Florence - Grace Jane Punska, 94, formerly of 24 North Maple St., Florence, died Thursday, Jan 10, 2013, at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds.
Jane was born Nov. 15, 1918, in Cambridge. She was the daughter of Antonio and Regina Tuccelli. She was raised in the Boston area, where she graduated from Somerville High School.
Jane is predeceased by three sisters, Frances Forcina, Florence Laceese, and Alba Nicolo, and one brother,
Philip Tuccelli. Jane is also predeceased by her husband, John. She leaves their two sons, John E. Punska and his wife, Jane, of Leeds, and David P. Punska and his wife, Diane, of Williamsburg.
She leaves her grandchildren, Aaron J. Punska and his wife, Katelyn Dutkiewicz, of Westhampton, Jillian Punska and her husband, Justen Harn, of Portland, Michael Punska of Williamsburg and Kelli Punska of Easthampton. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
There will be a family service at a later date at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. There will be no calling hours.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff and residential friends at Linda Manor, who where exceptional care givers and supportive friends for nearly three years.
Jane was an avid reader and a longtime patron of the Lilly Library. Donations may be made to the Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Florence, MA 01062. The Ahearn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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