Jeanne Hengel, age 92, died April 27, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital with family by her side. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Edward D. Hengel Sr. and brother Hugh F. Duffy. Jeanne is survived by her two sons, Edward D. Hengel Jr. (Claudine Jones), and James R. (Jan) Hengel; two granddaughters, Courtney and Chris Herman; Ashleigh and Joe Hannibal; five great grandsons, Jack, Beau, Dane, Benjamin and Theodore. Also surviving is her sister, Sara Willsey; brother-in-law, Chuck Willsey; sister-in-law Dolores Duffy and several cherished nieces and nephews. Jeanne was an Endicott native; a 1941 graduate of UEHS and attended Rider College, Trenton, NJ. Jeanne married Edward Hengel Sr. April 3, 1948 at OLGC. Jeanne enjoyed traveling with her husband and often spoke fondly of trips to Pierre, SD, Don’s alma mater, Notre Dame and World War II reunions from Don’s days as a B-25 Air Force pilot. Over the years, Jeanne became a dedicated sports enthusiast following everything from golf to college football (GO IRISH!). Her extended family was the heartbeat and center of her life. Friends and family experienced Jeanne’s unconditional love in limitless ways. Already we miss her exceptional mind and exhilarating conversation.
Per Jeanne’s request, there were no calling hours and a private family Mass was held at OLGC.