Jeanette Pierri
December 10, 1935 - October 18, 2009
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537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 10/22

Pierri, Jeanette Ann (McCann) Jeanette Ann (McCann) Pierri, of Appleton passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2009. Jean was born on December 10, 1935 to Thomas and Evelyn (Hoffmann). She left us as she lived- a gentle, kind, giving soul. Her sense of humor and soft voice hid the feisty, strong strength that lived in…

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Laurin Bellg left a message on October 23, 2009:
I met Jean under unique circumstances but I will never forget her or her children. It was a pleasure to meet her and learn of her interesting life. I know of her as a positive light, someone who encouraged those around her, shared a robust sense of humor and demonstrated profound courage despite the challenging circumstances under which I was able to know her. It was an honor.
Sue Wilson left a message on October 23, 2009:
Julie, Mimi, and Frankie, Thank you guys so much for including us in a wonderful evening of celebrating your Mom. We are lucky to be connected by two really special people. For many years we have lived, cried and celebrated in distant spaces. But it was clear last night, through pictures, laughter, hugs and great pizza, how really connected we have always been by your Mom's amazingly powerful abilty to love each one of us just the way we are. Truly a Grandma Jeannie Night!! Love, The Wilsons
jeanie matkin left a message on October 22, 2009:
Julie, Jeannie, Frankie, Sending my love and prayers. So many wonderful memories of us kids growing up. Your mom was Auntie Jean to me and will always be. We talked on the phone in August and had such a lovely conversation. A wonderful listener and the coolest mom and grandma I have ever known. You are all so blessed with that. Love, Jeanie Matkin
Carolyn & Dave Hilton left a message on October 22, 2009:
Dear Jeanie: We already miss the frequent wonderful conversations over the telephone sharing stories about family and friends. Never a negative word about anyone or anything. We were so blessed to have visited with you, Bob and Malcolm this past summer. You were and still are our favorite. Rest now and know as you begin this new venture that you are closer to us than ever before. Your smile, kindness and soft voice will remain with us for the rest of our lives. We miss you and love you. A hui hou (until we meet again) Forever, Carolyn and Dave
Joey & Bonnie Friedman left a message on October 22, 2009:
She will be missed. Wonderful memories from my childhood. I am fortunate to say I knew her and feel that her children are who they are because of her - great people.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Michelle Zimmer MD left a message on October 22, 2009:
Dear Julie, Jeannie and Frankie, I remember your mother so well.We shared the duplex at 1016 Summer St and our mothers (Elvira Meiers) became good friends. Then, when your parents converted the house to single family, we ended up across the street at 1007. I remember the tragedy of Jimmie's death. Then, I remember babysitting for you all, Julie's seriousness, Jeannie's energy and Jimmie, just a baby who often fell asleep as I rubbed his back as he lay over my shoulder. Your mother was the person who first treated me as a person, introduced me to nail polish remover and Italian almonds and gave me her old halter top, which, not knowing what to do with it, I put on my head like a hat!!!! --So many fine memories, and all of them a reflection of Jean's inate kindness and gentleness. May your memories comfort you at this time of unimaginable pain and loss, and may you comfort each other and keep your family together in this stressful time. Warmly, Michelle (Shellie) Zimmer MD
Cal Sackerson left a message on October 21, 2009:
Bob and Jean's Family. We have lost one of the very best. I'll never forget how kind Jean and Bob were to my mother when she lived in the same building as Bob. Jean was a good friend and I will miss her. Our heart felt condolences to Bob and Jean's family. Cal and Jane Sackerson
David Abraham left a message on October 21, 2009:
Jeannie was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. Her smile, laugh, charm and style... graced the earth. You never walked away from her without feeling better about yourself. She is surely now gracing heaven. Iknew Jeannie from a young boy on. I used to babysit for you children when you lived on Summer Street. My deepest sympathies to you all. How Lucky you are to have such a mother
Julie Hoffmann Johnson left a message on October 21, 2009:
Julie, Jeannie, and Frankie~ All the fun we had on Summer Street! Your mom always had open arms and an open heart for all of us. I remember she was the mom who made a batch of cookies and let us eat the raw cookie dough on your front porch. Or sitting in buckets on a hot summer day because we couldn't get to the pool. Eric and I always felt welcomed and we knew we would have a great time when we were with all of you! The memories are with me like they were yesterday. I loved your mom and she will be so missed by all of us.
Monica Rathsack left a message on October 20, 2009:
My sincerest condolences; it's so hard to lose your mom and your grandma. I wish I had the words to make it easier.
Linda Gertz left a message on October 20, 2009:
We just want you all to know how truly loved and missed your Mom will be, She will always have a very special place in our hearts, not only as a neighbor but as a friend and extended family member. I will miss our time talking, gardening and sharing laughs and stories. I hope you know how proud she was of you all and how much she loved being a Mom and a grandmother. Tony,Linda,Paul,Joe,Anna and Emmett.
Nancy Sealy Hackinson left a message on October 20, 2009:
So sorry for the passing of a dear friend. I've known Jeanne since the 4th grade and as a neighbor. She was a wonderful person, kind, loving. Your obituary fit her well. May she be in peace and united with the other members of her family. Would have liked one more hug from her.
Teri McCann left a message on October 20, 2009:
I feel for you all. Here as always if you need me. Be blessed in the knowledge that she is in heaven, no pain, no suffering, rejoycing. You are all loved and in my constant thoughts and prayers.
Bev Dagneau left a message on October 20, 2009:
Julie, Jeanne, Frankie and family, How proud she was of family, she always sent me pictures of your family vacations which she so enjoyed. My heart goes out to all of you, I miss her already, and can only imagine how the rest of you feel. We had such great visits and how I enjoyed her humorous cards and letters. She was a dear friend and I loved her like a sister. I know that heaven has to be even more beautiful with her there.
DAVE ABRAHAM SR. left a message on October 20, 2009:
Jean was my neighbor on Summer St. My children Patti, Diane and David use to baby sit for her children. Paul was a good friend of Julie. We all loved her, she was the kindest person I think I ever knew. We wish our best to her children. Love Abraham family.
Joseph & Geri Trocola left a message on October 20, 2009:
Julie, Jeannie & Frank, Geri and I are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a gracious and lively person. She had both feet always planted on the ground and gave me such great advice and understanding when I would come up and visit in my teenage years. She will be remembered and missed. Cousin Joe & Geri Trocola
Connie Fischer Rickert left a message on October 20, 2009:
Dear Jeannie and the rest of the family. I have such pleasant memories of your beautiful mother. She was a quiet gentle soul and I felt secure around her. May god send peace and strength to you as you remember her and continue to celebrate her life.
Dan & Carolyn Inman left a message on October 20, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Amy Rathsack left a message on October 20, 2009:
Jeannie, Julie, and Franky, You're in my thoughts and in my prayers.I know this time is very hard for you, and though I can't change all that you're going through, I hope you know I care very much and I'm praying for you. Take Care, Amy Rathsack
Stan & Joanne Hoffmann left a message on October 20, 2009:
To Julie,Jeannie,Frank and their families. Jean was that sister that lived down the block who I could count on to share whatever we needed. Our kids felt as safe at your home as they did at ours. The back yard picnics, the bike rides, the sleep overs and the most recent memories of talking for hours on the phone about our children and grandchildren and what was important in life. We love you Jean. You raised a beautiful family and we promise to leave the world a better place for all the children because I know you will be eating that cookie dough and watching. We are saddened for your family,Jean will be missed. With very much love. Joanne & Stan
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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