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Janet  M. (Quagenti) Leuci
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  • Dom's Dream-MECP2 Duplication Syndrome
    c/o Melrose Cooperative bank
    638 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Mrs. Leuci was my Italian teacher at Boston College, 1966-68. She left mid-year on maternity leave. I have thought of her often over the years. I...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Richard Giglio - Weymouth, MA

“I miss our chats, your willingness to listen. Perhaps there are few like you on the horizon. None close yet. ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Peter Manoogian - Saugus, MA

“Janet was an especially vibrant woman. She was the type of person if you knew her you will never forget her! May GOD bless her and her family. ...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Dick manley - Wakefield, MA

“May the blessings of love be upon the LEUCI family during this time. Sent with thoughts and prayers ”
4 of 39 | Posted by: Patricia Leuci-Rodrigues - MA

“I was very saddened to hear of Janet's passing. My sincere condolences to Bill and their 4 sons and many grandchildren ”
5 of 39 | Posted by: Ray Cacciatore - Prospect, CT

“Dave & Tara, my heart goes out to you & your family at this time. I have fond memories of your Mom in your backyard parties. I am greatly sorry for...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Marylu LoPriore - Stoneham, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Janet loved you all so much-it was so very evident. She was just awesome and had a kind word for everyone. She will...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Michelle Riley

“Janet worked with my husband at Town Meeting for ten years and was considered a good friend to both of us. She will be deeply missed by all who knew...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Pamela Gill - Saugus, MA

“Condolences to the entire family of this beautiful and gracious Lady who now rests with the Angels at the Throne of Grace. Her remarkable struggle to...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Jeffrey J. Guy - Beverly, MA

“Thoughts and prayers with the whole Leuci family. Janet was a wonderful mother and woman. I always felt like part of the family through her kindness...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Chris Nazzaro - Revere, MA

“Janet brought great passion to all she held dear, from nurturing her family to selflessly pursuing the public good. May these memories of her endless...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: The Lofton Family

“Leuci family, My family offers our deepest condolences during this very difficult time. She was an inspirational, caring, loving, and intelligent...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Michael Barker

“I remember Janet fondly as a fellow colleague at Malden Catholic. She was such a professional in everything she did. I extend my sympathy to the...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Martha McGuane - Lowell, MA

“Bill and Family. We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Janet. We will always cherish our memories of the many good times on Wilbur Ave. With...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Dennis and Brenda Colangelo - MA

“So sorry to hear about Janet's passing. Hope you find comfort in knowing many friends share your sorrow. May she rest in peace. ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Ann Raponi - Revere, MA

16 of 39 | Posted by: John and Marie DeVito - Billerica, MA

“Bill, so sorry to hear of Jan's passing, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God Bless you at this time. Only met Jan a few...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: John and Marie DeVito - Billerica, MA

“God bless Mrs. Leuci. During my years at Malden Catholic (1983-1987) I had Mrs. Leuci for two years, i was the treasurer of the spanish club and She...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Peter Antonuccio - North Reading, MA

“Janet was one of the first people to welcome me into the neighborhood. She worked tirelessly for all her neighbors to insure our happiness there. It...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Lorraine Lupi - MA

“Although Janet and I were a year apart in school, we worked together in the Revere School System--I will always remember her welcoming smile and the...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Brenda - Revere, MA

“Noni & I are very saddened by Janet's passing. She was a very lovely and good mother to her loving family. When Noni & I were married 31 years ago...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Dick & Noni Manley - Wakefield, MA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Janet once at the time of David and Tara's wedding and she made quite an impression on me as a devoted...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Sheila Henningfeld - Sioux City, IA

“Billy and family, We are sorry for your tremendous loss. We loved Jan too. Sending our love, Connie and Donna ”
23 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Janet contributed greatly to the Saugus community for many years. She will be a loss to the Town. ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: Nelson C Chang - Saugus, MA

“To Janet's Family, Our sincere condolences to all of you. We knew her as members of the staff at Revere High School. She was a wonderful teacher, a...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Arleen and Jim Barnes - FL

“We are told the greatest of these is love. Janet Leuci loved family, friends and Saugus she will be missed. I learned alot from Janet and will always...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Al DiNardo - Saugus, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you peace to bring comfort. ”
27 of 39 | Posted by: Patricia LEUCI-Rodrigues - MA

“One Hail Mary for all of you. ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: Jeanie Bartolo - Saugus, MA

“We will miss those sparking green eyes. You were the definition of a woman. A class act. We were blessed to have you in our lives and learn from you...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Joanne Lauria - Andover, MA

“I was privileged to have worked with Janet for so many years, both on Town Meeting and also on a number of committees. Janet was an intelligent and...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Ann Devlin - Saugus, MA - friend

“Gram- I love you so much & know you will be there with me every step of the way as I grow up. XO Samantha Grace ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Jessica Leuci - Malden, MA

“Our memories of Janet include her dedication to all residents in the Saugus community as well as her courage in her battle with cancer. She was truly...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Debra and Eleanor Collar - Saugus, MA

“I am so saddened by the lost of Janet she was a great and strong women. She will be greatly missed. I am fortunate to have worked with her. I...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Michele Wendell - Saugus, MA

“Bill, We wish we could be with you and all your family, chilrdren and grand children, at this time. Please know that we will miss Jan and keep her...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Gerty & Arthur Jodrey - Largo, FL

“Janet was always a fighter for the residents of Saugus. She was not afraid to give her opinion even if she was in the minority. She was never afraid...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Peter A Rossetti Jr - Saugus, MA

“I am saddened for Bill and his family. Thi s is also a terrible loss for Saugus . I hope that we can all embody some of the virtues that Janet...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Peter Manoogian - Saugus, MA

“A fine example of how one is to take an active part of one's community, a live spent in service to others. Your spirit lives on Janet. Until we meet...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Gary Sund - Saugus, MA

“Pete: so sorry for your loss!!! It's never an easy thing losing a loved one but I'm sure she is resting peacefully now in heaven. OUr thoughts and...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Jeffrey Clifford - Malden, MA

“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 »
39 of 39 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Janet M. (Quagenti) Leuci, of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away on November 20, 2013 after a 12 year courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Leuci was the devoted wife of William, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Daughter of the late Angelo and Catherine (Fala) Quagenti; sister of the late Joseph B. Quagenti. Adored mother of William J., Christopher and Kristen, David and Tara, and Peter and Jessica. Mother-in-law of Michelle. Dedicated grandmother to nine beautiful children: Jacqueline, Sophia, Drew, Dominic, Paige, Gavin, Charles, Alexandra Janet, and Samantha Grace. Her grandchildren were "her gifts from God". Janet leaves behind many other loving family members. She was born in Boston, raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1959. Janet received her undergraduate degree from Boston College in 1963 and a Master's degree from Middlebury College in 1965. A former foreign language teacher at Woburn High School, Boston College, Harvard College, Malden Catholic High School, and Revere High School. Janet served admirably for 22 years as a Town Meeting Member in Saugus as well as serving on the Saugus Planning Board and many other committees, advocating for the citizens of Saugus. Her tireless efforts for the town and residents were recognized by her being awarded Saugus' Woman of the Year in 2005. A woman of deep faith, Janet was well respected in the Catholic community and loved "her" Incarnation Parish. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Janet's funeral on Monday, November 25th at 10AM at the Incarnation Parish, 429 Upham Street, Melrose, MA. Visiting hours are Sunday, November 24th at the Incarnation Parish from 2PM-6PM. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dom's Dream - MECP2 Duplication Syndrome in care of Melrose Cooperative Bank, 638 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176.