Jane Frances (Cerutti) Feinstein, 75, of Framingham, departed this life on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Rose McGowan Hospice in Worcester with her family by her side.
She was born November 29, 1942 in Framingham Massachusetts to the late Francis Koki and Gertrude (Frail) Cerutti.
She was raised and educated in Ashland, Massachusetts and attended the Boston Museum of Art School prior to her first marriage.
In the early sixties she and her first husband, who served in the U.S. Navy, lived in Connecticut and Japan and had two daughters.
After returning to the states. she lived in Framingham, Hopkinton, Springfield and Agawam Massachusetts.
She married Ronald Feinstein in 1982.
She worked as a purchasing agent for several area companies and as a bookkeeper for Sinai Temple prior to retiring.
Upon retirement Jane and Ron moved to their Dream Home in Cottonwood Arizona, close to Sedona and with a view of the haunted town of Jerome from their back porch.
In Arizona, she was finally able to really enjoy life and pursue her many interests and hobbies. She became very active in her community and loved participating in and often organizing events at Pine Shadows where she served as treasurer and activities director.
She was busier in retirement than during her working days. She was constantly volunteering for various groups and organizations in the area including Connections Equine Therapy ranch, where she served as Treasurer and a member or the Board of Directors. She served as bookkeeper and a member of the Vestry at her church, St. Thomas Episcopal.
As a member of the Lions Club, she particularly enjoyed giving tours of historic buildings in Jerome and Clarkdale.
Her husband Ron passed away in May of 2016, and she recently relocated back to Massachusetts to be close to her family.
She loved travel, flea markets, books, music, art, movies, theater, gardening, crafting and spending time with family and friends.
She attended many concerts and music festivals with a favorite being the Saratoga Jazz Festival in New York. Jane loved all types of music and saw many greats including Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones (where she sat next to a Hells Angel!). She also saw the original Hair live (the nude version!).
She was a voracious reader and recently added a nook to her life with which she could also connect with people on Facebook and play Words With Friends.
Her travels included adventures in Honduras, Mexico, and Italy. She recently had great times attending her first ever Patriots game with her daughters and second family the Drakes/Suttons, complete with tailgate party and primo seats; and a trip to Disney World with cousin and BFF Nadine.
She was a true Renaissance Woman. She was a multi-talented artist and crafter and enjoyed sharing her gifts with family and friends.
She was before her time in her love for all things vintage and liked to repurpose and transform old things into something new and unique. Sallys Boutique was her secret treasure trove for many years before it was discovered by hipsters. She had love and respect for family heirlooms and antiques of all kinds.
She had an amazing sense of humor and loved to laugh and share stories. She made friends everywhere she went and she treasured them all. She was a truly cool lady.
her adventurous spirit, loving and generous heart, and beautiful mind will be forever remembered and sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
She will be dearly missed by her loving daughters Cindy Santagate of Stafford Springs, Connecticut; Cherie Santagate-Sutton and her husband Brian of Westfield, Massachusetts; Step-sons Robert Feinstein and his wife Jane of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; David Feinstein and his wife Sandy of Springfield, Massachusetts; Bruce Feinstein of Portland, Maine; Her brother, David Cerutti and his wife Sandy; Her sisters, Katherine Danahy and her husband Raymond; Adele Williams and her husband Peter; Francesca Harris and her husband John; Her Step-mother Anne Cerutti; Her sister-in-law Paula Feinstein and her wife Marilyn Greenberg; Her adored grandchildren, who will miss their Nonna, Frances, Adam, and Rosie Sutton; Tyler, Aaron, Abigail and Samantha Feinstein; Her cousin and Best Friend Nadine Ferdenzi; Nieces and nephews Christine, Michael, Sean, Danielle, Janie, Evan, and David, and many beloved cousins and friends.
Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland, Massachusetts is in charge of arrangements.
Per her wishes there will be no funeral or calling hours.
Her family and friends will remember Jane at a Celebration of Life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Ashland Public Library, 66 Front St., Ashland MA 01721; Ashland Historical Society, 2 Myrtle St., Ashland, MA 01721; or any deserving charity of your choice.