Jean E (Dougherty) Wieczorek, 72, of Newington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 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 50’s 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 & Hailey, all of Berlin; her twin sister Arlene DeBlasio and her husband William of Berlin; her brother Patrick & his wife Gina Dougherty of New Britain; her brother John Dougherty of Newington; very special nieces and nephews Nancy DeBlasio & Ashley, William & Lynn DeBlasio & their children Ryan, Anthony & Nicole. Jean had a spunky personality and kind-heartedness that drew people to her.
Jean was predeceased by her grandparents Pauline & Anthony Pilkonis; her parents John & Helen Dougherty; Ronald’s parents Walter & 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, September 7, 2018 at 10am 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, September 6, 2018, from 4pm to 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CCMC Oncology Department on behalf of Ava Dubuc.