June 1, 1942-March 20, 2020
Putnam-Jeannette Jason Lespasio, 77, of Sabin St. passed away on March 20, 2020 at Westview Convalescent Center. Jeannette “Gram” Lespasio’s story began on June 1, 1942 in Revere Massachusetts as the earth winked. She was the daughter of the late August Pacheco Jason and the late Henrietta May McCarthy Jason.
Her story ended on March 20, 2020 as the earth wept until her journey to live her eternal life began. Nettie, as her siblings called her, was the youngest of five. She embraced the adventurous, gregarious, passionate, and resourceful personalities surrounding her as a child. She had a zest for life! Some may refer to her as amusing or humorous most of the time. I would describe her as SPICY and uniquely ours to love.
I have been told one of her fondest memories growing up was sneaking off to Suffolk Downs Racetrack with her father. Two peas in a pod chomping at “The Bit” for a winner. Jeannette enjoyed scenic motorcycle rides, searching for cows on country roads and hiking the hills of Carmel California. Summer was her favorite season. She spent many days picnicking with her family at Quaddick State Park. She enjoyed long days at Canobie Lake Park watching the sunset.
Whether she was laughing playing a game of cards or swearing mastering a crossword puzzle she loved life! Driving to Fox Woods, coffee at Thompson Dam or visiting with family and friends, it was the little things that mattered. Her grandchildren will remember her as having a sassy attitude and being quick witted. She can still be heard saying “Come Give Gram A Kiss”. We Miss Ya, Mama 333.
Jeannette is survived by her two daughters, Lorna Jean Caprio and her partner Roger LaFleur of Woodstock, Lynnette Smith and her partner Gary Michaud of Putnam; step children Roseann Lespasio and Francis Lespasio of Boston, MA.; grandchildren Brad Herlihy and his wife Destiny and their children Connor and Nora of Woodstock, Bryan Herlihy and his wife Lauren and their children Rowan, Declan and Tristian of Woodstock, Nadia Twerdy Dumeer and her husband Dustin and their son Brody of Sterling, Jessica Smith and her partner Bryan and daughter Juliana of Putnam, Daniella Smith of Huntington Beach, California; Nichole, Holly and Amy Lespasio of Boston, MA.; great granddaughter Lydia Orlowski-Smith of Thompson, daughter of the late Michael Smith, Her sister Lillian Carbone of Stoughton, Massachusetts, nieces Lisa Gannetta, Lauri Patnaude, Diane Thompson, Theresa Doucette, Patrice Giammarco and Tina Rhodes.
Jeannette was predeceased by her parents, August Pacheco Jason and Henrietta May McCarthy; first husband Richard J Caprio and her husband Michaelangelo V Lespasio; stepson Rafael Giovanni; sisters Loretta Patnaude and Marie Heath; brother August Jason; grandsons Neil Lespasio, Frankie Lespasio and Michael Anthony Smith; niece Kristine Carbone; nephews Christopher and Ralph Patnaude.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. 06260