Haverhill, MA — Jennie (Byra) Oleskie, 97, of the Bradford section of Haverhill, Mass., died on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
Born in Haverhill, daughter of the late John and Mary (Rurak) Byra, she attended Tilton School in Haverhill and Haverhill High School. She worked as a bench hand in the local shoe industry and for the former AT&T Company for 20 years until her retirement in 1979.
She was a member of All Saints Church in Haverhill and the former St. Michael’s Church in Haverhill, and was also a former member of the Communication Workers of America (C.W.A.). Mrs. Oleskie enjoyed crocheting, shopping and going for walks.
The widow of the late Bennie Oleskie, who died in 1996, she is survived by a granddaughter, Robin M. Flanagan and her husband, David of Northwood, N.H.; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Flanagan and Kellyn Flanagan; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Beverl A. Hasty, who died in 2000, and a son-in-law, Robert Hasty, who died in 2008.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway (Route 97), Haverhill, MA. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Private burial will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery, Haverhill.
Donations may be made to the Stevens-Bennett Nursing Home, 337 Main St., Haverhill, MA. For directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit our website at www.berubecomeau.com.