- February 16, 1934 - July 16, 2012
- Newton, Massachusetts
of Jean's Passing
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“Valerie, I am so sorry that I am just discovering this.Trudie informed me at an antique auction I regually attend. I met your mom many times and she...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Bill Youngworth - Springfield, MA
I just found out about the loss of you mother. I have many fond memories of going over your house on John St. after school. You mom always...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Stephen Nuzzi - Newton, MA
I was just unpacking my things at my new apartment and I came across my poetry book. I remember when you shared some of your writing with...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Caitlin Jean Fontecchio - Media, PA
“Valerie, sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a great person and friend.
4 of 26 | Posted by: Pat Sweeney - Malden, MA
“I am so sad to hear of Jean's passing. I worked with her at Newton City Hall and every day the" Coffee Club" would meet in the cafeteria and we...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Ann Saunders - Waltham, MA
“Rest in peace Jean...you were a beautiful person inside and out...I will always remember our coffee breaks with the gang at City Hall. I will miss...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Ann Saunders - Waltham, MA
“Valerie, I am so sorry. I wish I had known because your Mom was one of my favorites and I would have certainly paid my respects to her. Please know...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Betty Sherman - Newton, MA
“I wanted to light a candle for Jean
9 of 26 | Posted by: Roni Cohen
“Chris has told me about her Aunt Jean's goodness for over 20 years. I never got to meet her. I now see in her face this goodness Chris talked about....Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Roni Cohen
“She was simply the sweetest, kindest person I ever knew. I treasure the letters we exchanged and the support she gave me and my work. She was love...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Norman Thomas di Giovanni
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family Valerie, Eric, and Frank. May Our God comfort us, as we grieve this huge loss. You are a wonderful...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Marcos Pessanha - Southborough, MA
“The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it.
13 of 26 | Posted by: Erin, Roger & Sherre - FL
“I am so very saddened to hear of the loss of a wonderful Aunt to my dearest friend Christina. I simply wanted to reach out and send my sincerest...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Marlene Anderson - FL
“Rest in Peace, all our love to the family.
15 of 26 | Posted by: Daniela - Wareham, MA
“Dear Aunt Jean, we will all miss you terribly. I will always remember your beauty, kindness, and the love you expressed to the entire family. Thank...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Linda (DeNorscia) Gilmore - OH
“We shared our lives with each other for all the years we met, twice a day in the cafeteria at Newton City Hall. We shared, parenting, child birth,...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Diana Patten - Carver, MA
“One of the most kind hearted persons I have ever met. She loved you no matter what. She knew that there was more to life than what we have done. She...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Gregg Fontecchio - Boston, MA
“I am blessed to have the kindest most generous aunt and I will miss her beautiful smile very much. God bless you and your family.
19 of 26 | Posted by: Andrea DeNorscia - Framingham, MA
“to Jean an old friend just learned of your death am devastated. rest in peace my friend Pat Franchetti
20 of 26 | Posted by: A friend
“Words cannot express the loss of such a kind and compassionate soul. I was so blessed to have you as my Aunt. Gone too soon, I will remember you...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Christine DeNorscia - Framingham, MA
“May you rest in the arms of the Lord and sing with the Angels in Heaven. I love you always and you remain in my heart forever. You were my best...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Valerie Fontecchio - MA
“I will miss you very much Auntie Jean. I always had the best times at your house when I was young. You were beautiful and I loved your smile and you...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Allen - Red Bank, NJ - Aunt
“I will miss my beautiful Aunt very much, she always made me smile. Rest in peace Anutie xox
24 of 26 | Posted by: Donna - Niece
“Dear Bob, Tony, Valerie, Frank and Jack and family,
My condolences to you for the loss of Jean. Our families go back a long way. I was pleased that...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Anna Melone Pollock - Weston
“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
26 of 26 | Posted by: Grace Taglienti and Rick - Newton, MA
Newton - Mrs. Jean L. (DeNorscia) Fontecchio, of Newton, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at home. She was 78.
Jean was born on February 16, 1934 in Waltham, a daughter of the late Massimo and Mary (Fabrizio) DeNorscia. Raised in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School. After marriage to Frank J. Fontecchio they lived in Newton where they raised and educated their children.
She worked as a secretary for over 40 years at Newton City Hall in the Engineering Office before retiring in 2002.
Jean was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Newton Centre where she sang in its choir for many years. She was also a member of the Hovey Players in Waltham and enjoyed reading.
In addition to her husband, Frank J. Fontecchio who died October 10, 1975, she is predeceased by her siblings, Ralph DeNorscia, Beatrice Lembo and Palma Philips.
Jean leaves her children, Frank J. Fontecchio, Roger "Jack" Fontecchio, Valerie J. Fontecchio, all of Newton and Eric S. Fontecchio and his wife, Donna, of Lincoln, Rhode Island; her brothers, Anthony DeNorscia of Framingham and Robert Chiarelli of Thousand Oaks, California; her grandchildren, Frank Jr., Erin, Roger, Caitlin, Alexander, Christopher, Ashley and Nicole; also survived by nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Jean's life by gathering for her calling hours on Wednesday, July 18th from 2-4 & 7-9pm in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 1321 Centre Street, Newton, where her Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.
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