Published August 9, 2019

TEWKSBURY — Virginia A. “Jean” (Miano) Moise, 86, resident of Tewksbury and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill with her family by her side. 

Born on November 6, 1932 in Cambridge, Jean was one of 10 children of the late Oto and Rose (Cicala) Miano. She grew up in East Cambridge, and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin. She was very proud of her secretarial skills, especially spelling and typing. She cherished her Spelling Bee medals and was quick to tell and/or show anyone how fast she could type.

Jean met the love of her life, Vincent S. Moise, and would go on to marry him on October 9, 1954. They shared 45 wonderful years together. For a time she worked as a secretary at Liberty Mutual before she began raising her family. They first settled in East Cambridge before moving to Melrose where they lived for nearly 40 years.

Family was everything to Jean, and she was most proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was extremely active in their lives. A lovely mother and homemaker, she was always working around the house, making sure all was neat and tidy, and that there was a hot meal on the table. She loved to cook and bake.

One never found her without a member of her family. She enjoyed going bowling or dancing with her beloved Vincent and their family and friends. Other pleasures of hers were cooking for the big family Sunday dinner, or watching Ed Sullivan, Dean Martin, Lawrence Welk, and Tom Jones, who she may or may not have loved just a little bit.

She put her secretarial skills to use once again, after all her children were grown, at Mystic Valley Elder Services. She absolutely loved working for Mystic Valley and adored her boss, Joe, as well as her fellow employees.

She did do some traveling with Vincent to Puerto Rico, and their favorite, Hawaii. She also was blessed with the opportunity of traveling to Italy with her family in 2013.

Jean’s love, warmth, and kindness carries on in the memories of those she touched over the years. All are better for having her in their lives, and she will be deeply missed.

Jean is the beloved wife of the late Vincent S. Moise with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Nancy M. Hall and her husband Jack of Andover, Nicholas K. Moise and his wife Jean of E. Walpole, Michael Moise and his wife Coreen of Framingham, Lisa P. Ligols and her husband Brad of Groveland, and Vincent F. Moise and his wife Eileen of Melrose. Caring sister of Mary and her late husband Vincent DiClemente of E. Cambridge, Tony Miano and his late wife Peggy of Melrose, John Miano and his wife Rosemary of Arlington, the late Romeo Miano and his wife Anita, Juliet Saracco and her husband Mike, Albert Miano and his wife Florence, Frank Miano and his wife Rose, Joe Miano, and Michael Miano. Cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Jessica, Julie, Jaxon, Alexandra, Jordan, Maxwell, Sophie, and Sarah. Proud great-grandmother of Sonnie Jean, Sienna, and Lucas.

Relatives and friends were invited to gather in honor of Jean’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday, Aug. 6 and again on Wednesday before leaving in procession to St. Mary’s Church, Herbert St., Melrose for her funeral Mass. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, Home Health Foundation, Attn: Community Engagement, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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