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Jeanette "Jean" A. (Morreo) Valente

February 1, 1930 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Jeanette "Jean" Valente Obituary

Jeanette A. Valente, known as “Jean” to family and friends, of Wilmington, died peacefully at her home surrounded by loving family on March 15, 2024; where she called home for over 55 years. She was 94 years old. 

Jean was born at Sunnyside Hospital in Somerville, MA on February 1, 1930; she was the dear daughter of the late Angelina and Domenic Morreo. Loving sister of the late Dianna Morreo. She was raised in Medford where she attended Medford Public Schools and graduated from Medford High School. “Class of 1947”. 

Jean married “her sweetheart” Francesco “Frank” Valente, on May 29, 1949; the couple lived in Medford for a few years before settling in Wilmington in 1957, where they built their forever home and raised seven wonderful children. 

Jean was a force of nature. She was a beacon of strength for our family for decades. Jean will fondly be remembered for her kind heart and ability to make everyone feel welcomed in her home. Her unwavering love and devotion to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Frank and Jean were the proud founders and owners of their own construction company Aluminum Age Inc. in North Reading. They made quite a reputation for themselves with the help of their children by always providing quality work. 

Jean enjoyed her summers at their lake houses in Atkinson, NH surround by family, friends, and neighbors. Some of her hobbies included ceramics, sewing, playing cards, and baking. She took much pride in hosting the annual “Valente Family Christmas Party”, which eventually was moved from her home to a larger location due to the growing number of great grandkids. Jean was a woman of great faith and values. She attended Sunday Mass regularly at Saint Thomas Church for many years. She and her husband enjoyed traveling in their motor home. Maine, Florida, and Aruba were some of their favorite destinations. 

Jean was the beloved wife of the late Frank Valente, devoted mother of Francis Valente “Frank” & wife Cheryl of Salem, NH, Alexander Valente and wife Gemma of North Reading, Linda Catalano & late husband Stephen of Epsom, NH, Daniel Valente & wife Susan of Tewksbury, Pamela Valente of Kensington, NH, Michael Valente of NH, Charlie Valente and wife Michele Valente of Wilmington. Loving grandmother of Carrie Shevlin, Kelly Mailhot, late Jamie Richard, Francis Valente, Alex Valente, Russell Valente, Kimberly Valente, late Kevin Valente, Tara Whiting, Stephen Catalano Jr., Derek Catalano, Darren Catalano, Amanda Heffernan, Amy Valente, Daniel Valente Jr., Jared Chadwell, Sarah Valente, Michael Valente Jr., Nicole Valente, Ryan Valente, Krystle Valente, late Ashley Valente, Charles Valente “Tony”. As well as a loving Great-Grandmother “GiGi” to 37. 

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours at Nicholos Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte 62), Wilmington MA, on Sunday, March 24th from 4:00-8-00pm. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 25th at 10:00am in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanette’s memory may be to the Parish of the Transfiguration (St. Thomas Church), 11 Harden Street, Wilmington, MA 01887. 

To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit our website at www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 24, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887

Funeral Mass
Monday
March 25, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church
126 Middlesex Avenue
Wilmington, MA 01887

Interment
Monday
March 25, 2024

11:45 AM
Oak Grove Cemetery
230 Playstead Road
Medford, MA 02155

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