Jane E. (Zwicker) Dolloff

  • Born: April 24, 1928
  • Died: January 19, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

mail@robinsonfuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family


Jane E. (Zwicker) Dolloff, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. She was 92.

Born on April 24, 1928 in Medford, Jane is one of three children of the late Ralph B. and Minnie B. (Westhaver) Zwicker of Nova Scotia, Canada. She grew up in Malden and received her nursing degree from Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the late 1940's.

Jane married and moved to Melrose to raise her family. While raising four children, she worked full time as an LPN for 20 years and loved taking care of her patients. Later, she worked as an Office Manager at dental offices in Melrose and Wakefield before fully retiring at age 79. By example, she taught her children and grandchildren the rewards of hard work, caring for others, and most of all love for family.

A woman with a smile that could light up a room and a warm and bubbly personality, Jane endeared herself to her friends, and was a large presence in her adored family. She was a great listener and storyteller, always witty and fun to be around. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and never missed a school function, game, dance recital, or any chance to spend time with them. Her family was her greatest joy.

In her retirement she enjoyed the twice-yearly family get togethers, traveling to Pennsylvania and Nova Scotia to visit family members, and floating in a pool. She also loved to knit. Over the years, she made many baby blankets, sweaters, and hats for her 14 grandchildren and her 18 great grandchildren as well as for children of extended family and friends. However, the one craft she is most well-known for is her hand-knit Christmas Stocking. Over the years she made each of her children, grandchildren, and others an original and beautiful Christmas stocking, truly gifts to be treasured.

Jane also enjoyed ballroom dancing, playing cards, spending time on the beach looking for sand dollars, and baking her family- famous "Half-Way Cookies." In recent years, she enjoyed watching football, and especially loved the Patriots. This past year, however she realized it wasn't the Patriot's team she loved, it was Tom Brady!

Jane's smile, love of life, and love she showed others will be deeply missed by all those blessed to have had her in their life.

Jane was the beloved mother of Eugene Dolloff and his late wife, Denise (Marcoux), and his companion Charlotte of PA, Larry Dolloff and his wife Ginny of Saco, ME, Stephen Dolloff and his wife Stephanie of Bradford, and Susan DeFraia and her husband Joseph of Hampton, NH. Loving sister of the late Ralph Zwicker and Eleanor "Ellie" Kennaday and her surviving husband Jack. Also survived by thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Services for Jane will be private. To view a live stream of the services, please click on https://my.gather.app/remember/jane-dolloff on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:30am.

Gifts in Jane's memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd, Ste. 301, Framingham, MA. 01701


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I tried calling all the numbers that I had for Jane this morning, making my annual",happy birthday once a year call" oh how I wish I had not waited a whole year but had just picked up the phone on one of the many times I thought of her through out the year ! I'm sorry for your loss Suzie and Joe, she was a beautiful person.

Posted by roberta miller miller - north reading, MA - Coworker   April 24, 2021

Sarah, May you and your family feel her beautiful light shine down all over wishing Gods sunshine rays on your skin. You carry all of her loving qualities and I enjoyed reading and learning about her wonderful soul within this. Thank you for sharing this, I pray you always are surrounded by her beautiful soul-shine and sweet embrace. Lots of love to you and all of your family ❤

Posted by Holly Begin - Derry, NH - Friend   January 27, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Gene. I will always remember her tremendous spirit, and her love of life and family. She will be sorely missed. Our love goes out to you and everyone in the Dolloff tribe at this time. Much love, Lilibet and Alan Coe

Posted by Lilibet Coe - Charlottesville, VA - Friend   January 27, 2021

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So sorry for your loss Susie and family always loved your Mom

Posted by Donna Foster - Salem, NH - Friend   January 26, 2021

To the entire Dolloff Family,
Very sorry for your Loss, My prayers are with the Dolloff family at this time.

Posted by Charlie & Diane Shay - Billerica, MA - Friend   January 25, 2021

Gene and siblings,Your Mother was a good
Influence on us.Jane was an encouraging presence in my life around Melrose in 60's,70's and 80's.She will be missed! Tom Feeley

Posted by Tom Feeley - Andover,Ma, MA - Friend   January 24, 2021

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Frank DiFraia and Roy Bauer

Posted by Frank Dufraia - Melrose, MA   January 24, 2021

I remember what a wonderful friend Jane was to my mother Peg Blatchford. They worked together for years as nurses at Pond View NH. Denise and Gene were in High School with me class of 63.
Many fond memories. My sympathies to the family

Posted by Barbara George(Blatchford) - The Colony, TX - Friend   January 24, 2021

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Glenn & Heidi Eramo - Friend   January 24, 2021

Steve & family,
My sincerest sympathies to all of you. May her memory be a blessing.
Cheryl (Giuliotti) Ganis

Posted by A friend   January 23, 2021

My heart is heavy for she had huge impact and positive influence in my life. Although I had not seen her in quite sometime the wonderful memories we created will stay with me through life and forever. I loved her and will miss her. My sympathy to her whole family and everyone who has had the priviledge to meet her.

Posted by Margaret Smith - Northfield, NH - Family Friend   January 23, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Dolloff Family. I was a classmate of Steve (class of 68).

Posted by Peter Tai - Classmate   January 23, 2021

To the Dolloff Family,
My sincerest condolences to you all. She will forever remain in your hearts. RIP, Mrs. Dolloff.

Posted by Pamela Beckford - Melrose, MA - Classmate   January 23, 2021

There are no words to express of how much Jane meant to me! I loved her as if we were family, and I will miss her very much!
My condolences to each and every one of you, whom, I have had the pleasure of meeting in person, or hearing about you over the years!
G-d Bless Her, and May She Rest in Peace!❤

Posted by Annette Snyderman - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 22, 2021


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