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Jane T. (Kowalski) Melesh

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Jane T. (Kowalski) Melesh 86 of Franklin, died Sunday Feb. 7, 2010 at Milford Care & Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Melesh, who died in 1976. Born in Jamaica, New York Oct. 4, 1923 a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Swenkowski) Kowalski, she was raised and educated in New York and lived there for many years until moving to Franklin after the death of her husband. For more than 20 years until her retirement, Mrs. Melesh worked in the cafeteria at Dean Jr. College in Franklin. She enjoyed cooking, and was a member of the Franklin Senior Citizens, and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She is survived by a son: Thomas J. Melesh of Vail, AZ, 2 daughters: Linda S. Osman of Brooklyn, NY, Diane J. Martin of Franklin, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late: Vincent, Walter, Ted, and Chester Kowalski, and the grandmother of the late Amy Martin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Thursday at 9:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. , with a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church at LOAM. Interment will take place at the family lot in Long Island National Cemetery in New York. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-8PM. Donations in her memory sent to Clara Barton Camp for Blind Children PO Box 356 N. Oxford, MA 01537 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Feb. 9 to Feb. 16, 2010
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