Anne Marie Jasinski, 82, of Utica NY, rose gently into her next life on Easter Sunday, April 4. She died embraced by the love of family, friends, and care givers following a three-month battle with Covid-19.
Anne was born in Waterville in 1938, the first child of Walter and Helen Carey Supinski. From a sparkle-eyed toddler she grew to become a true Renaissance woman, with wide and varied interests and an abundance of talent. Coming of age in the 50’s and 60’s Anne fulfilled many roles, from wife and mother to professional; from grandmother and great grandmother to reading tutor and was preparing for her next act as a voice for social justice.
In 1958 she married Stephen Jasinski, and together they raised a loving family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a working Mom, with professional roles at GE, the Better Business Bureau, and Utica College. It was at UC that she thrived as executive secretary to Dean Brown and later Dean Seibert, still nurturing her family as she also earned her BA in English. She had the mind of a scholar and the soul of a poet. Her journals of life events read like E.B. White essays: clear, flowing, lyrical.
But it was her heart that we all knew so well. Anne was brilliance and compassion, light and strength, the foundation of her family. She loved every day of life whether spent on the golf course, gathering family at special events, enjoying music and the arts, traveling, or simply sharing time with treasured friends or shopping with the ladies in her family. In her later years, to the children and grandchildren who had become the center of her world, she would finish many conversations or text messages with the words: Enjoy every moment!
Anne lost her husband Steve in January to Covid, and she is survived by sons Tom (Claudia) and Joe (Robin), and daughter Theresa Stadnick (Glenn); beloved grandchildren Greg (Shannon), Marie, Sam Stadnick, and Carey Greggila (Chris); and cherished great-granddaughters Liana and Caylin. She is also survived by brothers Walt (Esther) and Robert (Cindy), sister Doris Lapera (Richard), siblings-in-law Camille, Barb, Dave, Teddy, and Ed, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents, sisters Carolinda Davis (Ray), and Kathy Brooks, and brother Bob Forte.
Through her very last day, Anne wanted to live. And so she will in those of us whose lives are richer because of her.
Friends are invited to celebrate Anne’s life at a memorial mass to be held for both her and Stephen on Thursday, April 29 at 10:00 am at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Waterville, NY and will be live streamed. Please note that all Covid protocols and safeguards will be in place.
Burial will be privately held at St. Bernard’s cemetery
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.
To view the livestream, please click the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/mr-mrs-jasinski