Jane F. (Mulvey) Trettis

Born August 7, 1933. Died June 16, 2020.
Jane Trettis was born and raised in Cohasset, Massachusetts where she lived most of her life. She leaves three daughters, Mary Jane Trettis, Nancy Kirby and Lydia Trettis. She also leaves her beloved son-in-law, Andrew Kirby and two much, much loved grandchildren, Duncan Kirby (Alessandra) and Johanna Kirby Allen (Brandon). Her only surviving sibling is Edward Mulvey of Cohasset. Jane’s sisters, Mary Willwerth and Elizabeth Marchesi predeceased her.

She studied nursing and became a Registered Nurse at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA. Jane raised her family in Cohasset along with her former husband Donald Trettis, who passed away in 2017. She enjoyed barbecues on Bassings Beach with her close friends and their growing families. She was a member of the Cohasset Garden Club. Beauty was always a primary inspiration in her life. Both her home and garden were sunny and warm. She had a great group of friends with whom she would take turns hosting fun-filled luncheons. Jane would often make a fruit salad or a seafood Newburg.

Jane loved a good laugh, crossword puzzles, the beach, uplifting music, The New England Patriots, her garden, hot fudge sundaes, and good fried clams eaten al fresco. Most of all, she loved her family. Her final very happy years were spent in Scituate where she made many friends. She kept a beautiful garden and a ferocious rescue cat named Ananda.

Jane was a proud Leo. She was magnanimous, kind hearted, and generous. When the South Shore was crippled by one of its many storms, Jane made sure that her elderly neighbors had a hot meal and good company. She also made sure to contact the state and local authorities to secure a new generator for the building so that the seniors in Scituate would have light and heat the next time foul weather rolled in. During the historic blizzard of 2016, Jane piled a group of seniors in her car and drove them to Scituate High School for a hot bowl of soup. Her sense of love and service is one of her many legacies.

In 1985, Jane got sober with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous. She was a member in good standing and was sober for more than 35 years at the time of her passing. She helped many people in the course of helping herself along her sober journey. Her spiritual journey lead her on many adventures – both internal and external. She made several pilgrimages to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina and made many dear friends on those visits to the sacred site. She carried on the spiritual work started there in prayer groups with local friends. She attended both the Glastonbury Abbey and the Vedanta Center in Cohasset where she both gave and received great wisdom and inspiration. Her faith grew and deepened over the course of her life. Her love and faith in God gave her strength and strengthened many others. That strength and faith will continue to touch all of those who had the privilege to know Jane.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jane’s name to https://act.alz.org/. A memorial service will be held when we are all safely able to meet together again. We will keep you posted.


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  1. Nancy Tolman on June 21, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    This is the most difficult part of aging – losing your dearest and best friends . I miss her.

  2. Dotty on June 21, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    So sorry to have lost a wonderful friend! We had great times together and many laughs! We almost became In laws, but when that did not work out we remained strong in our friendship !!!Imiss her, and send lots of love to her girls, And grandchildren

  3. Jean T & Carol S on June 22, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    How nice to read about who she was. A special women and a survivor. Pray she is at peace. Send our blessings to our dear friend MJ.

  4. Karen Porter on June 22, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Janie was one of a kind and one of my favorite people. Whenever Jane was around you knew there wouldn’t be a dull moment and that there would be a lot of laughs. I will miss her naughty sense of humor and her filterless commentary on the goings-on around her. She was a fierce and loyal friend to my mother and loved her even when Alzheimer’s stole the best parts of her. I will miss Jane always but will talk about her til the end of my life…some of my best stories feature Jane in the starring role. I love you, Jane.

  5. Sue Egan on June 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    We were just talking about Jane the other day. I was one of the people that Jane helped along the way and her kindness and candor will always be appreciated. Rest peacefully. -Sue and Dave E.

  6. Dale J. Balog on June 23, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Jane was a lovely lady and so caring and kind. She “made a difference.” I met her in her Senior Years and she was a dynamo of energy—always ready to help out when and where needed at the Scituate Senior Center. My sincere condolences to her family for their Loss.

  7. Ann Marie Thompson on June 23, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Jane was a wonderful woman who also hepled me on my journey. The last time zi saw her was in South Shore ER where I was alone and waiting on results…..I did not speak to her as she was with her family. But I will remember the wink she ga e me….because I knew she remembered me. Thank you Jane. Hou will never know how many you helped. I am one of them. Thank you, Rest in Eternal Peace…God Bless your family.

  8. Pat MacIsaac on June 24, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Jane, you were a gift to all of us that knew you!
    I was honored to know you and to travel to Medjugorie with you. As well as being a part of our extended Medjugorie family where we would share a meal , talk about life and pray the rosary together. You will be missed and please know dear friend that you are dearly loved!
    Please watch over your family and friends.

  9. Jennifer Hubbard Alba on June 27, 2020 at 12:16 am

    I had such fond memories of Jane. Being one of Lydia’s best friends I’ll never forget her sense of humor and advice. Her chuckle and that sparkle in her eye made you feel happy and warm. Sending love and peace to her many friends and family. Rest in peace xo

  10. Linda pattison on June 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Jane was an extraordinary woman so giving to any one she will be gravely missed

  11. Beth Murphy on June 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to all of you. I was so blessed to have your mom in my life. She was my first sponsor and she spent hours with me just listening and guiding. What a gift in my life.
    I feel like I know all of you because your mother m loved you all so much, she spoke often about what great people her children were and how much she loved her grandchildren. Can’t believe they are adults!
    Jane was an inspiration, a love, an advocate, and a hard worker, she will be missed by so many. One of her frequent spots to go was Hingham square where you could always find Jane with newcomers and she would listen and guide for hours, she had the patience of a saint!
    God bless all of you and may you find some peace in knowing that someone so close to you is now so close to God!

  12. Mandy Burgoon on July 2, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Dear Mary Jane, Nancy, Lydia and Eddie, I am so saddened to hear about your mom/sister. Jane was such a special person in my life. I will always have fond memories of our dinners with friends, and her long visits in our shop.Her sense of humor was incredible!!! Such a caring, sweet woman. She even hosted my wedding shower in her home on Elm St!!!! I will miss her tremendously but know that a spirit like hers lives on and she will forever be near all of her family. My love goes out to all of you.

  13. Carol Hiltz - Rowe on July 3, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I never got to follow Jane throughout her life, but hearing all the remarkable statements about her is wonderful to know. I went to high school with her and remember her as a beautiful and friendly girl. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Rev. Mother Sudha Puri (Dr. Susan Schrager) on July 5, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Jane was a wonderful, faithful and thoughtful member of our congregation for many years. Her inner life was so strong and its fruits touched many wherever she was. Her insight born of experience, courage and perseverance in transformation…and a delightful sense of humor..enriched us all.

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