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Jane  Marie Forrest
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • American Heart Assoc.
    300 5th Ave
    Waltham, MA 02451
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Morris Animal Foundation
    720 S. Colorado Blvd. #174A
    Denver, CO 80246

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“Dear Mike, Rosemary, Frank and Dick, I was so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. We always had such a great relationship. I always enjoyed spending...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: RobertPaul M. Timmins - CA

“Dear Mike, I am so sorry to hear of Jane's passing, she was such a sweet lady. I will be praying for you in this difficult time. Sending my Love...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Josephine Tufo - Hudson, MA

“Dear Mike, I am so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. I will be praying for you in this difficult time. Sending my Love Cousin Josie. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Josephine Tufo - Hudson, MA

“Frank;So sorry for your loss.I remember Jane well.A beautiful girl and a free spirit.All the best to you.Jim ThirkellsgKWj ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Thirkell - Hampton, NH

“I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to provide comfort but you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Theresa Forrest - Milford, MA

“Dear Mike, So sorry to hear of Jane passing. She was always so loving and caring whenever she was around. I know this is such a difficult time,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Maria (Liberge) Collin - MA

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Jane Marie Forrest passed away at her home in Saugus on June 17, 2017. She was 78 years of age. Jane was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Francis & Rose (Timmins) Forrest. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary's Grammar and St. Mary's High School, Class of 1956. In 1971 she and a friend drove across the United States traveling on the northern route first, down the Pacific coast and took the Southern route home. Jane went back to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University in 1976, where she received the Deans Award. She was also a member of the Sigma Epsilon RHO Honors Society. Jane worked as a bank teller at Massbank for Savings in Melrose for over 14 years. She was a Melrose resident from 1938-1983 before moving to Saugus. Jane was a lover of animals, especially cats, enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles and loved taking multiple trips a year to Ogunquit, Maine for many consecutive years. She was the beloved wife of 42 years to Michael A. Chiaradonna. Loving sister of Rosemary Soroka of Leominster, Francis J. Forrest Jr. of AZ, Richard J. Forrest & his wife Gail of Malden and the late Alan Steven Forrest. Caring sister-in-law of Donna M. LaBonte of CA. Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 3:00-8:00PM. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Friday morning, June 23rd at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jane's name to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 or to the Morris Animal Foundation, 720 S. Colorado Blvd #174A, Denver, CO 80246.