Age 90, passed away on May 6, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jane was born on June 23, 1925 in Lackawanna, New York, the daughter of Antonio and Giacondina (Oddy) DeSantis. Jane was married to Orlando A. Conti on June 23, 1945; they were married for 63 years. They resided in Detroit until 1952, before moving to Mount Clemens where they raised their family and remained until August 1997, when they retired to Lansing. Jane was employed for 33 years in the Business Office of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Mount Clemens. Throughout her entire life, Jane’s focus was always on her children and family. Her greatest joy each year was preparing the elaborate homemade Italian Christmas dinners. She was a gifted gardener and was known for her beautiful chrysanthemum beds. Jane had a special love and compassion for all animals, especially dogs.
She was preceded in death by her husband Orlando; her son Anthony of Lansing, MI, grandson, Anthony and sisters, Theresa DiBlasi and Lucy Davis.
Surviving are: children, Nicholas (Vergie) of Bloomfield Hills, MI, John (Donna) of Memphis, MI, Theresa Conti-Schaser (Richard) of Westerville, OH; daughter-in-law Sharon Conti, of Lansing, MI, 6 grandchildren, Todd Pelton (Kris), Matthew (Susan), Zachary, Susan Johnson (Mark), Monica Scott (Marquis), and Aaron (Caitlin); 6 great grandchildren, Hailey and Amber Pelton, Nicholas and Claire Johnson, Giana and Olivia Scott; sister, Irene DeSerio of Fort Collins, CO, and many loving nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw, Lansing, MI with the Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917, with Fr. John Klein presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Eaton Community Palliative Care Residences, 2675 South Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813 http://www.echospice.org/ or The St. Gerard Parish Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 4437 W. Willow Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917. Online condolences may be left at www.estesleadley.com