Published in the April 20, 2017 edition

NORTH READING – Jeanne Zannino-Blake, 69, of North Reading passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and family April 1. Jeanne was born in Everett on November 25, 1946. Jeanne was happily married to Leo F. Blake Jr. for the past 22 years.

Jeanne is survived by her two children, Denise Cochran of Quincy and Michael Steene of Malden.

Denise is supported by her husband Tim and Jeanne’s grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, and Jeanne’s great-grandchild, Nicholas.

Michael is supported by his wife, Rose and Jeanne’s grandchild, Dante.

Jeanne was also survived by her three step-children, and grandchildren of Elaine and James Williams of Virginia, Kathleen and Glenn Pokraka of Falmouth, MA and Christopher and Lisa Blake of Virginia; her sister Elaine, her brother Norman and her prior husband and father of her children, Richard Steene.

A service and celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held Saturday, April 22nd, from 1pm to 5pm at the Malden Moose Club, 562 Broadway, Malden MA 02148.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or online at To leave a condolence, please visit