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Jeannette R Costanza
  • Melrose Veteran's Relief Fund
    c/o Veteran's Office
    562 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Lynette, Chipper, Cheryl and Judy,Loosing your loved one is very difficult. I don't care how young or old They are I know it is very painful for you....Read More »
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“My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and wish them peace and love in the absence of their mother and father. They both lived a good long...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sylvia Gallezzo - Wakefield, MA

“It has been said, that God chooses His Angels at Christmas time. She is now God's Angel, watching over all of her loved ones! A life well lived! A...Read More »
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“Judy please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Call if you need anything. Love you ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ellen Butler Vaitkunas - Milford, MA

“Dear Judy, I'm sorry to read of the passing of your mom. Wishing you and your family peace in the good memories. Deepest sympathy ~ Lynda and Tony ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Lynda Asprinio - Milford, PA

“Judy CG and family peace to you all. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Penny Morley - Melrose, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Jeanette's passing. I will always fond memories of the times our families spent together. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: H Peter Gallezzo - Hamilton, OH

“Dear Lynnette,Cheryl and family, I am so so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know how much you loved her and how hard this will be for you. ...Read More »
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9 of 10 | Posted by: lorraine Priestley - Melrose

“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 »
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Jeannette R. (Gallezzo) Costanza, of Melrose, died peacefully on December 18, 2016 at the age of 93. She was born in Revere on November 1, 1923 to Ralph & Phyllis (Charloni) Gallezzo. Jeannette was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1941. She lived in Revere for several years after high school before moving to Malden for 13 years, and then settling in Melrose in 1958 where she remained for the rest of her life. Jeannette worked at York Oldsmobile in Linden Square, Malden for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and bowled at the Town Line for 15 years. Jeannette was also a parishioner at St. Mary's Church in Melrose for many years. She loved dogs, particularly her best friend & companion Oliver. Jeannette was the beloved wife of 56 years to the late Joseph E. Costanza Sr. Devoted mother of Joseph E. Costanza Jr. of Melrose, Lynnette Von Kriegenbergh of Melrose, Cheryl L. D'Amore & her husband John of Saugus, Judith T. Gallant of Melrose, the late John Melchionno, and the late Nicholas T. Costanza. Loving grandmother of Anthony, John Anthony, Marc, Jeannette, and Catherine. Proud great-grandmother of Ariana, Joseph, Samuel, Noah, Asher, and Max. Sister of the late Daniel Gallezzo and the late Ralph Gallezzo. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Funeral Services will be private. Contributions may be made in Jeannette's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ATTN Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or to the Melrose Veteran's Relief Fund, C/O Veteran's Office, 562 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176.