|Birth: ||May 21, 1923|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 26, 2011|
JEAN MARIE WISNESKI VAN VIERDEN died of colon cancer in League City, TX on May 26, 2011. Her daughter was with her when she died. Jean was born in Kingston, NY on May 21, 1923. She was the daughter of Adolph G. (Irv) and Marie (Weishaupt) Wisneski. She graduated from St. Peter's School and Kingston High School. She married Leslie Irving Van Vlierden on August 22,1943, and they had three daughters.
Jean worked at Skyline Manufacturing as a floor supervisor until her husband returned from the service. She then created a home, gardened, canned, and made all her daughters' clothing. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of Ulster Hose No. 5 and made the tents for their bazaars. All this sewing was accomplished on a treadle sewing machine!
Once all the girls were in school, Jean went to work for the Telephone Company. She stayed for 28 ½ years. After retirement she was active with the Telephone Company Pioneers and served as treasurer for her high school reunion committee. Jean never had the opportunity to travel until shortly before she retired, but she made up for it. She loved pandas, and welcomed the chance to see them in person at the San Diego Zoo. While in California, she also spent time in San Francisco, and despite experiencing the 7.1 earthquake, said, as in the song, she'd left her heart there. She visited all of the states along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and Saba in the Dutch West Indies, and London, England.. She was delighted to meet the Oak Ridge Boys backstage before a performance in Branson, MO. She enjoyed working jigsaw and word search puzzles, stitching counted cross stitch pieces, reading, traveling, and sitting on the patio watching the fish and birds, and the dog chasing squirrels. She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Van Vlierden, her daughter, Joyce Marie Van Vlierden, her parents, brothers Leo and Robert, sister Rosemary, and son-in-law Henry Haywood Robbins. She is survived by her daughters Shirley Robbins of League City, TX, and Janet (Mrs. Michael) Romeo of Catskill, NY, brother, Irving (Estelle) Wisneski of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren: Michael Romeo of Buffalo, NY, and Rebecca (Mrs. Glenn) King of Athens, NY; and four great-grandchildren: Andrew King, and Michael, Ava and Matthew Romeo. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
The family extends its thanks to Jean's team of doctors and a special thanks to the staff and volunteers of Hospice Care Team.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Hospice Care Team, 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, TX 77591-2436, or the charity of your choice. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 10:30am at Shrine of the True Cross, 300 FM 517 E, Dickinson, TX 77539 with Father Larry Wilson officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Joseph Leahy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Ave, Kingston, New York, 12401 (845) 331-3272. A Mass will follow on Friday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Kingston, NY with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Kingston.
Saint Marys Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Kenneth Hockin
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70725080