Henrietta Gennaro, 87, of Niceville, Fla., passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Aug. 22, 2014, with family at her side.
She is survived by her son, Jim Gennaro of Crestview, Fla.; three grandchildren, Lisa (Gennaro) Biller, Thief River Falls, Minn., James Gennaro, Sacramento, Calif. and Joseph Gennaro Crestview; three great-grandchildren, Jessica Henrietta Biller, Sara Biller and Thomas Biller of Thief River Falls. She was preceded in death by her sister, Josephine Shepherd; and brother, Richard Marcickiewicz.
Henrietta was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Jessie and Adolph Marcickiewicz on March 22, 1927. She was a graduate of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia. Henrietta was an accomplished business woman; she began her professional career at the Navy Department, after the war. She then, in 1951, worked for Hawthorne Equipment in Philadelphia until 1978. Then in 1981 she began working as an administrative assistant with MEDIQ Imaging Services. Henrietta retired and moved to Niceville in 1994, to be close to her family. Always one to keep busy, Henrietta worked for Tickets and Tours at Eglin Air Force Base. Her last position was with the Mid-Bay Rotary Club, where she officially retired in 2013.
She will be remembered by all who knew her for her outgoing nature, sense of humor and sharing of her wisdom. No one was a stranger to her. Her fun-filled and good natured personality, led her to be loved by all. Henrietta was the perfect hostess!
No one ever left her home without memories that brought a smile to their face.
She will be dearly missed by family and friends. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but it was her son, Jim, of whom Henrietta was most proud and forever held closest.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family request that a Memorial contribution be made in Henrietta's honor to the
You may go online to offer condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com. Heritage Gardens Funeral of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements.
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery
2201 N Partin Dr Niceville, FL 32578
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Aug. 28, 2014