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Jane E. (O'Connor) Tecce
February 14, 1953 ~ November 3, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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TECCE, Jane E. (O'Connor)- Of Lynnfield, formerly of Malden, November 3rd. Devoted wife of the late James R. Beloved mother of the late James D. A. Tecce, Melissa Hegarty and her husband Neil of N. Andover, Deanna Leombruno and her husband Ronnie of Waltham. Daughter of the late David and Eleanor (O'Connell) O'Connor. Loving sister and best friend of Mary Ellen Downey and her husband Kenneth of Reading and the late David and his surviving wife Nancy of N. Reading and Jimmy O'Connor. Cherished grandmother of Keira and Kellen Hegarty and Valentino and Alessio Leombruno. Also lovingly survived by her sister and brother-in-law Diane and Jim Tully of Wakefield, NH as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Service in the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street (Maplewood) MALDEN on Tuesday, November 14th at 11 AM. Visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 AM. Services will conclude with interment at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New England Donor Services, 60 First St., Waltham, MA 02451 or at www.neds.org or to Tufts Medical Center Development Office, 800 Washington St., # 231, Boston, MA 02111 or at giving.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/give
Born in Melrose and growing up in Wakefield where she was a graduate of Wakefield High School before attending Salem State College for her degree, Jane lived in Malden for 32 years before moving to Lynnfield. Along with her husband James they were the former owners of Santoro's of Peabody Jane worked as the office manager until the family sold it in 2019. Jane will always be remembered as the most wonderful caring person that you would ever meet that made the best cookies. During that time and in her retirement years she volunteered countless hours advocating organ transplants for New England Organ Bank in Waltham.