Jean E (Dougherty) Wieczorek, 72, of Newington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 2, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New Britain to John and Helen (Pilkonis) Dougherty, she was one of four children. Jean was a devoted Dattco school bus driver for over 30 years, driving children in New Britain and Berlin. She loved going to the casino with her husband, Ron. She was a great cook and her family looked forward to her Christmas lasagna every year. She was also known for her delicious cube steaks, coleslaw and pink cloud dessert. She loved "50s music and dancing. Most of all Jean was devoted to her family, her husband, children and grandchildren.
Jean is survived by her loving husband, Ronald, with whom she shared her life for 56 years, her devoted son, Keith, his wife, Michelle, and her two grandchildren, Matthew and Hailey, all of Berlin, her twin sister, Arlene DeBlasio and her husband, William of Berlin, her brother, Patrick and his wife, Gina Dougherty of New Britain, her brother, John Dougherty of Newington, very special nieces and nephews, Nancy DeBlasio and Ashley, William and Lynn DeBlasio, and their children, Ryan, Anthony and Nicole. Jean had a spunky personality and kind-heartedness that drew people to her.
Jean was predeceased by her grandparents, Pauline and Anthony Pilkonis, her parents, John and Helen Dougherty, Ronald’s parents, Walter and Louise Wieczorek, her niece, Christine Lobretto, with whom she was extremely close, and most recently by her daughter, Tracey Wieczorek, whom she loved greatly and was heartbroken after her passing.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Jefferson House for their superior care. A very special thank you to all the nurses and CNAs but especially Elise, Jeanie, Sabi, Hannah and Elaine for their heartfelt care and compassion, they truly made it a home away from home. We are so grateful for everything you did to make Jean’s last days comfortable.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 195 S. Main St., New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Family and friends may call at the Luddy-Peterson Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., New Britain, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CCMC Oncology Department on behalf of Ava Dubuc. For online condolences please visit http://www.luddyandpetersonfh.com.