Jean M. (Slatkavitz) Giro


GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – It is with great sadness that the family of Jean M. (Slatkavitz) Giro announce that Jean passed into eternity on May 21, 2022 at her home in Greenville, NC.

Jean was born in Framingham on June 5, 1947, the daughter of the late Bernard and Alice (Garbarino) Slatkavitz.

She graduated from Framingham South High in 1965 and attended the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston.   

Jean did secretarial work at Honeywell and at a Chrysler dealership as well as modeling and singing. She was a talented artist and her uniquely designed Christmas cards were enjoyed by all.

She loved cooking for others and was quite a creative chef.

Jean later graduated from Fisher Jr. College in 1998 to become a home health aide, which helped her to compassionately care for her Aunt Janet Garbarino.

She became a devoted companion to her mother Alice in her final years. Jean moved to NC after her breast cancer diagnosis to be near her son and his family. She had a love of Jesus and the Bible. Spreading the Gospel became her passion. Jean would pass out tracts to anyone she met to encourage a dialog about redemption.

Jean was also a staunch conservative and could often be heard voicing her opinions on WCRN 830 AM. Radio show hosts enjoyed “Jean from Framingham” and her frequent calls. 

Jean leaves behind a son, David Giro & his wife Felicia of Greenville, NC; three beautiful cherished grandchildren: Lydia, Adah and Joanna; a sister: Lucille Nardini & husband Daniel of Bourne, a brother: Alan Slatkavitz of Marlborough; nieces: Andrea Murphy of Wrentham, Julie Slatkavitz of Marlborough and nephew: Mark Slatkavitz of Marlborough. Also,  a great niece: Mia Slatkavitz, her great nephews: Jacob and Lukas Slatkavitz and Joey Murphy; her Godmother: Virginia Betti of Framingham as well as many cousins and friends.

Jean was definitely one of a kind with an exuberant personality. We will always remember her voice calling out: ” Praise Jesus and God Bless!” She will be missed by all who knew her. 

Visiting hours are Thursday June 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Avenue in Framingham followed by a graveside service at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Fenwick Street in Framingham at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s name to: the Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging, 1502 N. Market St., Suite A, Washington, NC 27889, attention Tamyra Jovel.

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