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Our dear mother, Jessie Lou (Petrick) Papini, 88, of Roscoe, Pa, died on March 25, 2023 after a long full life. She was very loved and will be truly missed. She was born September 15,1934 in Roscoe, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Pearl (Gainer) Petrick.
Jessie Lou graduated from California Community High School in 1952. She married the love of her life and high school sweetheart Larry in 1956. Jessie Lou and Larry celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Jessie Lou was a wonderful wife, mother and cared deeply for her family, friends and neighbors. She was a very positive person and always looked for the good in everyone. She had a big heart and an amazing ability to bring joy to all with her kind words. She always had a hot pot of coffee brewing and welcomed all to her home. Her porch was a place for love, laughter and storytelling. Jessie Lou enjoyed being a hostess, especially having her family and friends over for her famous Sunday spaghetti dinners.
Jessie Lou loved to send cards and notes that would brighten up someone’s day. She always found a way to get to your heart – where she will always hold a cherished place. She enjoyed reading, decorating her home especially during the holidays, and getting her hair and nails done weekly. You would never see her without her signature pink lipstick.
Jessie Lou was active in her community and was a long-time member of the Roscoe United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her five children, USA Col.ret. Larry (Marsha) Papini Jr., of California, Pa; USA MSgt. ret. Jay (Jean)Papini of Somerset; Jan Papini Sckena, of Centerville, Pa, Jodi (Pat) Lien , of Winter Garden, Florida, USAF Maj. ret. Jennifer (Mike) Lukas, of Rostraver, Pa. Jessie Lou loved her eleven grandchildren; Melynda (Joe) Girdwood, Dr. Sarah and Jacob Sckena, Dr. Jamie Rae and Anthony (Kelsey) Papini, LT. Patrick (Jill), Connor (Jenn) and Jessica Lien, Larry and Gabriella Papini, and Wyatt Lukas, and adored her five great grandchildren; Joseph, Zander, Xavier, Jordyn and Josie.A sister-in-law, Claudia Petrick, Roscoe, Pa and many nieces and nephews that she truly cherished.
She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Papini and seven siblings, Thelma Jane Campisi, Dolores Edwards, Agnes Veres, Evelyn Keene, Mary Ethel Miller, Jo Ann Charielle and Joseph Petrick.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 31st from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe where funeral services will be held on Saturday April 1st at 11:00am with Rev. Brian Carroll presiding.
Friday, March 31, 2023
2:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, March 31, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
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