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Jane M. (Sweeney) Cox

Funeral Services & Interment were held privately for Jane M. (Sweeney) Cox, who died on Wednesday, July 1st, at her home in Revere following a 2-year battle with Small Cell Lung Cancer, she was 67 years old.

Jane was a born in Winthrop and was raised in East Boston. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1971. Jane took a position with the M.S. Walker Liquor Distributors as a young woman and it turned into a career that spanned over 40 years. Jane was forced to retire due to her failing health. In 1991, Jane moved to Revere and would later marry her longtime companion, John P. “Jack” Cox., Unfortunately, only 2 years after their marriage, John passed on November 6th, 2004. Jane was an active member of the Revere Lodge of Elks, #1171 where she was Exalted Ruler & an Honorary Lifetime Member. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Beachmont V.F.W. Post #712 in Revere. Jane was active and always brought forth the best in everyone around her. She was a kindhearted person who looked for the best in everyone. She loved to have a fun and enjoyed many celebrations. Her hard work with the Elks in whatever fundraiser or awareness they were promoting always ended up being a memorable celebration in which she always loved being a part of. Jane was also part of a very large family that she was always proud of from her 7 siblings and all of her many nieces & nephews. The celebrations with her family is what they will miss most about her presence. Jane loved life and lived it with enthusiasm and complete selflessness.

A celebration of life observance will be held at a later time once it is safer to gather.

She is the devoted daughter of Charlotte (St. Croix) Sweeney of East Boston & Revere & the late Charles J. Sweeney of East Boston & Revere. Beloved wife of the late John P. “Jack” Cox. Treasured sister of the Susan Leary and husband Dennis Sr., of Malden, formerly of East Boston, Charles Sweeney Jr. and wife Terri of Billerica, William Sweeney of Revere, Gerald Sweeney and wife Susan of Sharon, Francis X. Sweeney of Winthrop, Mary (Sweeney) Pappas and husband James”Jimmy” Sr. of Essex and the late Charlene Sweeney of East Boston. Cherished Aunt of Dennis Leary Jr., David Leary, Maureen (Leary) DelGreco, Charles Sweeney III, Sara (Sweeney) Vincelette, Tina Sweeney, Brian Sweeney, Caitlyn Sweeney, Conor Sweeney, James Cole, James Pappas Jr. and Brianna Pappas. She is also lovingly survived by many loving grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends & extended family.

May Jane rest in eternal peace in the arms of her true love, Jack



Funeral Services were Private. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, due to Jane’s loving & kind nature, please extend an act of kindness to someone.


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  1. Linda Gonsalves
    Sep 16 2020

    Sweeney Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Janie’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of our childhood days on Wordsworth Street. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Linda Gonsalves

  2. James Pappas
    Jul 15 2020

    Jane I will always remember you sticking up for me when ever Mary was Mad at me. Thank you for that. I we Love you So Much.❤ We will Miss you Dearly. Thanks for All your Love with Jimmy jr. And BRIANNA.(Beanz). They will miss you the most. Thanks for all the Laughs and Good Times at those Events at the Revere Elks. My Heart Has Lost a Piece. But you will FOREVER be there. Rest in Peace with your Jack and Please watch over us.Amen.❤

  3. Jackie and Ann Driscoll
    Jul 12 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will remember Jane as full of life and laughter. She was the life of the party.

  4. Brenda Forosisky
    Jul 10 2020

    Jane, you will be missed so much.

    Rest in peace.

  5. Brian george
    Jul 10 2020

    Always fun to be around – not enough like her

  6. Joseph Luciano
    Jul 9 2020

    I’m so sad that you’re gone Jane.
    I know that you are now with Jack.
    I love you,.
    Rest in peace my friend.

    Joey Luciano

  7. Susan Leary
    Jul 9 2020

    You are home with Jack now!Tell him how much I loved him!Give Dad and Charlene hugs and kissesxoxo!Be at peace now my Irish twin!Love you always Sue❤️❤️❤️❤️

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