Genevieve Catherine Lepesha
Genevieve Catherine Lepesha, age 92 of Delran, passed away at her home on November 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Alexander E. Lepesha and loving mother of Marie (Charles) Murphy of Baltimore, MD, Linda (Eugene) Alexandroff of Cinnaminson, NJ, and Kathy (Jeff) Collins of Valrico, FL. She was a loving grandmother to Kristen (Jon) Byrer, Kimberly (Brian) Agin, Michael (Jaime) Alexandroff, Allison (Casey) Kandel, Katie Collins, and great grandmother to seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two grandsons David and Jeffrey Alexandroff.
The daughter of David Carmichael and Marie Genevieve Rougeau, Jennie was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey on June 1, 1929, and attended Pemberton High School.
She and her devoted husband married on January 28, 1950 and lived in the home they built in Delran for 61 years. As a young mother, Jennie played softball and tennis and volunteer coached her daughters in various sports and activities.
Jennie loved to cook and host gatherings of friends and families throughout the year especially on Christmas Eve. She also enjoyed travelling to Europe, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Asia. In her later years she liked combining a trip to the shore and going to the casinos. Another favorite pastime was feeding and observing the numerous songbirds and hummingbirds who visited during the summer months.
Active in St. Casimir’s PTA, serving as a volunteer, officer and President, the Lunch Program and the Altar Rosary Society of which she served as President for over 25 years. She guided the group to success in whatever fundraising endeavor they chose, including pierogi sales, gift cards and the annual Oplatek Dinner. Jennie selflessly managed the annual carnival for St. Casmir’s for more than 20 years.
Her greatest passion was her family whom she loved deeply. A truly genuine person she was able to draw people in with her personality and conversation skills. She will be dearly missed by her family and many devoted friends.
Come celebrate 92 great years Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro Street, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 11 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, St Casimir Church, Riverside. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in her name to www.SamaritanNJ.org.