway 90 West
    MILTON, FL 32570
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  • Interment

    Barrancas National Cemetery
    1 Cemetery Rd
    PENSACOLA, FL 32508
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Pauline Mann

Posted at 04:58pm
Anita was always kind and had an amazing smile-- it was wonderful watching he and Darrell as they embraced life! love pauline

Posted at 11:59am
We feel grateful to have known Anita as part of our extended family. She was vivacious, fun loving and kind. Holding you in our hearts, Darryl, Judy, Jacki, Thomas, Zoe and Graycen, during this difficult time. May her name be a blessing and a comfort.


Posted at 02:26am
Anita was one of a kind! There are so many things that I will miss about her! Her smile, her laugh, and her very cute sneeze! We have spent so many great times with Darrell and Anita. They opened their home to us many times when we visited Florida! She put up with Quinn‘s early antics! He couldn’t say her name when he was little and always called her Nina until he figured out how to say Anita ! LOL We have shared many meals and memorable adventures together! I’m so glad we were able to have your Missouri visit last summer! You will be missed greatly by our family , rest in peace, my friend! Karen, Pat, Quinn and Graham

Lee & Cheryl Stansbury

Posted at 09:06pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time, Love, Lee & Cheryl
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june weiner wulff

Posted at 07:11am
Anita and I were childhood friends in Malden. Our families spent a lot of time together, and to this day I remember walking up the street to play at her house.
I offer my heartfelt condolences to Anita’s family and will always cherish my memories and remember her beautiful smile.
June Weiner Wulff
Rockport, MA

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