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Jeannette (Connors) Foley

Jeannette (Connors) Foley

Jeannette (Connors) Foley

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, May 20th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Jeannette (Connors) Foley, who died on Friday, May 17th at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere, following a long illness, at 91 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, May 21st at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Born & raised in Oak Island, Revere, she was a 1939 alumna of Revere High School.  She & her family were life-long supporters & devotees of the former St. Theresa Church of Revere.  She spent over 30 years in the employ of the Revere School System as their Financial Secretary.  Although Jeannette & her late husband, Jeremiah A. Foley, considered themselves life-long residents of Revere, they lived in Haverhill for over 25 years in the fifties & sixties because of Jerry’s employment with John Hancock Life Insurance.  “Jerry” died in September of 1980.  Both Jeannette & her sister, Marie “ReRe,” will long be remembered for their infamous daily walks on Revere Beach Boulevard.  For over 20 years “The Sisters” would begin their walk at 8:30 a.m. from their home on Cary Ave., & make the total 4-mile walk daily.  You could not help but notice the “Duo:” their perfectly coiffured hair, the “Vogue” outfits, & all the accessories that made them unique & elegant.  This continued well into Jeannette’s middle-eighties, when her health began to decline.  Jeannette was a devout Catholic, attended mass regularly, & often maintained a beautiful home, was an avid reader, an interesting conversationalist & especially was dedicated & devoted to her entire family & their needs.  She is the devoted mother of Karen M. Epler & her husband, Grant O. Epler, of Lynnfield.  She is the dear sister of Marie H. “ReRe” (Connors) Capodilupo & her husband Justin P. of Revere, & the late Thomas D. Connors & the late Jacqueline V. “Jackie” Grenda.  She is the Cherished grandmother of Scott A. Epler & his wife Maryalice of Biddeford, ME, Danielle M. Junkins & her husband Todd of East Bridgewater, & the late Grant P. Epler.  She is also lovingly survived by her great-granddaughters, Sara M. & Kacy N. Junkins, her sister-in-law Rose Connors of Lynn, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Jeannette was predeceased by her niece, Jean M. Maguire & her brother-in-law, Frank M. Grenda.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151, ATTN: Patients’ Activities Fund.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, May 20th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151, ATTN: Patients’ Activities Fund.

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