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Jane H. (Swett) Letendre

March 19, 1947 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 74)

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Jane H. (Swett) Letendre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at UMass Memorial Medical Center with her family by her side.


She leaves her daughters, Kathleen Argueso of Greencastle PA, Dr. Heather Rosati and her husband Tommy of Chesapeake, VA, and Hope Costigan and her husband Raymond of Ware; her son, Michael and his wife Michelle of Ware, as well as her grandchildren, Christina Argueso, Gabriel and Andrew Letendre, and Jacob and Stephanie Rosati.  She also leaves her sisters, Irene White and her husband Neil of West Brookfield, Shirley Bliss and her husband Richard of Ware, her sister-in-law Teresa Letourneau and her husband Daniel of Berwick, ME, and her brother-in-law Andre Letendre and his partner Elaine, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 44 years, Richard Letendre, her father Stephen Swett, her mother Hazel Johnson and her step-father Richard Johnson of Warren.  She was born in Warren, and later moved to Ware with her husband to start a family. 


Jane was a graduate of Warren High School.  She retired as a Food Service Worker in the Dining Commons at UMass Amherst.  She enjoyed playing cribbage, watching the Red Sox & Patriots, building puzzles, the company of her cat Buddy, time spent with family going to NASCAR, drag races, camping and boating, but she especially loved going on long rides with her husband. 


Calling hours for Jane will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 5 to 7pm in Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St. in Ware.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10AM in All Saint’s Church, 17 North Street in Ware.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery following the mass.

In accordance with regulations, masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines followed while in the funeral home, the church, and at the cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic School, P.O. Box 522, Gilbertville, MA 01031.


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Calling Hours
May 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Charbonneau Funeral Home
30 Pleasant Street
Ware, MA 01082

Funeral Mass
May 19, 2021

10:00 AM
All Saints Church
17 North Street
Ware, MA 01082


St. Aloysius Catholic School
P.O. Box 522, Gilbertville MA 01031

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