Melanie J. Feintuch

Melanie Jean Feintuch of North Andover, MA passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on April 3, 2018 at The Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA. She was born May 2, 1943 in Jersey City, NJ to parents Sidney Feintuch and Helen Lomax Feintuch. She grew up in Hackensack NJ where she graduated from Hackensack High School and went on to graduate with a BS in Mathematics from St Lawrence University. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

Prior to living in North Andover, Ms. Feintuch resided in Reading, MA for 39 years. She enjoyed gardening, trips to the beach and spending time with her family and pets.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Edward Watters of Carlisle, MA, her son, Peter J. Olinski of Pembroke, MA and her three grandchildren Aiden Olinski, Teddy Watters and Caroline Watters.

The family wishes to convey their thanks to all of the supportive friends and family during her time of illness, especially, Melanie’s cousin Maxine Feintuch and husband Gene Burr of Piscataway, N.J..

Per her wishes, services will be private and for immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PanCAN.Org or Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.


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  1. Linda Jordan on April 3, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    To Pete and Gwen, my deepest condolences to you and your family! I remember your Mom as being so sweet and kind. She was a great person, and as sad as this is for you, remember ALL the good times!! Sit and talk and laugh about your memories you have!! She is in a much better place, heaven has gained another angel for sure!! ❤ ❤

  2. Carol Baker on April 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Peter and Gwen, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this time. Our deepest sympathy.
    Carol and John

  3. Jamie & Mickey Wilbert on April 4, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Gwen & Pete, I’m so very happy we were all able to get together for those few days on the Cape just a few years back. It leaves a memory of happy times and good family fun. I am so very sorry for your loss. She will be forever missed.

  4. Bob and Joyce Cameron on April 4, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Dear Gwen and Peter, As you know, Melanie and I were cousins and over the years were very, very close friends even though much of the time we did not live close by. We had many happy family times at wonderful Lomax family get togethers when both our families lived in Hackensack and vacationed at Cape Cod. We will miss Melanie very much. Love to you and all in your family. Bob and Joyce

  5. Art Egerton on April 4, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Peter and Aiden,

    My condolences. Things are tough now, but they will gradually get better.

  6. Louisa Cameron on April 5, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Gwen and Peter,
    I have known your mom my whole life, first when I was very little and we all lived together in Hackensack. I have some wonderful photos of her visiting and playing with me, when I was a baby. I remember her later on as a young mother, bringing the both of you to my grandmother’s–your Aunt Margie’s–house on the Cape. When we all got older, we continued to share fun times together with your mom on Cape Cod. I’ll never forget “decadence,” when it was time to sit out in the yard for “happy hour.” There were also donuts for breakfast, because, after all, it was vacation, and the hours you, Gwen, and you mom spent at Skaket Beach, floating in giant inner tubes. Melanie was a lot of fun and an amazing person–strong, determined, smart. She will be greatly missed.
    Love, Louisa and Rob

  7. Kristen (perrault) Paolino on April 6, 2018 at 2:33 am

    Gwen & Peter, my deepest sympathy at the passing of your mom. I know your heartache and it’s hard. Terribly hard! Keep the happy memories close to your heart. The tough ones will make you stronger. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you strength to carry you through these challenging times.

  8. Jill Colver on July 29, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I’m saddened to learn of Melanie’s passing. She and I were roommates at St. Lawrence and pledged Pi Beta Phi together. I once visited her on the cape where she was waitressing. I looked for her at our SLU 50th reunion and missed seeing her there. I have thought of her many times over the years.

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