Meet Anita

Anita with her brother Ralph, Mom & Dad


Going way back – here is Anita when she was a little baby in Whitman, Massachusetts. She was born in Brockton, Massachusetts and lived in Whitman until she was 5 years old. In case you didn’t notice – she does not mention what years those were!

The Old Homestead – 40 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA


Anita’s first interest in real estate started here! This is where she lived during her school years beginning at Claflin Grammar School, then Day Junior High School and eventually graduating from Newton High School (now called Newton North). You can almost see little Lori and Steve in the park.

Anita – early school years


At this age, Anita had already begun her interest in stamp collecting and travel. She accompanied her family on the train across the USA twice when she was 10 years old. This was because her father worked for the railroad. Other vacations were spent on Cape Cod during the summers.

Anita discovers Fernandina Beach


Anita attended the University of Florida for a year and a half before marrying Ralph (called Jack) and starting a family. They first lived in Fort Worth, Texas, where Steve was born. They then moved to Jacksonville, Florida where Lori was born. This picture was taken during the first vacation Anita and her family spent on Amelia Island.

Lori & John are Married


Anita and Jack moved many times during their 34 year marriage. Steve was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Then it was Jacksonville where Lori was born, then Ocean City, New Jersey then Northern Virginia. Anita finished her Bachelor’s Degree during this time. Steve joined the Coast Guard after high school and was stationed among other places, Astoria, Oregon. The rest of the family moved to Seattle, Washington soon after. It was back to Virginia in a few years before moving to Madrid, Spain, then back to Virginia, again. Jack retired to Amelia Island in 1987 where he and Anita lived for 5 years before Jack passed away. By then, Anita had begun her career in real estate. She became very busy working as a full time Realtor specializing in spending whatever time it took to find her customers and clients the perfect home.

Lori and Steve all grown up with Mom


Meet Anita with both her children taken at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Here is Steve with his large and happy family


Steve’s family went with Anita on a wonderful cruise in September of 2000. This was taken during that special time. Steve owns his own civil engineering business where they live in Port St Lucie, Florida. He married the former, Laura Baker in 1985. Their children’s names are; Stephanie – 16, Andrew – age 14, Jamie – age 10, Erin – 7 and Kelly – age 4.

Lori and John in September of 2000

Anita’s daughter and her family (John plus 2 precious Bichon Frises) moved recently to Amelia Island from Charleston, South Carolina. They have their own retail business and own 7 United Colors of Benetton stores in various states.