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Jeannette D. Vecoli
PAWTUCKET - Jeannette D. (Demers) Vecoli, entered into eternal life on Monday, October 24, 2011 at her home on Cute Street in Pawtucket, RI surrounded by family. Jeannette succumbed to complications from Lewy Body and Alzheimer's Diseases.
Born in Central Falls, RI on May 19, 1929 to William and Laura (Vandal) Demers, she is survived by two sisters: Rose McKenna of Swansea, MA, and Laura (Pat) Aylsworth of Attleboro, MA and two brothers: William (Bill) Demers of Deland, FL and John (Jack) Demers of Cumberland, RI.
Jeannette (Nonni) was married for sixty-three years to Alfred M. Vecoli Sr. (Nonno) of Pawtucket, RI. Their eight children and spouses are: Alfred M. Vecoli Jr. of Springfield, MO; Ann-Marie and John J. (Jack) Cardosi of Seekonk, MA; Janet and Paul Barrett of East Haddam, CT; Linda and William Vecoli-Martin of North Smithfield, RI; Charles and June Vecoli of Antioch, IL; Tina Vecoli of Pawtucket, RI; John J. and Brenda Vecoli of Bristol, RI; Christopher Jude and Joseph Vecoli-Furtado of Seekonk, MA. Nonni is survived by fourteen grandchildren and Six great-grandchildren.
Jeannette has lived on Cute Street for over fifty years and has shared many memories with her best friend Claire Carr, and her in-laws the Vecolis, Miniatis and Poiriers.
Jeannette was a long time parishioner of St. Teresa's Parish of Pawtucket, RI where, over the years, she was active as lecturer, Eucharistic minister, choir member, catechism teacher, and CCD Coordinator. She was a supporter of Catholic education and the St. Teresa School.
Nonni especially enjoyed summers with her family and friends in Warren, RI. She liked traveling and enjoyed many trips both domestic and abroad. She has hosted international visitors including an exchange student. She was fond of opening her home to others and sharing her blessings and smile with all. She had a talent for cooking and sewing and she will be remembered for teaching these skills to many over the years.
Jeannette held numerous employment positions in the Pawtucket area. She has worked in the retail, textile and jewelry industries including her last position before retiring, supervisor in the precious gems room at Catamore Jewelry in East Providence, RI.
She attended Providence College where she studied religious education becoming a certified Catechism teacher and CCD Coordinator in the Diocese of Providence.
The funeral for Mrs. Vecoli will be Friday, October 28, at 9:00 a.m. from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. The burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Her calling hours will be Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Teresa's Renovation Fund, 358 Newport Ave, Pawtucket RI 02861 or Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904. The family would like to acknowledge the private homecare caregivers, Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Ocean State Community Resources and Fr. Joseph Paquette of St. Teresa's parish for their support and kindness.
"There is no surer means of calling down Gods blessings upon the family . . . than the daily recitation of the Rosary" -Pope Pius XII. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com.