Elizabeth G. (Kenwood) Anton

  • Born: March 11, 1948
  • Died: February 22, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

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Melrose, MA 02176

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Elizabeth G. (Kenwood) Anton of Melrose, MA passed peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the age of 72.

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Neoma and John Kenwood. Beloved wife of Paul J. Anton with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished mother of Lindsey and Jonathan Pietrantonio of Melrose, and Michael and Julianna Anton of Sutton. Caring sister of Jamie Kenwood of Amador City, CA, and Neoma Kenwood and Don Specter of Kensington, CA. Adored nana of Jackson, Landon, and Camden Pietrantonio of Melrose, and Lucas and Everly Anton of Sutton.

Liz was a passionate educator and inspired a tremendous number of students and colleagues during her 42 years in the Revere Public Schools. She was kind, generous, spontaneous, and always fun.

She loved spending time on the Cape, gardening, reading, traveling, and creating memories with her friends, family, and especially her five grandchildren.

She will be forever cherished and deeply missed.

Services for Elizabeth will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168


Condolence & Memory Journal

Paul and family, I was so sad to read of Liz's passing. Although our paths in life went different ways, I often thought of you and Liz and the good times we shared at OU. Wishing you the best.
Andy and Violet

Posted by Andrew Selkregg - Friend   November 05, 2021

Paul. Lindsey, Michael, and families: Cherish all the memories you made with Liz. What an exceptional teacher, mother, cousin she was. Her passing has left a great void in all our lives. Over the years, I had many joyful phone conversations with her and enjoyed all our in person visits; especially our time at Lake Tahoe, and Family Reunion in Moose Jaw.

Posted by Fred Koshnysh - Moose Jaw, SK - family   March 15, 2021

We were so sad to hear of cousin Liz's passing. She was a beautiful person and filled every room with laughter and love. She left the world a better place. We will miss her. Our deepest sympathies for Paul and family.

Posted by Barb Adams and family - Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada - Family   March 14, 2021

Dear Paul and Family
Thinking of you with Heartfelt Sympathy on the untimely passing of Cousin Liz. Very Grateful for our renewed Friendship over the last 3 years. Cherish the memories of Liz , genuine, courageous, kind and selflessly devoted to her Family. She was so Proud of you all. R.I.P dear Cuz❤

Posted by Marnie and Wayne Ralph and family - Cochrane, AB - family   March 11, 2021

I am one of Liz's several Canadian cousins and I just learned of her passing today when I was about to post a happy birthday message on her FB page. Her cousin Marnie and I celebrated her 70th birthday with her in Mesa and we had such a great time and were looking forward to getting together again.

My deepest heartfelt sympathies to Paul, Lindsey and Mike and their families (and her grandbabies that she adored) and also to sister Jamie and sister Neoma and family.

Posted by Nomie Swanson - Sherwood Park - Family   March 11, 2021

Liz and I have been friends since high school and were always besties. We kept in touch even though we were miles apart. She was always there for me and my daughter Melissa. We had so many good times and she was a absolute joy to be around and always had a funny story to tell. She loved life and her family and adored her kids and grandkids. Lizzie you may be gone but you will never never be forgotten. My love goes Paul, Michael and Lindsay. When I think of you I will be sad but will still laugh at all the fun we had. Love you sweet Liz.

Posted by Renee Cook - Jimmerson Lake Fremont, IN - Friend   March 10, 2021

Paul, Lindsey, Michael and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Lizzie was remarkable in every way and to have received her love was a gift. Above all the grandchildren were the icing on the cake

Posted by Lynn Aspey - Columbus, OH - Friend   March 02, 2021

Liz kenwood Anton- To me Lizzie was my bestie for 58 years. Our lives emerged more as sisters and we shared so many memories: swim team and butterscotch pie, green polka dot hair, trips to West Palm, one that was directionally challenged getting the other lost 8 hours in Maine, cooking classes, a car crash as one was height challenged, several awesome trips to the Cape, boutiquing, and bragging endlessly about grandchildren. Liz was a remarkable woman. She loved fiercely and was like a magnet- everyone wanted to be her friend. Her children, then grandchildren, were the highlight of her life. She also had an amazing career as a principal. All who knew Liz, including me, received her gift of friendship and I was a better person for knowing her. Liz you were loved by so many- Rest In Peace my friend!

Posted by Lynn Aspey - Columbus, OH - Friend   March 02, 2021

Liz and I have been friends since high school and have continued to stay in touch all these years despite the distance that separated us. I miss her already, as all of us do. My sympathies go out to Paul, Lindsay, Michael and all the grandkids , who she absolutely adored.

Love you, Liz.

Posted by Laura Bachtell - Southern Pines, NC - Friend   March 02, 2021

I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news of Liz's passing. Liz and I started out together at McKinley when she was the new principal and I was one of her new hires. She provided me with a lot of support in my first year of teaching. She had a huge heart and loved children. I remember my first year asking her if it would be okay for me to show my 5th grade students, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." She asked me if I had seen it recently and I told her it had been a while, but that I usually watched it every year at Christmastime. She asked me to go home an watch it and then come see her again after I had. Well, about 5 minutes into the movie, I realized very quickly why it would be inappropriate for me to show it to my kids. We had a good laugh about it together the next day when I went to see her and tell her I watched it the night before. For 7 years working at the McKinley with her, Liz always took the opportunity to tease me about it. She would say how she loved Chevy Chase as much as the next person and could appreciate the humor of the movie, but would remind us of the importance of previewing movies prior to showing them to our students. It's a memory I will forever look back on with fondness. A memory that will always bring a smile to my face and give me a good laugh. Please accept my sincerest sympathies and condolences on your profound loss.

Posted by Lia Peacock-Melon - Saugus, MA - Coworker   March 02, 2021

To the family of Liz,
I was the Principal of the Lincoln School and Liz was the Assistant Principal. She was my friend. She was reliable. She was totally professional. She helped run the school in every possible way. The parents liked her, the children liked her and I could always rely on her.
As you know, Liz was going through major medical problems at that time. Her strength was remarkable. She refused to take a lighter load. Most members of the Lincoln community had no idea what she was dealing with. I do not know how she did it but I do believe she drew her strength from her love of her family.
We often swapped stories about our families. I will always admire Liz.
So sorry,
Bill McDonough

Posted by Bill McDonough - Burlington, MA - Friend   March 01, 2021

Very sad to hear this, thoughts are with family and for Liz. We worked together for thirty years, Liz was a dear friend and co-worker. Shared many good times during work and after, a true professional with students and parents. Last time we spoke Liz showed inner strength and resolve she will remembered in my heart always.
With deep sympathy,
Phillip Cincotta
Aiken, S.C.

Posted by phillip cincotta - AIKEN, SC, SC - Friend   March 01, 2021

Liz, say hi to my mom for me. She loved you so much and is waiting to give you a big hug. You both did not deserve to suffer and can now have eternal peace and hopefully many laughs again.
To Liz’s family and friends, I am so sorry. Liz was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed and was taken far too soon.

Posted by Patrice Misiano Fogg - Friend   February 28, 2021

To the family of Liz,
"My heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to your family during this time. I worked with Liz and will always remember fondly the friendship that developed. She was a true educator, hard working and devoted to her colleagues. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers."
Laura

Posted by Laura Ventura - Saugus, MA - Coworker   February 28, 2021

I worked with Liz and always enjoyed her company I respected her intelligence and compassion to her students and her willingness to help colleagues I had the pleasure of being with her socially over the years She was spirited and a great cook. I send to her family heartfelt sympathy of her passing Hold on to all the wonderful memories Hugs Roberta Belson

Posted by Roberta Belson - Peabody, MA - Coworker   February 28, 2021

Dear family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Liz was a wonderful lady. I met her at La Fitness and I knew she was a caring wife and mother and especially a very caring grandmother. Even though Paul I only met you once I could tell what a devoted husband you were to Liz. With deepest sympathy. Susan Messina

Posted by Susan Messina    February 28, 2021

Dear Paul, Lindsay and Michael and families,
My deepest sympathy to you all. You have wonderful memories of the wonderful woman your mother was. Stay strong.
Francine Finn

Posted by Francine Finn - Friend   February 28, 2021

Dear Paul, Lindsay and Mike,
My sisters and I are so saddened to hear of your wife and mother's passing. Marilyn, Francie, Sally and I will always remember the wonderful times we had with Liz, weather it be visiting Amish country, the Cape or just getting together for dinner. Liz had a genuine ability to make those around her feel special with her kindness, compassion and incredible sense of humor. We were so lucky to have been touched by her presence, and will miss her dearly.
Sending Love, Laurie, Francie, Mal & Sally

Posted by Laurie Franchi - Lynnfield, MA - Friend   February 28, 2021

So sorry for your loss Jonathan and family. ❤

Posted by Jennifer Knapp - North Andover, MA - Family Friend   February 27, 2021

Lots of great memories of a special friendship that I will hold dear. Take care of each other.

Linda, Melissa,& John Jannino

Posted by Linda J - Friend   February 27, 2021

Mike, Lindsey, Paul, and family - I’m so sorry for your loss.

I’ll always remember how fun-loving Liz was. As a parent, she had a real knack for connecting with Mike and his friends when we were growing up. She always knew how to get a rise from us and make use laugh. Sometimes that even meant stooping down to our adolescent level and appealing to our immature humor, but she would do it. And she’d not only succeed in making us laugh, but she’d crack herself up too—usually to the point of tears.

My mom has been devastated by the loss, and speaks of the utter joy Liz had for life and her family. As I reflect back to my days spent at the Anton’s house growing up, I couldn’t agree more. I will always remember the joy, the laughter, and the occasional goofiness that ensued when Liz was around. I’ll remember the playful relationship she had with Mike and Lindsey. I have no doubt she had the same type of relationship with her grandkids, and those memories will live on forever.

Posted by Matt Flight    February 26, 2021

We are saddened to hear of Liz's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to Paul and the family. Liz was a great friend to my mother and all my family. He energy and positivity always brought happiness into our home and lives. She will be missed.

Posted by Tom Morgan-Hunt - New Haven, KY - Family Friend   February 26, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. Liz was such a kindhearted woman who always had a smile on her face. We will miss you so very much.

With love,
Zack, Niki, Sophia & Zoey

Posted by Niki Pietrantonio - Stoneham, MA - Family Friend   February 26, 2021

I worked very closely with Liz many years in Revere. Knew Lindsey and Michael as young children. Liz and I and Irene DiNunzio formed a trio of friends and close confidants. Lovely smile and gracious manner. Remember, family, it is the wonderful and cherished memories that get you through her loss but never over it.
St. Jude pray for her soul. Chip

Posted by Christine A Marano - Friend   February 26, 2021

Candle

My condolences to the family.We've lost an amazing,caring and talented woman. She touched so many people with her kindness.I have lost a dear friend. Always in my prayers.
Paulette Autori,West. Newbury,Ma

Posted by Paulette Autori - West Newbury, MA - Friend   February 26, 2021

Liz was a valued colleague. One who was trusted by all. One who made everyone's day brighter. One who solved problems for students and teachers both in and out of school. We will miss her smiling face, but when you look up in the night sky you will see her star twinkling brightly. My heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends.

Posted by Paul Dakin - Revere, MA - Coworker   February 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss! See was a very special person to so many !

Posted by Joanne Sorrentino - Middleton, MA - Coworker   February 26, 2021

I am heart broken - Liz was a one of a kind human being and a wonderful friend. She was a passionate educator and I learned so much from her. I will miss Liz so much and think of her with love on the Cape, enjoying a glass of wine and cherishing her grandchildren.

Posted by Terry Incerto - South Hamilton, MA - Friend   February 26, 2021

I met Liz when she first came to Revere as a Speech Therapist. We became fast friends. I was drawn to her intelligence, kindness, and eagerness to assist with problems with students. Liz always provided strategies and suggestions to assist children. She was a true friend. I never heard an unkind word about anyone. I admired her honesty, warmth, and compassion. I was so shocked to hear about her passing. I feel so sad and such a deep sense of loss, even I have not seen her in a long time. We talked of getting together but life got in the way. I will always regret that we never made the time to keep in touch. I will miss knowing it is too late now. Please accept my deepest condolences to her beloved husband and children.
Maryann

Posted by Maryann Cintolo - Friend   February 26, 2021

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Janet Case    February 26, 2021

Aunt Liz, ~ It's Levi writing this. You will be missed I enjoyed coming to Boston every summer and hanging with you, John and uncle PJ. I am numb and broken but also know you aren't suffering anymore. May you Rest In Peace. Love Levi Andrew and George Bartos.

Posted by Levi Bartos - Lancaster, OH - Family   February 26, 2021

I've known Liz since she was 13 years old in Fort Wayne. We rekindled our friendship after the passing of her mother, and we stayed in touch by phone about once a month. Wonderful memories. I will dearly miss her. My prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Tom Johnson - New Ulm, TX - Friend   February 26, 2021

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Tonna Vaccaro - Friend   February 26, 2021

Liz was the definitive definition of a friend. Mother to the world, incredibly devoted to her family and friends, eager for an adventure, indomitable spirit, zest for life, and with the heart and courage of a lion. I will miss our travels, the laughter, and you, dearly, my friend. God speed ~

Posted by annie o'donnell - North Andover, MA - Friend   February 25, 2021

Paul , Lindsey and Michael. I will always hold Liz dearly in my heart. She was a great friend and I will miss her. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Connie Gannon

Posted by connie gannon - Lynnfield, MA - Friend   February 25, 2021


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Liz and cousins Nomie and Marnie in Mesa