Enjoyed cooking, reading and traveling with a love for art and photography

NORTH READING — Janet  M. (Zizza) Comerford, 92, of North Reading, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2023, at the Lawrence General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Comerford.

Born in Boston on July 15, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Constance (Marenna) Zizza. Janet was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston’s North End and Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston.

She was an Administrative Assistant for many years for NELCO (New England Lead Company) in Woburn. Janet was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved cooking, reading, traveling and most of all, spending time with her family. She loved art, photography and the local North Reading Flint Memorial Library Book Club.

Family members include her loving son, Thomas J. Comerford, Jr. and his wife Brenda (Zingapan); daughters, Karen M. Sullivan and her husband Timothy and Lauren J. Ream and her husband Ben; late brothers, Joseph J. and John A. Zizza; sisters, Constance Smith and the late Marilyn A. DiFonzo; and seven grandchildren, Daniel, Connor, Isabelle, William, Madeleine, Matthew and Caroline.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Friends of the Flint Memorial Library, P.O. Box 576, North Reading, MA 01864, or the Alzheimer’s Association  at act.alz.org/.

To leave an online message of condolence, please visit: www.croswellfuneralhome.com