Welcome to the memorial page for

Cira Jeanette (Triolo) McAllister

August 3, 2017

Cira Jeanette "Jaye" (Triolo) McAllister, of Cohasset, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away suddenly on August 3 after a brief illness. 

Jaye was born in Bedford, Massachusetts and when she was two years old her family moved to Northport, New York where she grew up happily as the only girl chasing her two much older brothers around.

She attended Northport High School and then went on to Adelphi College where she met the love of her life Donald McAllister and the two were married on August 17, 1963. She passed away two weeks before their 54th wedding anniversary.

Jaye and Don lived in Queens, and East Meadow, New York for many years until they settled in Cohasset in 1979. 

Jaye loved and enjoyed people, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren most of all. Her forte was telling stories of all kinds, especially stories about her life and experiences. She was the ultimate mother, sharing advice with her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and anyone who would listen and we will miss receiving weekly copies of Dear Abby articles from her.

She loved going to the beach, attempting to grow her own tomatoes, baking sweets with her girls, watching television and critiquing her favorite shows. She was a voracious reader but nothing was more important to her than her family.

Jaye had many names in her lifetime. She was born Cira Maria Jeanette Triolo and was called Jeanette as a child, Darling by her mother and Dolly by her father. She reinvented her name as Jaye in college and was known by Jaye to her friends to the end. Her favorite name was MeMe, given to her by her first grandchild Ryan when he could not say Grammy as she had intended. 

Survivors include her husband Donald of Cohasset, daughter Dawn Lynch and her husband Robert and their children Ryan and Erica of Scituate; daughter Robin McDonough and her husband Patrick and their children Kyle and Jake of Canton; daughter Erin Sweeney and her husband Sean and their children Gabriel and Cira of Scituate; a brother Peter Triolo of Damariscotta,  Maine and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonino and Cira (D'Anna) Triolo and her brother Nino Triolo.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 7 from 4 to 7 in the evening at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 South Main Street, Cohasset. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony Parish, 10 Summer Street, Cohasset, on Tuesday, August 8 at 10 am. Burial will follow in the Beechwood Cemetery.

 Service Information

American Legion Service
August 7, 2017

4:00 PM

American Legion Service
August 8, 2017

10:00 AM

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