Jean Wentink

Jean C. Wentink

1928 - 2012

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GREENVILLE - Jean Celeste Wentink, aged 83, joyously joined her husband, Frank, in Heaven on Sunday, January 29, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed from this life surrounded by her devoted daughters and their families. Frank predeceased her on January 26, 1994, and she missed him every day since. Jean was the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (nee Carroll) Mangan, of Limerick and Tipperary, Ireland; respectively. She was born and raised in Passaic, NJ with her 14 siblings, two of whom survive her: Patricia (Jack) Goetke of Northfield, NJ; and Gerald C. Mangan, of Clifton, NJ. She was proud of her Irish heritage, and she brightened lives with her incredible sense of humor. She was an avid reader, and her gardens benefitted from her green thumb. She loved her country home in Greenville, and enjoyed watching the deer and feeding the birds. She had a compassionate nature, and supported many charities. She was the beloved mother of Catherine (Mike) Hamlin, Glens Falls, NY; Mary Jean (Walter) Noirot, Freehold, NY; Maureen Miller, Norton Hill, NY; Elizabeth (Damon) Baehrel, Earlton and Caroga Lake, NY; and Bonnie (Robert) Case of Rotterdam, NY. Jean loved children and was happiest when she was surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the cherished grandmother of Melissa Hamlin; EO1 Michael Hamlin (USN Seabees); Tracy (Steven) Mistler; Cristy (James Smith) Clow; Sgt. (82nd Airborne) Justin (Kristynn) Miller; Frances and Kathleen Miller; Damon and Christian Baehrel; Frankie, Megan, Alicia and Marc Case. Jean was the adored great grandmother (GRANDMA GREAT!) of: Julia, Lucas, Sierra, Angela and the late Daniel Mistler; Sydney Dudley, Jade and Trista Smith; and Travis and Asher Miller. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond. Funeral services Thursday, February 2nd at 11:30 am at St. John the Baptist Church in Greenville, NY where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by family friend Rev. Christopher DeGiovine. Burial will follow in Hannacroix Rural Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 SR 81, Greenville, on Wednesday, February 1st from 4 - 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princetown, NJ 08540-1446 would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Peter's Hospital Oncology floor and St. Peter's Hospice Inn for their care, compassion and kindness during this difficult time; the staff at the Pines of Catskill for their hard work, support and encouragement; and the volunteers on the Greenville Rescue Squad. We will all miss you dearly, Mom. Give Daddy a hug for us; hold Danny in your arms and sing him your lullaby. Light a candle at

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 am
Thursday, February 2, 2012
St. John The Baptist Church
4987 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States
Service Time: 11:30 AM

Interment at: Hannacroix Rural Cemetery

1:00 pm
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Hannacroix Rural Cemetery
115 SR 143
Westerlo, New York, United States