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Jillian M. Slatas

Died: 2017-11-12
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Jillian Maura Slatas passed from this world at her home on Nov 12, 2017. She was born Aug 20, 1991 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Jillian was a graduate of Bentley University in 2013, soon after graduation she decided nursing was her calling and was in the process of completing her pre-requisite studies at Cape Cod Community College for her nursing degree. She once said she had the ability to look into others souls and feel their pain and thus the calling to heal and save others. This she accomplished in many ways throughout her life. Her sweet joyful spirit and large empathetic heart is unmatched. Jillian's grace and energy lit up the room, her smile so bright warmed people's hearts. Jillian's uncanny ability to make one feel special and loved will leave an everlasting impact etched within their hearts forever. She was our living angel.

Survivors include her cherished mother, Christine E. Lahiff of Topsfield, Mass, her adored and loving father Alan Slatas of NYC, New York and her soul mate, sister and twin flame Devin Slatas of Santa Monica, California. Also survived by her loving grandmother Edna Lahiff of Arlington, Massachusetts and grandparents Arlene and Bernie Slatas of Boca Raton, Florida. She was predeceased by her dear “Papa” John M. Lahiff of Arlington. Lovingly remembered and missed by her dear Aunts, Uncles and sweet cousins.



"In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jillian Slatas name to Boston Medical Center, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, c/o Development Office, 801 Massachusetts Avenue 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02118."

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Praying for Chris, Devin and whole family, so very sorry for your loss. Denise C.
Words cannot express how profoundly sorry we are for Jillian's sudden passing. Sissy, Alan, and Devin, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Michael, Susanne and Jillian Friel.
Chris, my heart is aching for all of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend always ~Tina
Chris, Alan and Devin, We are at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. Sheila and Steve Pawlowski
Dear Chris, Alan and Devin, We are absolutely heartbroken over the loss of sweet, beautiful Jillian. Words seem inadequate to express the immense sadness we feel over your loss. Remembering you and Jillian in our minds and in our hearts. xoxoxoxo With sincere sympathy and love, Lillian, Nick, Nicholas and Brianna
Chris you are constantly in my thoughts, sending hugs and love your way. So sorry to you and all your family. May the great times you share with Jillian carry you though the tough times ahead. Praying for you all. Love you, Vange
Sending love and light to all of you. In friendship, Mary Mazzeo
I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I just want you to know I am here for you. Will pray for you and your family every day. Love, Val V.
Chris, I am so truly sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts. -Kim Pollard
Chris, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Liz L.
Dear Sissy (and all of the Lahiff extended clan) our hearts are with you. We know words cannot truly express how much we can feel your pain and can only offer our thoughts and support to help in any way we can. Rosemarie, Thom, Tim and Kevin and the entire Connolly clan.
Hi to all the family and friends of Jillian. I am Dr. Jack and I had the all too brief experience of teaching Microbiology to Jillian this semester at Cape Cod Community College. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Dear Chris, Thinking of you with Sympathy and hoping all your great memories will help you thru. So sorry for your loss, Sandy B.
Hello to all the family. Jillian was my first sponsor in NA. She taught me to be strong. She taught to be brave. She helped me to stay clean and learn the steps the NA way for the first year of my recovery. Jill always knew what to say when I was struggling. I loved her and respected her so much and i ALWAYS will. She taught me how to be a good sponsor to other women and I will forever hold her in my heart. I am so sorry and I send all my love to you. Jill meant so much to me. You are all in my prayers. Love always, MaryBeth B.
I will never forget the first time I met Jillian. She was about 3 years old when Alan brought the most beautiful curly-haired child to our house. We were still in the process of building on Vera Road and Jillian was exploring while we talked to Alan. Suddenly, Jillian told Alan she needed to "go" so Alan took her home. A short while later, I found a "present" that Jillian had left in one of our bathrooms where the toilet had not yet been hooked up! I was so very fortunate to watch her grow into an amazing young woman. Chris, Alan and Devin - words cannot convey my sorrow for your loss. Chris, Hannah & Jack Lindberg
To Jillian's family and friends. I did not have the opportunity to interact directly with Jillian. She was a Microbiology student at Cape Cod Community College, and her passing saddens us all. Dr Hemant Chikarmane, on behalf of the Division of Science, Math, and Engineering, and especially the Department of Science.
To Jillian's family and friends. I did not have the opportunity to meet Jillian in person, she was a microbiology student at Cape Cod Community College, and a valued member of the college community. Her passing saddens us all, most especially the Department of Science. Dr Hemant Chikarmane, Dean - Science, Math, and Engineering.
I'm a friend of Alan's from Aquinnah-- one of Stephen DiRado's friends. Can't imagine what you're going through, Alan-- you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.... Tom Morrissey
Dear Chris, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter....I am sure her beloved Papa is giving her a big Lahiff hug. We love you.You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. All our love, Frances ,Ann,Mary,Paul and John
Dear Devin, Chris and Alan, I was Jill and Devin's high school art teacher at Masconomet and my daughter Sarah graduated from Masco with Jill in 2009. Your daughters and I shared a lot during our time in class together as well as our love for Martha's Vineyard where we both had homes and history. I cannot tell you how heavy my heart is with your loss. Jill had such an open heart. I lost my sister unexpectedly at a young age and it was devastating for all of us. We ultimately learned that my sister had had a profound impact on the lives of so many others (like Jill) and this helped us through a lot of very dark days that followed her death. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.... Terry Meinelt
Chris, Alan, Devin, and the rest of the Slatas clan: I'm sorry doesn't even begin to cut it.... I'm absolutely speechless. I had the pleasure of spending every waking moment of my year and a half at Bentley (and then some) with Jillybeans. Our long car rides to nowhere, the endless scheming, the yoga classes, Bruins games, concerts in ridiculous outfits, the list goes on forever. But every decision, good and bad, was made with Jillian by my side, and I will forever be grateful to her for the loyalty, love, and endless joy she brought to my life. Jill was an unbelievable friend. She had the most contagious laugh, the most beautiful smile, and could convince me anything was an incredible idea with the look in her eyes. But her determination and perseverance was unmatched; she was a fighter at heart. It is with the heaviest heart that I send my deepest condolences; she deserved to win this fight. Sending your family all my love and prayers. - Irene Pasquale
Dear Chris, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter....I am sure her beloved Papa is giving her a big Lahiff hug. We love you.You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Frances ,Ann,Mary,Paul andJohn
Chris, Alan, Devin and extended family: Our family is in shock to hear this news. We want to tell you how sorry we are for your unbelievable loss. We are so glad to have known Jillian since she was a little girl and seeing her grow up to be a beautiful woman. We will never forget the times we spent with her up here in our neighborhood with her and your family and will treasure those memories forever. Rest In Peace beautiful, sweet Jillian. Love, Linda, Wade, Justin and Briana Maribito
Dear Chris - I've been thinking of you and of Jillian ever since learning the sad news of her passing. I remember what a beautiful and poised young woman she was when she would sometimes come in to our offices at Bentley, when you worked here and she was a student. The moving words about her at this site illustrate that she was just as beautiful on the inside. If only there was a way to go back in time to save her. May you find some measure of comfort in the very difficult days ahead from the love and support of your family and friends. Sending warm wishes and prayers your way...... Emily R.
Dear Sissy and family, Words cannot express how truly sorry I am to hear of Jillian’s passing. My heart is breaking for all of you. She was truly a beautiful girl and was taken away too young. I know that one day at a time, one hour a a time is not possible right now, so I pray one minute at a time will get you through along with your memories and love in your heart for her. My sincere condolences and my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family. 💔
My heart, prayers and love are sent to you Devin, and your family. Your bond with Jillian, your other half, your soul twin flame, was truly unlike any I have ever seen among siblings. She was a beautiful soul and she left this world a better place because of her love. I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your joyful memories and in knowing she will always be connected to you in a way no one else may understand except you and her. I am here if there is anything I can do, please let me know. —Sarah Paulson
Dear Chris, Devin and Alan...we were truly devastated to hear of Jillian's passing. We hold dear the cherished memories of our children together with yours on Stanley Road. Jillian was beautiful in so many ways. Our hearts are heavy and our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Fondly, Bill. Pat, Rachel, Kelly, Will and Matt Flaherty
Chris, Alan, and Devin, We are so saddened by Jillian’s passing and wanted to send our thoughts and prayers your way. Those kids of Sugar Hills Estates were fun to watch grow up. It sounds she would have made an exceptional nurse. May she Rest In Peace.
To Jillians family - she was wonderful to my little boy (Benjamin Varela-Imprescia).. cared for him, spent time with him, played and did arts and crafts with him. She will be missed greatly by my son. I have a painting they just painted a few weeks ago and will keep that around forever. She was accepting and kind and I am grateful to have met her. Beautiful Spirit. - Kirstie I
Dear Sissy and family, Words cannot express how truly sorry I am to hear of Jillian’s passing. My heart is breaking for all of you. She was truly a beautiful girl and was taken away too young. I know that one day at a time and one hour at a time is not possible right now. So, I pray that one minute at a time will get you through each day, along with your memories and love in your heart for her. My sincere condolences and my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family. Love, Dale (Keri’s Mom)
Dear Jillian’s family, Jilly & I had a date to go to lunch however our date never came. I worked with this beautiful child of yours and I as well as anyone who met her absolutely loved her!! My tears are immense and my heart is so very heavy, with her passing. She always said she had “bad luck with cars” and her Dad “knew” this but that he always helped her figure out transportation! She had us all laughing and our days were lighter when she was on shift!! We are truly missing an Jillian Angel 😇 here on Earth and I mean that from the bottom of my heart❤️. God Bless all of you, her loved ones in the time ahead.
Beth Lombardo
Dear Chris and family, Our hearts are broken to hear about Jill. We were so fortunate to see her in September with so many of her Masco friends and we will always treasure those memories. One of my favorite memories of Jill was when she was an intern in my preschool class when she was in Masco and the children adored her because she was always so happy, smiling, and so easy-going. Jill was truly beautiful inside and out. Debbie Connery (& Joe, Matt, Steph, Molly and Brian)
Chris, Alan, Devin... The heavens must have opened wide for Jillian. We still admire her and Devin's bright energy in pictures taken in our neighborhood years ago. May her resplendent smile accompany you in all your memories. Our sincere condolences, thoughts, prayers, and love are with you & your family. Irene Kastrinakis (and Kosta, Alexi, and Melina)
Dear Chris, So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you. Jim Cummings
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Though I didn't know Jullian personally, her effervescent joy of life was recognized by my colleagues and friends that had the blessing of knowing her. May your memories bring joy and peace. Many thoughts and prayers are sent your way....Tammy Saben, 4C's
Chris, Alan, and Devin, we are devastated to hear of the passing of Jillian. There are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. She will always be remembered by us as a kind and young spirit. We send prayers for peace and comfort in this tragic time. Linda, Brett, and Michaela Quimby
Our sincere condolences to the loss of your beautiful daughter Jillian. May she rest in peace. The Valeri family
Dear Chris and family, our hearts are broken to hear the sad news. Please know that we are praying for you and are sending our deepest condolences. Love & Blessings, Susan & Brian Borst

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