A longtime resident of Revere passed away peacefully, on July 13th, surrounded by her loving family, at 88 years of age. Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of Bernard J. & Mary (Maloney) Brazil. She was educated in Catholic schools in East Boston and attended Fitton Central High School. Following high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Patrick T. Panzini upon his return from serving in the U.S. Army in Korea. The couple began their family and would eventually move to Revere in 1963. Jean was a woman of strong faith and a devoted wife and mother. She was the matriarch of the family and was selflessly committed to putting others before herself.
She is the beloved wife of 53 years to the late Patrick T. Panzini. Loving mother of Catherine Barsotti, Regina “Gina” Panzini, Nadine Messina & her husband Tino, and Christine Bagley & her husband James, all of Revere, Mark Panzini & his wife Karen of Lynnfield and William Panzini of N. Reading. Cherished grandmother of Robert Barsotti & his partner Ryan Scuzzarella, Regina Messina, Brianna, Tyler, Nicole Bagley, Jake, Travis, Zack, Kayla, Alicia, Evan Panzini and the late Hunter Bagley & adored great grandmother of Elizabeth O’Leary. Dear sister of Catherine Lowney, Theresa Brazil, Ellen Powers, Brian Brazil, Thomas Brazil, John Brazil, Robert Brazil, Donna Rogers and the late Bernard Brazil, Gerald Brazil, Dorothy Wilkie, Mary “Patty” Lennon, Ann Marie Brazil and Barry Brazil.
Visiting Hours on Sunday July 16th from the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. Funeral on Monday, July 17th, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.