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Jane M. (Sartori) Brunelle

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, December 31st beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE for Jane M. (Sartori) Brunelle, who died on Friday December 23rd at Penacook Place in Haverhill, following a long debilitating illness. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, following the visitation, with a funeral mass being celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE, at 11:00 a.m.

Born & raised in East Boston, she is an alumna of Fitton Central High School, Class of 1954. She continued onto Emanuel College and left early to start her family. She later returned to Emanuel, in the 1980s, to win her Master’s degree in Music Education. For many years, Jane, was a most popular childrens’ Piano teacher from her Beachmont home. In the late sixties’ & until 1999, she worked for the Archdiocese of Boston as a Choir Director & Parish Music Director. Her full love for performance was her parish home of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Beachmont, Revere. She would spend several years, over 20, founding & directing a “Childrens’ & Adult Choir” at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and would be their closing Director until the parish was suppressed. She also experienced interim appointments to the Immaculate Conception Parish of Revere, St. Joseph’s. Parish of Malden, St. Mary-Star of the Sea Parish of E. Boston, St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church of Orient Heights, E. Boston & Church of the Incarnation of Melrose.
She is the beloved wife of 59 years to Frederick J. “Keith” Brunelle. She is the devoted mother to Stephen K. Brunelle & his wife, Ellen of Kingston, N.H., Brian K. Brunelle & his wife, Patricia L. of Peabody, Kathleen M. Brunelle & her wife, Kathy DiFraia of Amesbury, Ma & Jacqueline M. DeSpirito & her husband, Michael of Winthrop. She is the dear sister to James G. Sartori & his wife, Rosemarie of Lynnfield & Paul J. Sartori & his wife, Joanne of Andover. She is also lovingly survived by 11 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren & many nieces, nephews, Grand-nieces & Grand-Nephews. Interment will be held privately.


Visiting Hours

Saturday, December 31st beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, December 31st beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, Mass. 02472



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  1. Shirley (Perry) Dawson
    Dec 30 2016

    Starting with the Children’s Choir at Our Lady of Lourdes, Mrs. Brunelle gave me a love of music and singing that has been with me my whole life. My condolences to you all for your loss. May she rest in peace and I know she’ll be singing with the angels and putting them all to shame.

    In sympathy,

    Shirley (Perry) Dawson

  2. Jeanne (LeBlanc) Fraser
    Dec 30 2016

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Brunelle family for your loss. Jane was a wonderful woman. May your memories comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  3. Steven Ciambelli and family
    Dec 28 2016

    Very sorry to hear of your loss, your mothers dedication to Our Lady of Lourdes and the Beachmont community will never be forgotten.

  4. Mickie Horgan Desilets
    Dec 28 2016

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to Paul and Jim and all the Sartori family. God Bless her soul.

  5. Donna (Abboud) Sebring
    Dec 28 2016

    I am so sorry to hear about Jane. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Sartori and Brunelle families.

  6. david foster
    Dec 28 2016

    My condolences to the Brunelle family. May she rest in peace.

  7. Kristen Powers
    Dec 28 2016

    Dear Mrs. Brunelle’s family,

    I was one of the many who learned piano in that big house on Bradstreet Ave. I was also part of the children’s choir at Our Lady of Lourdes in the late 70s/early 80s. Jane was a master gardener, tending and caring and fostering a love of music in my life. I am forever grateful. Her patience and kindness I will always remember. And her wonderful laugh. I hope you all hold close your wonderful memories of her and know how much we all appreciate how you shared her with us all.

    My condolences,
    Kristen (Stires) Powers

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