Anita Rose Staples

July 21, 1920 - April 4, 2015

Anita Rose Staples, 94, passed away peacefully in her Cape Coral, Fl. home on April 4, 2015, after a courageous battle with lymphoma. She was born July 21, 1920 in Manchester, NH to Joseph & Angeline (Sevigny) Compagna.

Anita was a Cape Coral resident for the past 8 yrs. where she lived with her son Raymond & his partner Lynne. She was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She had a close group of friends who got together often to play dominoes, bingo & cards.
Anita’s true pride & joy was going out to see her son Raymond, a musician, play every weekend. She was blessed to still be able to do this at 93 yrs old! She was greeted & loved by so many & she really enjoyed watching everyone dance.

Anita is survived by her loving son Raymond Staples & his partner Lynne Cacavas. She leaves five siblings, Ralph Compagna (Vicky) of Hooksett, NH, Andre Compagna (Norma) of York, ME, Aura Walsh of Boscowen, NH, formerly of Cape Coral, FL, Irene Egan of Manchester, NH, and Cecile Sullivan (Robert) of Bedford, NH. She has four grandchildren, Steven LeBlanc, Melissa LeBlanc Pelletier, Heather Staples Lavoie & Shane Staples, and two great grandchildren, Sophia & Nolan, whom brought her so much fun & happiness whenever they visited. She also had many nieces & nephews.

Anita was preceded in death by her husband James Staples in 2000, and her daughter Lorraine LeBlanc in 2006. She also had five other siblings, Robert, Raymond, Roger, Marcel & Estelle that passed before her.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Anita’s hometown of Manchester, NH. Memorial contributions in memory of Anita Rose Staples can be made to the charity of one’s choice. Family & friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Our family would like to extend our sincere thanks & appreciation to the wonderful Hospice Care workers that made our life & Anita’s easier by offering their services 24/7.


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