Marlborough – Jane (Duridas) Sabella, 91, of Marlborough, died Saturday January 14, 2023, at Marie Esther Health Center in Marlborough, MA. She was the daughter of the late Chris and Sofia (Zaracovtou) Duridas and the wife of the late Joseph J. Sabella of Marlborough who died in 1979. She was also predeceased by her six brothers and sisters, George Duridas, Peggy Morelli, John Duridas, Mary DeSantis, Helen Cantz, and Charles Duridas.
Jane was born in Marlborough and spent her early childhood years there before moving to Milford with her large, loving family. She attended Milford Public Schools and after, started working at a hat factory which put her expert sewing skills to work. In later years, she worked for the Sebastian Co. of Hudson painting figurines with a meticulous hand which appealed to her perfectionist personality. Together with her husband Joe, they raised their four children in Marlborough. She provided a loving and warm upbringing, especially through her love of books and her Greek heritage.
Jane enjoyed many activities. She was in a bowling league for many years. She loved family trips to the beach, Hampton, Rockport, Newport and more, where many memories were made and she never left without a lobster dinner. She was an avid reader and a trivia buff. She loved classic movies, crossword puzzles, Bingo, and never missed Jeopardy. She was a devoted New England Patriots fan, and watched every game. She loved antiquing and could never drive by a yard sale without stopping. She enjoyed lunching with the ladies to discuss the topics of the day. Jane shared many happy years with her companion Paul Lafayette of Marlborough. Jane thrived for many years and loved living in her little home. She will be remembered for her classic beauty and movie star smile. Jane lived an incredible life and will always be remembered for her grace, kindness, and her loving soul.
She is survived by her children, Victoria Sahagian and James Powers of Worcester, Andrea McAuliffe and her husband Teddy of Northborough, Steven Sabella and his wife Elena of Rhode Island, and David Sabella and his wife Lisa of Phillipston.
She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Sean Sahagian, Ashley Simoncini and her husband Ryan, Leah Mincey, Ryley Powers, and Christian, Ryan, and Steven Girouard. She is also survived by her great grandson Leonardo.
The family would like to thank the nurses at Marie Esther for their care of Jane in her last days.
Visiting hours will be on Monday January 23, 2023, from 9:00-10:30 am at Slattery Funeral Home 40 Pleasant st Marlborough, MA 01752. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11:00. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St, Marlborough, MA.