Jessie L. Chesnavich, formerly of the Providence section of Scranton, died Thursday at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, N.J. She was the widow of Vincent J. Chesnavich, who died May 4, 1988.
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Born in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of the late Felix and Mary Koslosky, Jessie's early life was as a homemaker: cooking, sewing and taking care of her husband and children. She was an accomplished bowler, winning many trophies at Green Ridge Lanes. In her later years, she enjoyed life's simple pleasures: watching the Game Show Network, talking on the phone with friends and relatives, visiting/playing cards/going to the casino with neighborhood friends, and shopping at the Dollar Store and Ollie's. She was most proud of her family, supporting and celebrating her children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's goals and accomplishments. Family visits and dinners were special for her. Jessie's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Jessie lived a long, full life. A longtime member of St. Vincent de Paul Church until its closing, she most recently was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish.
Surviving are a son, Robert V. Chesnavich and wife, Beverly, Pittston; a daughter, Nancy Mecca and husband, Joseph, Andover, N.J.; three grandchildren, Brian and wife, Sherrie; Erin and Marissa; two great-grandchildren, Ally and Brian; a sister, Helen Drazdowsky, Bridgeport, Conn.; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Florence Moran; and two brothers, Victor and Edmund Kosolosky.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. Visit www.solfanelli fiorillofuneralhome.com For information, directions or to send an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 10, 2013