Jean A. (Lifford) D’Arcangelo

November 16, 2015

Jean A. (Lifford) D’Arcangelo

JEAN A. (LIFFORD) D’ARCANGELO- of Woburn, Monday, November 16th. Beloved wife of Dominic F. “Nick” D’Arcangelo. Devoted mother of Joyce A. Butler, Harry D’Arcangelo and his wife Donna, and Dominic D’Arcangelo Jr and his wife Carolanne all of Woburn. Cherished “Nana” of Jonell Placido and her husband Josh, Kristin McCarthy and her husband Keith, Scott D’Arcangelo and his girlfriend Kali Lamson, Mark D’Aarcangelo and his wife Hilary, Ashley D’Arcangelo, and Nicole Juliano and her husband James. Loving great “Nana” of Jared, Jocelyn, Ava, and Quinn. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, November 20th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Please, at the family’s request in lieu of flowers kindly make remembrances in Jean’s memory to Care Dimensions,75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

OBITUARY:

Jean A. (Lifford) D’Arcangelo passed away at the Winchester Hospital Monday, November 16th. The beloved wife of Dominic F. “Nick” D’Arcangelo, she was eighty six years of age.

Born in Somerville, Jean was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Alice (Johnson) Lifford. Raised in Somerville, Jean was a graduate of Somerville High School with the Class of 1942. In 1947 Jean married the man of her dreams “Nick” D’Arcangelo. They devoted themselves to each other for well over sixty eight years. Together they brought into the world three children, two sons and a daughter. Moving to of the new developments in Woburn, on the West Side, they remained there and devoted themselves to raising their children.

Jean was pretty much a stay at home Mom, always tending to the needs of the children. When the children were all in school she worked part time at Zayre’s Department store in North Woburn for a time. As the children grew and began their own families, “Nana” was right there for them! She enjoyed all of the family gatherings on the sports fields, school performances, graduations and backyard gatherings. Throughout her sixty eight plus years of marriage she thoroughly enjoyed cooking for her family, inside or outside, formal or informal, holidays or weekdays, anytime was always the right time!. She loved trying new recipes, always to her families delight!

Crocheting items for family or doing many different craft projects, Jean always found the right place or person for each! And when it came to cards she enjoyed playing with both friends and family, having a scheduled night over the years with her “card group.” Jean’s family was her world and what a wonderful world it was .

Jean is lovingly survived by her husband Dominic F. “Nick” D’Arcangelo, her children Joyce A. Butler, Harry D’Arcangelo and his wife Donna, and Dominic D’Arcangelo Jr and his wife Carolanne all of Woburn. Cherished “Nana” of Jonell Placido and her husband Josh, Kristin McCarthy and her husband Keith, Scott D’Arcangelo and his girlfriend Kali Lamson, Mark D’Aarcangelo and his wife Hilary, Ashley D’Arcangelo, and Nicole Juliano and her husband James. Loving great “Nana” of Jared, Jocelyn, Ava, and Quinn. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, November 20th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Please, at the family’s request in lieu of flowers kindly make remembrances in Jean’s memory to Care Dimensions,75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  1. Dear Uncle Nick & Family, there are so many wonderful memories of aunt Jean. When I was a young girl waiting for her to come & drive my mom & us kids to the beach.
    A number of times she came to the movie theatre to pick me up in her arms & carry me out beause I was of afraid of thunder & lightening. The family gatherings at your home on many Xmas Eves, for a awesome dinner & later Santa would visit. Aunt Jean & you Uncle Nick have opened your heart with so much love & good times for so many of us in the family. Thank you for so many wonderful memories. I Loved Aunt Jean & I love you!
    Rainie

  2. Dear Nick, Joyce, Harry and Nicky,
    As an older cousin Jean was stellar.
    But as a wife, mother and grandmother she really shinned.
    I couldn’t have asked for a better example of family life than The Liffords of Woburn, Ma.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    The Liffords of Long Island
    Annette and Bill

  3. Aunt Joyce, Uncle Nick and family,

    I had so many amazing childhood memories of the time I spent at Aunt Jeans. She was an amazing person. I treasure the sleepovers, the pool times and our holiday visits as part if my childhood. The attention and care she gave to everyone was amazing. You never felt left out during a visit. Oh yes, the candy dish was always full. Such a sweet beautiful woman.

    May God bless all of you during this trying time.

  4. To the D’Arcangelo family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Aunt Jean always welcomed like a member of the family. My Nana Belle and her were great friends and it extended beyond them to the rest of our families. She will be missed
    Kindest regards,
    Robert Giudicianni

  5. Nick and family,
    When I saw the photo of Jean, all I could do was smile. Jean (and Nick) were such good friends of my parents, Tom and Anna Callahan, and I remember Jean quite fondly. When I was in college and struggling to find a part time job to pay my way, Jean got me hired at Zayre’s where I worked through the remainder of college and all through law school. It was a kindness I shall never forget.

    My deepest sympathies on the passing of this lovely lady.

    Ellen Callahan Doucette

  6. To the family of Jean,
    So sorry for the loss of Jean. I will always cherish the visits we had and all good times together. You will missed. My prayers to the whole family. When Jean sees Shirley in heaven, tell her Don has been a good boy and misses her very much.

    From your favorite pain in the a@#!

  7. Tom and I are so very sorry for your loss. Jean was very special, and will be dearly missed. Your memories will keep her close to your heart. Lots of love and hugs to you all.

    JoAnne and Tom Carlson

  8. Dear Joyce andf family,
    Your mother was a great lady. May she rest in peace. You have an angel looking over. Her and Peggy are talking about old times on Arlington Road.

  9. Uncle Nick, Joyce, Nicky & Harry,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved Aunt Jean so much, as well as all of you. All of my fondest childhood memories have you all in them. Love, Pam (Greene) Cole

  10. Uncle Nick, Joyce, Harry & Nickie:

    Aunt Jean was a very special lady,I have such wonderful memories of her growing up and throughout my life. I was very fortunate to have had the perfect godmother who was always there to listen, and advise me in many of my decision in my life. I will always treasure the times we spent throughout our life.

    I am so sorry for your loss,sending love and prayers to you all. Uncle Nick you have always been the best Uncle and I love you very much.

    Debby Souza

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