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Jeannine M. (Peabody) O'Connor

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“Just heard this tragic news. I remember Kevin and Jeannie from our days at Raytheon Company. Kevin was a comedian at heart, and was a joy to have...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: JR Hysong - Waltham, MA

“I am so sad to see Jeannine is gone. She was a great mother and friend to her sister. As her cousin we spent many Thanksgivings at her grandmothers...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: David Madison - Lebanon, NH

“Dear Colleen, I just want to express my deepest sympathy for you and your family. You and I worked together at TJX (you were a PwC auditor) and my...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Andrea Kennedy LaCroix - Waltham, MA

“Jeannine, our love. We miss you so much. May the good Lord bless and keep you until we meet again. Life will not be the same with out you. You...Read More »
4 of 53 | Posted by: Jean and Clayton Peabody - MA

“I will never understand and this will never make sense. Our lives are forever changed and I'm searching for answers that I know I will never find. ...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Colleen - Boston, MA - Daughter

“Jeannie your sweet innocent nature was only surpassed by your loving dedication to your family. Lives will be different now, but the person you were...Read More »
6 of 53 | Posted by: Erin Woodbury & family - Belmont

“Kevin I will miss your fun-loving and gregarious spirit. I wish you had more time with grandchildren, I know that you loved them as much as you...Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Erin Woodbury & family - Belmont

“So sorry for your loss ”
8 of 53 | Posted by: Michele Geary - Northboro, MA

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts go out to you. ”
9 of 53 | Posted by: Susan Grubbs - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to Kevin's family. I was a Fiorella's regular customer, often for a late lunch or early dinner. I sat at the bar and being...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: Lauren Mackler

“The Corkery Family wants to offer Condolences to the whole Peabody Family.We will always remember Jeannine as a sweet, young, beautiful, funny women....Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: The Corkery Family - Watertown, MA

“Jeannine was the sweetest, kindest, most beautiful woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I looked forward to going to the restaurant just to...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Tessa Barron - Boston, MA

Mom & Me “Mom,Words can't explain how heartbroken I am to lose you. You were my Mom and my best friend. You were the most loving, compassionate, caring and...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Colleen - Boston, MA - Daughter

“I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 53 | Posted by: Stacy Sullivan - Medford, MA

“Many years ago (38+) I had the privilege of meeting Jeannine. I was the Director of Aquatics at the Watertown Boys and Girls Club. Jeannine would...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: andrea james - Lakeland, FL

“Jeannine, our hearts are broken. Your poor children. The world has lost an angel. Heaven is glowing. ”
16 of 53 | Posted by: Mike and Donna McCarthy - Newton, MA

“Jessica, Colleen & Ryan,Words cannot express all that is in our hearts. You are three amazing people and your mom was so proud of all three of you....Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Sue Waddick and Family - Waltham, MA

“Dear jeannine, We are so sorry for you and your children and grandchildren. You are one of the nicest and sweetest people I have ever met. You were...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Michael and Donna McCarthy - MA

“Words cannot describe how truly sorry we are for the entire family. Jeannine was always so kind and caring, she was a gentle soul who loved her...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Jeanette Cote - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest condolences at this heartbreaking time. We will miss seeing Jeannine's sweet smile. With love from the Arshad family ”
20 of 53 | Posted by: The Arshad Family - Lincoln, MA

“Kevin was more than just a friend to Bill and I, he was like a brother (and sometimes like our son). We have shared many many laughs together over...Read More »
21 of 53 | Posted by: Jeanette Cote - Waltham, MA

“You were fun to know and work with so long ago. Fly free with the angels! Prayers for all of your family and friends! ”
22 of 53 | Posted by: Dan Donovan - Derry, MA - Friend

“Jean, Clayton, Cheryl and Jeannine's family, We are so sorry for the loss of such a lovely person. Jean, I look at Jeannine's photos and I see you...Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Jane Craig - Waltham, MA

“Mom, My heart is broken. I have no words to describe the immense amount of pain I feel. I will miss you with all of my heart, everyday of my life, ...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: Jessica Crusco - Waltham, MA

Conor will always love his papa. “Dad, I hope that you find peace. I am heartbroken. I will keep the good memories of you close to my heart. ”
25 of 53 | Posted by: Jessica Crusco - Waltham, MA

“Dear Mr & Mrs Peabody, Jessica, Colleen & Ryan, As I looked through my photographs this week, searching for photos of Jeannine, I realized how many...Read More »
26 of 53 | Posted by: Kimberly McCusker

“Dear Jessica, Colleen and Ryan, I am so saddened by your loss. I sit here this morning with tears in my eyes thinking of you all, especially your...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Dave LaFrance - Franklin, MA

“Jeannine was the kindest, friendliest, most loving person in the world. Her capacity to love was unmatched. We shared so much over that last 17 years...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Vinnie Travi - Brimfield, MA

“Dear Jessica, Collen and Ryan, My deepest sympathy for your loss. As a co-worker and friend of your Dads, he was always so proud of you all. He...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: Dave LaFrance - Franklin, MA

“Jeannine, I will always remember the laughter and tears we shared during our days at Stromboli's. I always looked forward to our shifts together...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: Cara Cercone - Marlboro, MA

“Jessica,Colleen,Ryan,please accept my deepest condolance on the loss of your parents.No one can prepare you for a tragedy such as this but holding...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Peter McGann - Waltham, MA

“Jeannine was a pleasure to work with and a pleasure to know. Always showing off the latest pictures and her children and grandchildren and literally...Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: MAURIE FOX-WARREN - CAMBRIDGE, MA

“Dear Jessica and family. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss and know that you are all in our prayers. Lisa...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Lisa Nalbandian and Naim Khoury - MA

“Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Jeannine ”
34 of 53 | Posted by: Jack Simmons - MA

“OConnor Family...My family has such great memories of all of you and just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers ”
35 of 53 | Posted by: Polly Milmore - watham, MA

“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Peabody, Jessica, Colleen, Ryan & Family, There are no words to truly express how deeply saddened I am by the passing of Jeannine. ...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: Patty Grier - Holliston, MA

“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Peabody, Jessica, Colleen, Ryan & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Anytime I ran into Jeannine over the years since high...Read More »
37 of 53 | Posted by: Tricia (Cloherty) Dragone - MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and Jeannine's family.Kevin was just one of those people that I was always sincerely happy to see. He will be...Read More »
38 of 53 | Posted by: Colleen Hallen - Waltham, MA

“Kevin was a great friend in high School. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. ”
39 of 53 | Posted by: Robert Storlazzi - Boston, MA

“jean , clayton and family,i met jeannine at mary's wake she was such a ray of sun light. i remember commenting how she looked just like you jean :-)...Read More »
40 of 53 | Posted by: donna hoffmann - marlborough, MA

“Very, very sorry to hear. ”
41 of 53 | Posted by: Michael Sullivan - Somerville, MA

“Dearest Jean and Clayton, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Such a loss I cannot imagine but prayers for all of you at this time. ”
42 of 53 | Posted by: joan bartleman - Jupiter, FL

“Clayton jean and family im so sorry for your loss. Words can not be expressed how sad I am to hear of jeanines passing. She was a sweet and beautiful...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: donna - marlboro, MA - friend

“Dear James, Terrance & Paul I'm so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with You and All of your Family! Thinking of You All! Janice Connelly ”
44 of 53 | Posted by: Janice Connelly - Waltham, MA

“Dear Jean, Clayton and Cheryl and children, I am so incredibly upset to hear of your incredible loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. I...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Kathy Hansis

“I was saddened to learn of Kevin's passing and offer my thoughts to the family. ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: Lisa Sullivan - MA

“Clayton, Jean, Cheryl and all of the Grandkids and Great Grandkids,you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Jeannine was a...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: David Madison - Lebanon, NH

“Clay, Jean, Ryan, Jessica, Colleen; Please know we are thinking of you all. The Cholakis Family ”
48 of 53 | Posted by: Peter Cholakis - Hopkinton, MA

“Dear Jessica, Colleen and Ryan, My heart goes out to you and your family at this devastating time. I cherish the time spent working with your mom at...Read More »
49 of 53 | Posted by: Gilles Charroy - Harvard, MA

“I will always remember Jeannine for her kindness, compassion, work ethic, and her abiding love for her home and family. My heart and prayers go out...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: jeannie rogers

“" after all is said and done a butterfly is still beautiful" ~ Author...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Barbara Poirier - Burlington, MA

“" when you lose someone you love you gain an angel you know" ...Read More »
52 of 53 | Posted by: Barbara Poirier" - Burlington, MA

“Jean, Clayton, and family. Words can't express how sorry I am. My heart has felt broken since I heard the news. My heart hurts for you. Bad things...Read More »
53 of 53 | Posted by: Kristine Jensen - Marlborough, MA


Waltham – Jeannine O'Connor was born to be a really great grandmother. She loved her role and loved her two grandchildren even more; four year-old Conor who affectionately called her "Nene" [pronounced knee-knee] and little Kayla who was christened last week.

She was devoted to her children and worked for years as a waitress at Il Capriccio in Waltham where she was a beloved member of the restaurant team.

Jeannine M. Peabody was born in Waltham on June 20, 1964, a daughter of Clayton and Jean (Dodakin) Peabody of Watertown. She was raised in Watertown where she was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School.

Jeannine was 51 when she died on Saturday, January 16, 2016 and will forever be remembered with love and affection by a family who will cherish the memory of her sweet smile and her generous spirit.

In addition to her parents and grandchildren, she leaves her children, Jessica A. Crusco and her husband, Stephen, of Waltham, Colleen M. O'Connor and her fiancé, Brendon Clark, of Boston and Ryan C. O'Connor of Waltham; her sister, Cheryl Martino and her husband, Tony, of Watertown and several nieces and nephews.

She was also the wife of the late Kevin J. O'Connor and a sister of the late Clayton Joseph Peabody.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 22nd from 3 to 8 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20) Waltham. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crusco Education Fund, c/o Sachetta & Callahan, LLC, 600 Market Street, #684, Lynnfield, MA 01940.