New London - Eugenie "Jeannie" Buzenski, widow of Dr. Henry J. Buzenski who passed away Feb. 11, 2001; they were married for 52 years, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, after a long battle from leukemia.
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Jeannie was born in Orono, Maine, on May 18, 1925, the daughter of the late Frank and Virginia (Washburn) Phillips. She was one of ten children. Mrs. Buzenski attended local schools in Bangor, Maine. She left Maine during World War II to move to Groton where she lived with her older sister Geneva Stearns. While working at Jimmy's Restaurant under the Garde Building on State St., New London, she met Henry Buzenski who had a dental practice in the building. She worked for him as a dental assistant until they retired in 1989.
Jeannie was a direct descendant of Mayflower pilgrims John Alden, Francis Cooke and James Chilton.
She is survived by two daughters, Pamela and husband, John Bobinski, of Waterford and Debra Picardi of New London. Three grandaughters, Michele Jensen of Colorado, Tara Slayton of Norwich, and Briana Picardi of New London; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings, Betty Tozier of Ohio, Raymond Phillips of Maine and Gary Phillips of Noank. A dear friend of 62 years, Mary McIntyre of Waterford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by six siblings, Carroll Phillips, Roland Phillips, Geneva Stearns, Rosemary Rowell, Sally Gillette-Lamb and Donna Thompson.
All funeral services are private.
The Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home
84 Montauk Ave.
New London, CT 06320
Published in The Day on Feb. 17, 2013