KINGSTON — Jeanne R. Butcher, 66, a resident of Kingston, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by her loving husband and six children.
Born June 23, 1947, in Plymouth, Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, James V. and Mary Brennan, and her brother, Andrew Brennan. Jeanne was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.
Jeanne worked for Wyoming National Bank and assisted her mother for many years with the family business, James V. Brennan Funeral Home, Plymouth. She served as an active volunteer with her children's schools and various community projects. Throughout her life, Jeanne loved time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed being a grandmother and shared her love, wisdom and humor with her grandchildren.
Jeanne enjoyed the movies, country music, reading, reality television, animals and outreach to those in need. Her faith was in God and family with a passion for helping others as evidenced by her pledge to give others a second chance through organ donation with Gift of Life.
Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Joseph F. Butcher, Kingston; her daughters, Michelle, Kingston, Carolyn, Washington, D.C., Colleen and her husband, Andrew Kaminsky, Old Forge; and her sons, Joseph J. and his wife, Jan, Kingston, Michael and his wife, Kathleen, Kingston, Paul and his wife, Sheila, Yardley. Also surviving are her brother, James Brennan, Long Island, N.Y.; sister, Molly Frey, Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Grayson, Reese, Cade, Emma, Cali Butcher and Paige Kaminsky; and many nieces and nephews.
The family extends sincere thanks to the critical care unit staff and team of doctors at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for providing great care and treatment for her.
Funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hanover Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to charities of Jeanne's choice though the Luzerne Foundation, 140 E. Main St., Luzerne, PA 18709; St. Ignatius Church; or to a