Jane E. English (Briand) of East Boston passed away on October 19, 2023. She was 81 years old. Jane was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth E. English. Born in Medford, she was the cherished daughter of the late John H. and Rita (Cashman) Briand.
Jane was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, always putting her family first.
Jane was the devoted mother of Denise Masse and her husband Lawrence of Andover, Alice Atkinson of Haverhill, Suzanne Merullo and her husband Peter of Winchester and Janelle Lovell currently of Swampscott and her late husband Wayne. She was the adored grandmother of Lawrence Masse III and his wife Britney, Kenneth Masse and his wife Julie, Taylor Petrillo and her husband Nicholas, Gregory Atkinson and his twin sister Janie Atkinson, Meaghan Kerrigan and her husband Brendon, Lauren Merullo, Ryan Lovell, Hailey Lovell and loving great-grandmother of Brooke, Devin, Emilia and Kenneth Masse Jr. Jane was the dear sister of Thomas Briand and his wife Patricia of East Boston and the late John and William Briand. Jane was also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Friday, October 27, from 8:30-10:30AM, followed by a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Parish 45 Brooks St. East Boston, at 11AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Greater New England Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 62 Walnut St. Suite 5, Wellesley, MA. 02481.