Jeannette C. (Gervais) DeFeo

August 17, 2015

Jeannette C. (Gervais) DeFeo

JEANNETTE C. (GERVAIS) DeFEO – of Woburn, Monday, August 17th. Beloved mother of David M. DeFeo, Brian K. DeFeo and his wife Rebecca, and Diane M. Cain and her husband George, all of Woburn. Dear sister of Lionel Gervais of Chelmsford, Rita Ameral and her husband Hank of Winchester, Terri Brown of Everett, Stephen Paul Gervais and his wife Kathy of NY, Jeanne Melitse and her husband Chris of SC ,and the late Robert Gervais. Cherished grandmother of Darian, Jocelyn, Daniel, and Matthew. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, August 21st at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Jeannette’s memory to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Jeannette C. (Gervais) DeFeo passed away Monday evening, August 17th at Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. The beloved daughter of the late Leonard and Dina (Letendre) Gervais, she was seventy-nine years of age.

Born and raised in Cambridge, Jeannette was one of seven children. She attended Our Lady of Pity French High School in Cambridge, graduating with the Class of 1953.

After high school, Jeannette moved to Arlington, where she began her family. She was the proud mother of two sons and a daughter. Having moved to Woburn in 1968, she nestled in on the west side of the city where she dedicated herself to raising her children. She was an active participant in all of their educational and athletic happenings, keeping very busy throughout those years.

In addition to raising her children Jeannette secured herself a position at Office Depot Corporation, where she served as a Customer Service Representative, retiring fifteen years ago.

Throughout the years Jeannette had kept in touch with her childhood school friends and always looked forward to joining with them each month over the years. Another wonderful organization she filled her life with was the “Red Hat Society” where she joined in the fun of all of their adventures.

Family was paramount in her life. Her dear grandchildren all had a very special relationship with her and holidays, always extra special! Jeannette captured the hearts of many. A wonderful tribute, to a wonderful lady.

In addition to her parents, Jeannette was predeceased by her brother, Robert Gervais.

She is lovingly survived by her children, David M. DeFeo, Brian K. DeFeo and his wife Rebecca, and Diane M. Cain and her husband George, all of Woburn; her siblings, Lionel Gervais of Chelmsford, Rita Ameral and her husband Hank of Winchester, Terri Brown of Everett, Stephen Paul Gervais and his wife Kathy of NY, Jeanne Melitse and her husband Chris of SC; and her grandchildren, Darian, Jocelyn, Daniel, and Matthew.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, August 21st at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Jeannette’s memory to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Diane, David, Brian and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Know that if there is anything I can do – let me know. Helen Smith

  2. Dearest family of Jeannette DeFeo
    Please know you are all in our thoughts and in our prayers. Your Mom was a beautiful lovely person always enjoyed those times we had together at Becky & Brian’s
    Love, Elaine Marty

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