Regina M. Seka
A longtime resident of Erdenheim, PA, Jeanne was a devoted mother to Marianne (John), Jack, and Thomas (Lara), and a very proud Mommom to John Patrick, Noelle, Brendan and Ruby. She is survived by her sister, Kathleen. Jeanne was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joe, her son, Joey, and her sister, Lorraine.
Jeanne was a devout Catholic and a proud graduate of Little Flower High School where she was a violinist in the school orchestra. At the age of 17, she went to work as an executive secretary and continued working in similar roles until she retired at the age of 79. Although she loved her work, her greatest love was home and family. She was an amazing cook, hosting weekly Sunday dinners effortlessly well into her 80s and never serving the same meal twice.
The highlight of her life was time spent with her grandchildren. Mommom, alongside Poppy, spent endless hours over many years caring for them, creating memories and hilarious stories that will be recounted for decades to come. To this day, John Patrick and Noelle are grateful that they learned songs from the 40s, watched old TV shows from the 60s, and mastered the game of blackjack by the age of seven. To them, Mommom was fun, funny, and a different kind of cool. Brendan remembers fondly how much he loved being with Mommom at her house, and how she would pull out a million toys, never caring if he made a mess. Ruby loved playing with Mommom and how she would make the stuffed animals talk to each other in funny voices. And they both will always remember how much she made them laugh, with her witty remarks that were always followed by her own laughter, which made them laugh even more.
Jeanne’s burial will be private. A memorial mass and celebration is to be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.