Jennie (Mirabelle) Beatrice, age 103

of Quincy

Jennie (Mirabelle) Beatrice, age 103

Jennie (Mirabelle) Beatrice, age 103, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, January 9, 2022 in the comfort of her home.

Jennie was born in Yatesville, Pa., to the late Paul and Emanuella (Serratore) Mirabelle. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of Jenkins High School. She lived in Quincy for over eighty years.

Jennie was a longtime parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church. Active in community affairs, she was a former member and secretary of the South Quincy Civic Association, and helped run one of the first successful flea markets in Quincy.

Following the Blizzard of 1978, she wrote a bill titled “Walking Sunday” which was signed by former Governor Edward J. King and called for neighborhood walks on the second Sunday in June to foster the spirit of getting to know your neighbors.

Most of all, Jennie was devoted to her family, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for seventy years of the late Frank Beatrice.

Devoted mother of Joan M. Thiboutot of Braintree and her late husband John, Frank J. Beatrice of Middleboro, Janet A. O’Neil and her husband Rev. Paul O’Neil of Hillsboro, N.H., and the late Robert J. Beatrice.

Loving grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of twenty-two.

Jennie was the last of seven siblings and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Friday, January 21, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. The Archdiocese of Boston requires a mask or face covering be worn in church. The Mass will be livestreamed at Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennie’s memory may be made to Catholic TV, P.O. Box 9196, 34 Chestnut Street, Watertown, MA 02471 or to the charity of your choice.


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  • Dear Cousins,

    We were very sorry to hear of our Aunt Jennie’s passing. She was truly one-of-a-kind and set a high standard for the rest of our family. She was a special, warm, kind and loving aunt who will be missed greatly. We send our heartfelt condolences.

    Rose & Fran

  • Love you Gram, thank you for everything and for always being their for all of us. We Love you the Most Love Rob, Amanda and Rachel

  • Janet, Joanie and Lad,
    As you know, your Mother was such an amazing woman and a joy in my life. I loved her so very much and am heartbroken at her loss. She was the last of the greats! I can only imagine the party she and my Mother are having in heaven!
    I pray for peace and comfort for you all as you mourn the loss of this incredible woman. I am thankful for her many years on this earth and know that God has gained another precious angel!! RIP Jennie!!

  • Aunt Jennie was such an kind person with a beautiful soul. And I have no doubt God has some very special plans for her. May you all be comforted by the many wonderful memories of her that you now have tucked safely in your heart. Rest In The Sweetest Of Peace Aunt Jennie. You were love dearly and your absence will be immense.

  • Aunt Jennie was our other mother and we will miss her beyond words. We will always have wonderful memories of her and our hearts will keep the love. Our faith lets us know that we will meet again.

  • Fri 01/14/2022

    Jen (Mirabelle) Beatrice will be surely missed. as she was always sympathetic and understanding no
    matter what the problem was! She had the personality of TV Columnist Judge Jeanine where
    nobody dared to lie or snow her under as she was always two or more steps ahead of you. She
    loved cooking , and during the Holidays (which was her favorite time of the year), she would
    make the most best and delicious brownies that no store could match. I will never forget her
    as she filled in for her sisters family when needed.. Love and miss you Jen. Michigan Bob

  • Grammy Beatrice was a remarkable woman. She was my mother in law for over 40 years. She made the best meatballs. I really got to know her and Frank when they came over to visit us 2x in Germany. in the 1980’s. Both of them flew to be with us in Springfield, MO and Savannah Georgia where they were very helpful around the house. Both of them were generous with their time and always made you welcome. I guess you could say that the kitchen table was the focal point of the family. Grammy understood theology and there were Bibles and religious pamphlets all over her house to include the bathroom. The best way I could explain her longevity was that she loved life and didn’t want to miss out on anything, such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. When it came to death, she believed in eternal life and knew there was more in the next. She lived her faith and made preparation for the other side. Daily mass on the television was a constant staple in her life. Up to the very end, she was diligent in her spiritual practice and never wavered in her commitment to the Lord. She was a good role model and she truly made this world a better place.

  • Janet,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. I hope you find comfort in all the memories you’ve made throughout the years of her life. God Bless you and your family.

    Love, Virginia

  • Massachusetts Cousins,
    We are both so sorry for your loss. Aunt Jennie was one of the most remarkable human beings I have had the good fortune to be related to. We are left with such wonderful memories of family visits and good times. So proud to be a member of this family. Love to all, Karen and Larry

  • I was sorry to learn of Jennie’s passing.
    As a neighbor of my sister’s family,I got to know Jennie and Frank as a warm,friendly and happy family..Jennie always seemed so glad to see us with her bright smile.You were truly blessed to have had such a kind,loving woman in your life.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Nancy Fleming