Obituary of Genevieve Marie Jackvony
Jackvony, Genevieve “Mickey”, 90, devoted mother of Seminole passed away March 10, 2021 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center Mid-Pinellas, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Jamaica, New York but was raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She was a member of the graduation class of 1949 from St. Catherine Academy, in Newport Rhode Island, where the Sisters of St. Joseph provided a quote for each of their graduates. Mickey’s quote included the following statement, “In quietness and confidence shall be your strength,” and throughout her life she truly embodied both qualities.
Mickey was preceded in death by her husband, Norman “Jack” Jackvony; parents, William and Mary Foley (Stafford); her son Michael F. Jackvony; and siblings Edward and William Foley. Mickey is survived by her four sons and their spouses, Stephen and Lydia Jackvony, Kenneth and Catherine Jackvony, William and Christine Jackvony, and David Jackvony; her grandchildren, Michael J. Jackvony, Jonathan Pursino, Jeffrey Pursino and Nicholas Parrino; her sister Patricia Armstrong of Middletown, Rhode Island; sister-in-law Barbara Foley of Largo, Florida as well as countless adoring nieces and nephews from Florida to Rhode Island.
As a young woman, that “quietness and confidence” helped her as she met and wed the love of her life, Jack, and became a Navy wife during his twenty years in service to our country. As a devoted wife and mother of five boys, her quiet determinationshowered her family with constant love and support as they traveled to each new naval destination, eventually landing in Lindenhurst, New York and then to retirement in Seminole, Florida. At every corner of her life, Mickey was eager to provide a helping hand to whomever or whatever needed the most support, at the time. For example, she received a special tributefrom the Kellum Street Elementary School, in Lindenhurst for her untiring volunteer work in their Pre-K program.
Once Jack and Mickey relocated to Seminole, she acquired a part-time position in sales at Dillards, in the Tyrone Mall and provided thoughtful shopping assistance during her almost twenty years of commitment to Dillards, using the skills she learned as a young woman and mentioned in her senior yearbook, noting her “good taste in clothes.”
After her retirement, her final years were spent with her “Panera Bread Family” each morning, sharing her decaf coffee, bagel and delightful moments and conversations about both the good old days of the past and what the future might bring. Although she was 90, Mickey was still fiercely independent, and if it wasn’t for her struggle with cancer, would still be driving around Seminole today.
Throughout her life, Mickey continued to radiate grace and patience, no matter what joy or heartbreak was placed in her path. Her bright smile and soft laughter offered all that knew her a warm feeling of being special in her presence and will be remembered forever. Heaven truly gained an extraordinary angel on March 10th.
Mickey’s memorial service will be held at E. James Reese Funeral Home on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and a funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 11565 66thAvenue N, Seminole, Florida. The funeral Mass will also be livestreamed through Blessed Sacrament’s Facebook page—Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Genevieve Jackvony, please visit Tribute Store