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Jeanne M. (Matakonis) Waiksnoris, RN

Jeanne WaiksnorisJeanne M. (Matakonis) Waiksnoris, RN, age 83 of West Coal Street, Shenandoah passed away Thursday morning at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah on October 15, 1929 she was a daughter of the late Simon and Helen (Chapley) Matakonis.

She was a 1947 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah and the former Ashland State Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1950.

Prior to her retirement, she worked for the former Locust Mt. State Hospital, Shenandoah Heights and the former St. Joseph’s Satellite, Shenandoah.

Jeanne was a member of St. George Church, the Glover’s Hill Athletic Club Ladies’ Auxiliary both of Shenandoah and the Catholic Nurses’ Guild, North Schuylkill Chapter.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Joseph J. Waiksnoris; two brothers, Albert and Edward Matakonis; and one sister, Marianne Moyer.

NurseSurviving are one son Joseph Waiksnoris and his wife Connie of Niskayuna, NY; two daughters Linda, wife of Gary Roshoe of Ringtown and JoAnn Waiksnoris of Voorhees, NJ; four grandchildren Krista and Pamela Roshoe and Jonathan and Kelly Waiksnoris; three sisters, Evelyn Saner of Shenandoah, Florence DelViscio of Lindenwold, NJ and Dorothy Kline of Philadelphia; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 AM from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 AM in Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of services.  There will be no calling hours Sunday evening.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements. 

Jeanne M. (Matakonis) Waiksnoris, RN Has 7 Condolences Posted:

  1. Kimberly Hosler says:

    Hi – I helped care for Jean while she was in the nursing home. She was a very pleasant lady and I always enjoyed talking to her. God Bless your family.

  2. Kimberly Hosler says:

    Hi – I help care for Jean while she was in the nursing home. She was a very pleasant lady and I always enjoyed talking to her. God Bless your family.

  3. Rachelle Vesci says:

    Hello JoAnn, Although we haven’t seen each other in years since we both relocated, I’ve often thought about you. During this difficult & sad time I wish you Strength, Peace, and Love. My sisters and I send our deepest sympathies to you and yours.

  4. Rachelle Vesci says:

    Hello JoAnn,

  5. Claire Matvey (Cebulskie) says:

    Linda, JoAnn and Joe,

    So sad to hear about your mom. She was a big part of my childhood and will always appreciate the way she made me feel like part of the family. I thank her and each of you for wonderful childhood memories.

    Love,
    Claire

  6. Elizabeth Dolores Birster,Goodman says:

    I was in nursing school with jean. I now was visiting my brothers . This message is being repeated to make sure Jean’s family receives it. May she have eternal rest in Chirist.

  7. Elizabeth Dolores Birster,Goodman says:

    I went to Nursing school with Jeanne, I’m visiting My brothers in PA. I lost all contacts
    with nurses. I joined Airforce and living in Nebraska. Guess not too many are left.
    My condolence to the family.
    Sincerely,
    Dolores Birster Goodman
    1205 Potter RD
    Bellevue, NE 68005