Elizabeth Jencunas

Elizabeth (Kamel) Jencunas, 93, of Easton, formerly of Brockton for most of her life, died peacefully with her daughter-in-law by her side May 15, 2013. Born in Brockton, she was a devoted daughter of the late Sam and Annie (Peter) Kamel. As one of many firsts for women, she bought a bicycle and enjoyed D.W. Field Park rides not allowed for the ladies at that time. She was a New England Champion duckpin bowler and won the World Mixed Doubles Championship with her brother Ed. Employed in the garment industry since the age of 16, she started as a stitcher at Century Manufacturing working with her siblings. She excelled her way up to management as the industrys first floorlady in New England in 1948. She became a garment designer and quality control supervisor for both Summit and Century Manufacturing prior to her hiring as a business agent for I.L.G.W.U. for 25 years, retiring in 1987. She served on the Brockton Planning Board for 25 years. Elizabeth enjoyed traveling to religious destinations. Elizabeth was the beloved mother of Stanley Jencunas and his wife Deborah of North Easton; loving sister of Catherine Mirza of Randolph, Edward Kamel of Avon, Lorraine Hill of Bridgewater and the late Julia Jay Kamel, Joan Watson, Thomas Peter Kamel and Ida Nisby; and a dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, May 19, 4-7 p.m. with an incense service at 6 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Chapel at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton, funeral from Waitt Funeral Home Monday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. service of the divine liturgy celebrated in St. Theresa Maronite Catholic Church and burial at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Theresa Maronite Church, 343 North Main St., Brockton, MA 02301. Visit www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272.

Funeral Home

Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main Street Brockton, MA 02301

Published in Easton Journal from May 17 to May 24, 2013