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Jennie (Luca) Miano, 89, passed away on February 19, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Miano with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Salem on November 2, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Margaret (Corrao) Luca. Jennie attended Salem schools and lived most of her life in Salem moving to Danvers to live with her daughter after the death of her husband. She attended St. Mary’s Italian Church until its closing and then became a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Peabody. She worked in Sylvania, Unitrode, and for many years as a teachers’ aid at the Saltonstall, Middle and High Schools.
Jennie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed the simplest of pleasures. She loved a good parade, fireworks, concerts at the Willows, a Sunday ride, a family meal. She enjoyed traveling and was able to take several European and island vacations as well as trips around the USA including Hawaii, California, Tennessee, Louisiana, Fla. and most of the Northeast with her husband Frank. She loved the theater, going for walks, and was an avid reader. She looked forward to her activities at the Salem and Peabody Senior Centers and her favorite pastime playing Bingo!
A model of faith, courage, strength, and love, Jennie will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Jennie is survived by her three daughters, Santina Lantz and her husband, Kenneth of Reading, Nancy Arrington and husband Paul of Danvers, Margaret McMahon and husband Thomas of Salem; three grandchildren Erik Lantz and his wife Jennifer, Lauren Arrington, and Scott Arrington and his wife Amy, great granddaughter Nora Avery Lantz; a sister, Natalie Theriault of Salem; a sister-in-law, Elena (Miano) Dube and husband, Lionel, and many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Frank Miano, she was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, Domenic, and John Luca.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral from the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St., Salem, Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN, 38105. Online guest book available at www.BerubeFuneralHome.com.
Published on  February 22, 2017
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