Jeannette June Pierro (St. Onge), 90, was called home to Heaven on Monday February 18, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Manchester. Born in Putnam CT on June 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary St. Onge (Schools) and one of nine children. In her teens she lived with and worked for a doctor’s family in Hartford. On July 7, 1944 (age 16) she attended the 1944 Great Circus with friends of that family and survived the Great Circus Fire. It was also in Hartford that she met Michael at a Saturday night dance. At age 19, they were married August 16, 1947. They were married for 70 years. She worked part-time for a catering business for a short time but most of her time was spent as a homemaker and mom. She loved being a mom and always put her family first. She was a woman of faith and a member of St. James Church in Manchester.
Jeannette enjoyed a close family life, sharing family stories, birthday gatherings, holiday get togethers, going to the casino, scratching lottery tickets and being around family and friends. She was on a bowling league for years. She loved working or being outdoors or with nature and animals. She enjoyed feeding/watching the birds and loved visits from her grandchildren and granddog Stevie. She learned how to make homemade raviolis and other delicious Italian recipes from her mother-in-law. She loved watching the UCONN men’s and women’s basketball. She enjoyed camping with the family and the Holiday Ramblers. Family vacations included camping all over the USA but her favorite destinations were the annual trips to Myrtle Beach, SC and Sebago Lake, ME. She was a great mom, wife, good loyal friend and those that knew her loved being with her.
Jeannette was predeceased by her husband Michael, son Warren and grandson Warren Armand Pierro. She joins them in Heaven along with her brothers Bill, Charlie, Arthur, Armand and her beloved sister Edna. She leaves behind her three children; son Michael and his wife Linda of Coventry, daughter Janice and her wife Daphne Dristy of Manchester, son David of Manchester and daughter-in-law Sara Pierro of Old Saybrook. In addition, granddaughters Susan, Kelsey, Brittany, Olivia, grandsons Jonathan, Erik, great granddaughter Laurel Ann, great grandson Thomas, her brothers Robert, Ronnie, Peter St. Onge and their families as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Heaven has an angel. She will be missed. A special thanks to Jenny who was more than just her care-taker, Andrea who always made Jeannette laugh, and Pastor Joyce for her spiritual support. Thank you to the VNA Hospice team who were compassionate and supportive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 2nd at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St. Manchester followed by burial in East Cemetery 220 East Center St. Manchester. Family and friends may call on Friday March 1st from 5-8 p.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center Street Manchester. Donations can be made in Jeannette’s name to Manchester Area Conference of Churches Pantry, P.O. Box 3804 Manchester, CT 06045-3804 or online at www.macc-ct.org. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
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