Janis A. Cravotta

Janis Ann Cravotta, 69, of Chelsea passed away on Monday with her family by her side at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center after battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for the last year. She was the beloved daughter of Angelina (Nigro) and Joseph Esposito and sister to Steven, Joseph, Michele and Paul Esposito. Janis worked at the Berkowitz Elementary School in Chelsea for 12 years. Janis loved spending time with all of her nieces, nephews and grandchildren. During her earlier years she coached her son, John Cravotta of Danvers, and his hockey team. More recently she attended many concerts with her daughter, Destiny Summa of Chelsea. She also supported her daughter throughout all her aspirations and accomplishments. Jan was known as the “Drama Mama” at Destiny’s high school where she spent countless hours baking, cooking, fundraising and attending her shows. Janis will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

All are invited to attend her funeral Mass, Friday, January 4, 2019 at 10:00AM in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Avenue, Revere, MA 02151 followed by burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, MA. Boston Cremation is handling arrangements.


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  1. Michele Esposito-Flynn on January 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    My sister taught me to fight for myself no matter the cause. She always stuck by me no matter the issue. Even though we had been separated for several years, our relationship was still solid even after we reconnected. I have learned that the bond between sisters can never be broken. I will always carry her with me in my heart and cherish the memories of our past together. I love you Jan and I always will.

  2. Jamie troville on January 3, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I will miss you my bff.. you were an inspiration to all around you.. and a devoted wife mother to all your family and friends.. I will always remember all the fun we all had together and watching our children grow up.. I am so lucky to have had you in my life.. rest easy my friend.. love you jan

  3. Patricia T Esposito on January 3, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Rest now, Ana. You spent a lifetime taking care of others, and you loved doing it; we are sad, our hearts and minds are very heavy with grief and memories.
    We will miss you always.
    ~Love, Patti Esposito

  4. Matt Santos on January 3, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Last time I saw you I was 3 and you were helping me blow out my candles you mean a lot to me and my family Rest In Peace

  5. Steven Espisito on January 3, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    To my sister
    I will always love you and you will always be remembered . You will be missed and I will also miss bringing you your turkey and pies for Thanksgiving. Rest now no more pain,you are at peace.

    Love you ❤️

  6. Lucille on January 4, 2019 at 2:03 am

    So sorry for your loss may she Rest In Peace and May her memories bring you happiness

  7. Jacob Matthew Burke on January 4, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Mama Jan was the sweetest, most selfless woman I’ve ever met. She embodied the virtues of kindness and charity in the measure that all of us should aspire to. Her impeccable sense of care to others and her strive for independence were unmatched. Her humor, wit and generally lovable personality made her stand out as the most versatile source of company–brimming with character, love and passion which seeped into every element of her life. I will never forget her; and while right now my heart hurts at this loss of a precious, unforgettable life, I am also of the mind that her spirit will remain–as well as the countless memories I can recount of laughing and enjoying life with her. This is a tragic moment, but it will not and cannot ever overshadow the happiness that Jan spread to everyone around her. May she rest in peace.

  8. Pat Bastek on January 4, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You have a very special family. He will take good care of you.

  9. Melanie Esposito on January 5, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I love you auntie you made me a better person in life you were always ready to help people ,you’re the reason I became a nurse and you also taught me laugh ,yours is contagious and I’ll love you for ever

  10. Mary and Steve Turner on January 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Cravotta and Esposito families on Jans passing.
    May the memories you cherish and the love you hold in your hearts sustain you
    during this very difficult time
    Rest in peace my friend, you will so very missed

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