Jane A. “Jean” (Sugrue) Pettinelli, age 87

of Quincy

Jane A. “Jean” (Sugrue) Pettinelli, age 87

Jane A. “Jean” (Sugrue) Pettinelli, age 87, a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away, Wednesday, August 26, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, at Alliance HealthCare Center at Braintree.

Born in Boston, to the late Daniel and Hannah (Sullivan) Sugrue, she was raised and educated there. She had lived in Quincy for over sixty years.

She was employed as a teacher’s aide in the Quincy Public Schools for twenty-five years.

Jean was a longtime parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy. Jean’s passion was for her family. She was devoted to her late husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, actively supporting their activities and accomplishments. Her home was always welcoming and she loved hosting family and friends for gatherings at her pool. Jean was a very kind, giving person.

Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Pettinelli, Quincy Fire Department, Retired.

Devoted mother of Marie G. Lumaghini of Quincy, Robert A. Pettinelli, Jr., Quincy Fire Department, Retired of Weymouth, Ronald A. Pettinelli and his wife Diane of Quincy, Richard A. Pettinelli and his wife Deanne of Kingston.

Loving grandmother of Lauren Bolton, Rene Lumaghini, Corey Lumaghini, and Michaela Pettinelli.

Cherished great-grandmother of Reese Winter, Nolan Bolton, Ethan Bolton, and Calum Lumaghini.

One of seven siblings, Jane was the sister of Teresa Brennan of Stoughton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, August 30, from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Due to limited occupancy at the church, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated privately in Saint Joseph’s Church. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Quincy Public Schools, 34 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

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  • Mrs. Pettinelli was such an amazingly kind and loving woman. So many fond memories from when I was a little girl at Daniel Webster to my daughter at Clifford Marshall and beyond. Mrs. Pettinelli always had a kind word or complement. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her in the Quincy point neighborhood knows just how truly kind she was. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • To the Pettinellis, I am truly sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the sweetest and most welcoming people I’ve ever known. Even though I saw her only on occasion, she always had such a warm spirit and generosity of kindness about her. May she now be at peace; I know your newest angel will bless and watch over you always. Wishing you all comfort in your many cherished memories of her and all she meant to your family.

  • Robert and family so sorry for your loss

    Sal and Kathy

  • Auntie Jean was the last of that great generation who created a family I am so grateful to be part of. During our last conversation, she reminisced about the many blessings she had experienced in her life, all of which reflected her love of family. “We were lucky,” she said, and indeed, we were. I cherish my memories of her radiant smile, her quick wit, and the many joys and sorrows we shared.

    I offer these thoughts in tribute to a simple woman who influenced her family and her community in extraordinary ways. With love and gratitude, Margie

  • Thank you Auntie Jeanne for all the wonderful memories. I always looked forward to spending time at your house as a young child, the family trips that you and Uncle Bobby included me in, and nights at the drive-in. Not to mention the unforgettable 4th of July parties at your home. Such fun family gatherings that even my children talk about. You always offered your home not only to the fun family social gatherings but also for all the family gatherings where we grieved the losses of our dear family members. You opened your arms to anyone who stopped by always with a smile, a hug and a positive outlook. Thank you Auntie Jeanne for your love. My memories of you will live forever.
    Love, Giselda Del Prete

  • your mom was so nice to me growing up with bob, always made me feel welcome and at home .many great memories . god bless . love john &jeanne carloni

  • Bobby and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My most sincere condolences..

  • Steve and I are so sorry to hear about aunt Jeannie. She was one of the kindest and loving aunts. Always with a smile on her face. You will be missed aunt Jeannie. You made everyone that walked in your home feel welcome. We love you and I know you are in a much better place. Rest In Peace.
    Love, Linda and Steve❤️🙏

  • Steve and I are so sorry to hear about aunt Jeannie. She was one of the kindest,
    Loving aunts. Always had a smile on her face. You will be missed Aunt Jeannie!
    You made everyone that walked in your home feel welcome! We love you and
    I know you are in a much better place. Rest In Peace. Love, Linda and Steve
    ,

  • Mrs. Pettinelli was such an amazingly kind and loving woman. So many fond memories from when I was a little girl she always happy when I saw her and give the best hugs and she was always cooking cookies Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her in the Quincy point neighborhood knows just how truly kind she was. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Marie, Robert, Ronnie and Diane, and Richard and Deanne, I am so sorry for your loss. It is always hard to loose our parents, and Jean was such a wonderful woman. She was always kind and cheerful, and welcoming. How wonderful to have had her for your mother.

  • My deep sorrow for Jean’s passing. I have spoken about who Jean was to me.. like an Aunt, a caregiver, protector, a loving permanent fixture on my childhood street. But I want to talk about Jean as a child herself, at a time I didn’t know her. What I know now is that she must have had a wonderful childhood because she knew what it meant to be a kid and she gave all of us that gift, so thank you young Jean for knowing how to be a kid at heart and giving us the great gift of your youthful soul. We love you Jean. You live on in our hearts.

  • To my dear MIL,

    I miss you more than I could have ever imagined. We lost you twice: once to Alzheimer’s years ago and once again in death. But I know that your faith has carried you to the gates of Heaven and are looking down on us to protect us Thank you for the signs that you made it ok. Also, you gave me the greatest gift – your son. Love, Dee