On April 13, 1961, a flood happened at 27 North Fenwick Street, Arlington, VA. It was the home of Jane Reiser, Jack, Annette and John Joseph Doherty. When Jack stepped out of bed, he thought Annette’s water had broken. She was ready to deliver at any time. After mopping up, cleaning up from the flood, she was tired.
Friday, April 14, 1961, a butterfly flew in, her name was Anne-Marie Eades. Anne-Marie would become a butterfly that flew from person to person, all her life. After three more siblings came, Mary Catherine, Timothy Michael and David Frank Doherty. She became their caregiver and took care of them after school. All at a very young age, for you see all children were born within 6 years.
Anne-Marie went with her sister Mary to Paris, while they were in high school. After graduating from high school, the two of them traveled to St. Croix, USVI. Both worked on the water. Anne-Marie worked at the Club Comanche Hotel. She stayed there for over a decade. Anne-Marie sailed a catamaran to Buck Island every day. She took people through the snorkel trail and she would free dive for conch shells. One day she looked beneath her, and floating by was a big shark. Anne-Marie loved the water, she was a real dolphin.
She married Shelby “Buddy” Eades in St. Croix, in an old sugar mill on a plantation. They eventually moved to Pensacola, Fl. It was in Pensacola that Buddy and Anne-Marie had their daughter Savannah Marie Eades, who was Anne-Marie's pride and joy. Anne-Marie also acquired two more daughters upon marrying Buddy. Angela and Cincere Eades ,who she also loved all dearly.
Anne-Marie was a devoted substitute teacher in the Escambia County School System, and loved working at N.B. Cooke Elementary and Brown Barge Middle School. She had previously been employed with Adams Homes.
Anne-Marie is survived by her husband, Shelby “Buddy” Eades, her beautiful daughter Savannah Marie Eades, and beautiful step daughters Cincere L. Eades and Angela E. Eades. She is the loving daughter of Annette C. Doherty of Pensacola, Florida and John “Jack” Doherty of Ellicott, Colorado. Loving sister to John Joseph Doherty, Mary C. Harper, Timothy Michael Doherty, and David Frank Doherty. She was the best Aunt to Christopher, Patrick, and Garrett Harper of Ellicott Colorado.
Neither time nor words could ever explain Anne-Marie's impact in her short life. She gave love, kindness, and care to everyone she met. She never met a stranger. And if she did they would’ve become a lifelong friend. Her personality and spirit will never be forgotten.
Mass will be help at St Joseph’s Parish Church 140 W Government St Pensacola Fl at 11:00 AM Friday September 7 2012.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Anne-Marie D. Eades to St Joseph’s Catholic Church, “Caring and Sharing Program” 140 West Government St Pensacola, Fl 32501 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis Tn.
Rest in peace our cherished daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Please express condolences online at www.watersandhibbert.com WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.