Janice E. (Christie) Macinanti

January 18, 2010

JANICE E. (CHRISTIE) MACINANTI – in Woburn, January 18th. Beloved wife of Richard R. Macinanti, Ret. Detective, Woburn PD. Devoted mother of Cynthia Macinanti Rae of Woburn, Cheryl Macinanti and her partner Kimberly Giardina and Candace Macdonald and her husband Martin, all of Billerica. Dear sister of Lynne Bissett and Cathy Casey, both of SC. Loving grandmother of Richard E. Macdonald. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, January 21st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Jan’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Janice E. Macinanti of Woburn passed away peacefully Monday morning, January 18th, at her home, surrounded by her family, following a lengthy illness. The wife of Retired Woburn Police Detective Richard R. Macinanti, she was seventy-three years of age.

Born in Long Island, New York, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna (Nyman) Christie. Her family moved to Woburn when she was a young girl, and she was raised and educated here. Until her retirement, she worked for Alpha Industries for many years as a technician.

Jan loved to cook and decorate for the holidays. Most important to her was her family, and she loved spending time with them. Her favorite place to visit was Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, where the family enjoyed many memorable summers. A generous woman whose life mission was taking care of others, Jan donated weekly to the Food Pantry and she “loved only one way-unconditionally.”

Surviving are her husband of fifty-three years, Richard R. Macinanti, a retired Detective with the Woburn Police Department, three daughters: Cynthia Macinanti Rae of Woburn, Cheryl Macinanti and her partner Kimberly Giardina and Candace Macdonald and her husband Martin, all of Billerica, her beloved grandson, Richard E. Macdonald, and two sisters, Lynne Bissett and Cathy Casey, both of South Carolina.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, January 21st at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment is private.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Donations may be made in Jan’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. It’s been two long years and I will “NEVER” forget you. I still love you and miss you something awful. I pray several times a day that you are happy and at peace with the Holy Father. I wait patiently for the day we will be together again. I will love you until the day I die and thereafter. May the Heavenly Father with his gracious love embrace us and lift us “together” into his kingdom for eternity.
    You have my undying Love.
    Your Husband Richard

  2. Jan was a special women with a warm heart and beautiful spirit…I will cherish all the memories I have of her. You were one hell of a cook Jan!!

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Macinanti Family,

    Please accept my deep sympathy for your loss. Jan was very kind to me in the early days of my career at Alpha and she always managed to make us feel like part of your family. You were very lucky to have her and I hope you find comfort in her memory as I do.

    Sincerely,

    Geoff Dawe

  4. To the entire Macinanti family,

    Jan’s old “Alpha??? family remember her fondly. We had so much fun when she worked with us, parties, food and lots of laughter! She was a generous lady with a huge heart. We are all sad to hear of her passing. We have many happy memories of time spent with Jan.
    Brenda Martell LeBlanc

  5. Dear Cheryl & Family, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. Love Jenny Mar

  6. Cindy and family,

    Im so sorry to hear about your mom. We were friends way back in High School and I remember your mom – she was very sweet.

    I know what its like to lose your mom and My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  7. Janice was my grandmother and the best person I had ever known. I am glad that I could share much time and many memories with her.

    -Richard Macdonald

  8. You felt the love when you walked through the door of the Macinanti home. They welcomed everybody! You never left without a hug and a plate of food. Jan was a caring, thoughtful and loving women who will be missed greatly.

  9. The Macinanti Family,

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Jan. She was a wonderful woman who I had the honor of getting to know and spending some time with. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

    Love, Julie

  10. My deepest sympathy to you all. Your mom was a wonderful, caring, strong and pleasant woman. She’ll always be with each of you. Remember all the wonderful times you had with each other. It’s these memories that will help you through this difficult time. I have many fond memories of her, your dad and other family members (super bowl parties). My thought and prayers are with you now and always. If I can help with anything just give me call. Love you always, Jen Garland

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