Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jane L. Nyiri-Jones

Midlothian, Va. -- Jane L. Nyiri-Jones, age 62, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 4, 2011, at her residence. Jane was born to Stephen and Dolores “Jeanne” (Née: Sherman) Nyiri in Racine, WI, April 5, 1949.

Jane attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1967.” Moving to the Washington, DC, area in 1970, Jane furthered her education and graduated with a degree in business and horticulture from Virginia State College. She was initially employed by the FBI and later by New York Life and sales with Pinkerton Tobacco Company where she was awarded top sales manager. Gardening was very therapeutic for Jane. She shared her floral creations with the Cancer House, neighbors and friends. A survivor herself, Jane also enjoyed volunteering with cancer patients in Hospice. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her parents, Stephen and Jeanne; Aunt Helen and Chester Leskowicz; cousins, many friends in Virginia and Racine. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 17, 2011, at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with Rev. Sean Granger officiating. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Joseph Grade School, Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Hope Fund, or the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Bill Barto, Faye Austin, Lois Eckard and the staff at St. Christopher’s Assisted Living for their kind and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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