Died in her home in the presence of her loving family, following a brief illness. She was 100 years old.
Jeannette was a lifelong Revere native. She was born in Revere on April 19, 1921, to John B. Blais & Marie (Belanger) Blais and she was one of four children. She was educated in Revere Schools and grew up on Dunn Road. Jeannette was known for her swimming; she would be seen swimming along the entire length of Revere Beach & her love for swimming continued throughout most of her life. Jeannette also enjoyed roller skating & ice skating. She was also a very talented seamstress. She married Antonio S. Vesce, and they remained in Revere where they raised their six children. Jeannette was a “True Matriarch” of her family and was the essence of mother. She led by examples throughout her lifetime. She only wanted the very best for her children and grandchildren as well as others around her.
She is the beloved wife of the late Antonio S. Vesce. Loving mother of Janice M. Mingolla & husband Ret. Revere Police Patrolman Angelo “Andy” of Revere, Donna M. Stahl of Revere, Stephen A. Vesce & his late wife Joanne of Revere, Joseph M. Vesce & wife Robyn of Chelsea, Denise J. Sellaro & husband Frank of Medford & Former Revere City Councilor Brian P. Vesce of Revere. Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren & adored great grandmother of 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Robert M.J. Blais, Gerard Blais, & Lucille Cambriello. Jeannette also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.