ForeverMissed
Tributes
Posted by Virginia Pugliese on November 15, 2019
It's been a year and I miss you every day. You will never be forgotten, your big heart, your great hugs, and infectious laugh. My favorite days were when Grandma would say you and Annie were coming over, I couldn't sit still waiting for you both to get to the house. There must be a great party happening with you, Aunt Claire, Uncle Bobby, Patty, Uncle Gene, Genie Boy, Grandma, and Grandpa. Love you always.
Posted by Catherine Corrao on October 10, 2018
I will always remember Jeannie by her tremendous smile, her enormous capacity for love and her pain-staking effort as a child to hide her candy from her mother. Jeannie brought us laughter and joy, always a bright spot in an otherwise cloudy day. Jeannie will live on in all our happy memories and although I haven't seen her in some time, it will always feel like it was just yesterday that we were together. I love you, Jeannie
Posted by Brian Perkins on October 4, 2018
While I didn't have a close lifelong relationship with her, Jeannie’s story in my world goes like this -
As an insecure teenager, there were times I found myself with a group of cool older kids, scared to be myself and scared not to be myself. One otherwise uneventful day, without any effort at all Jeannie destroyed that paralyzing youthful fear just by being who she always was. She just talked to me as an equal. She was cool and popular and older than me and all that meant nothing to her - she was just plain good hearted and struck up a normal conversation because I needed someone to be nice to me. There were, without a doubt, cooler people than me nearby. Years later, I remember vividly how much it meant to me to be treated so well when I was scared. And I try to make a point of doing that with those people I come across. It can't be overstated how influential those one or two first interactions with Jeannie were for me. So learning of her passing hurts. When there’s an impactful moment in your life that may seem insignificant to someone else, you want to thank them – and explain just what a great thing they did just by being themselves. I don't like that she's passed. The world is better when people like her stay in it. But maybe she's delivered so much to so many people that our lesson is to take what she gave us and amplify it. I think that's the least we can do. I hope when you find yourselves thinking about her, this is one story among a ton of other nice stories you think of.
May she rest in peace.
Posted by Yaw Mensah on October 4, 2018
I got to know Jeannie when she was still working part-time for Rutgers Business School. I hired her to edit some research manuscripts that some foreign-born Ph.D. students were working. I found her very meticulous and helpful in her suggestions for improving the grammar and style of the papers. So I recommended her very highly when an opening for a permanent position opened up. Although I lost touch with her somewhat in the intervening years, I know she greatly impressed all those at Rutgers Business School that she came into contact with. She will be truly missed by all who knew her!
Rest in the bosom of God, Jeannie..... you are among those rare human beings who bring joy to all you meet.
Posted by Trudy-Ann Hewitt on October 4, 2018
Dearest Jeannie- I feel very lucky to have known you. We were colleagues at RBS. She always had a kind word, she was always cheerful, and her light was always beaming. It was infectious. She had a way of making you feel special. When you left her presence, you felt so much better for having spent a few minutes in her graces. How did she do that? How did she shine so brightly?  I am not sure if she knew the impact she had on me and others. Like Jeannie, I wanted to be a silver line in someone’s day. I will always remember her fondly for that. With her passing, I beseech all who love and admire her as I do, "Don't be the same- be better. Be more like Jeannie." 
May God bless her husband, children, and all who are mourning dear Jeannie.
Posted by Magda Comeau on October 4, 2018
I only had the pleasure of knowing Jeannie during this past year. Even though brief, our times together were always filled with laughter and encouragement. Never a tear or dejected spirit - even when asked about her health. Always positive and uplifting no matter what was going on around her. Jeannie will always hold a very special place in my heart. I pray for peace and comfort for the family - may she continue to spread joy through each of us who have been changed by her joy!
Posted by Cindy Hicks on October 3, 2018
Jeannie has been a shining star in our RBS PTL Office family for the last five years. Her vibrant personality, warm smile, love of life and love of her family made her a true joy to be around. Jeannie brought out the best in everyone and in turn everyone loved her. We will never be the same without her. Rest in peace, my dear friend.
Posted by Mark Sutterley on October 3, 2018
I first met Jeannie 5 years ago when I on-boarded at Rutgers Business School as a PTL. She ALWAYS had a warm and ready smile with an infectious laughter that never wavered (even as we absent minded Professors failed to complete one or two of the forms she needed). It’s so sad to lose such a bright star as Jeannie. She made my transition into RBS so welcoming and I will miss her kindness and laughter that were uniquely hers.
Posted by Beth Painter on October 3, 2018
I met Jeannie when Matt came to improv classes. I remember her warm, positive and bright spirit. Her smile lit up the room. I was working with Matt one day and we were interrupted by a call from Jeannie. I waited patiently while they spoke. What stands out the most for me is the way that Matt, a teenage boy, spoke to his mom and told her that he loved her. When I told him how beautiful that was he just said, "well she's the best, I love my mom." I'll never forget that. Jeannie, you will be missed and always loved.
Posted by Kerie Heron on October 3, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie at RBS, she was truly a remarkable person! It’s hard to narrow down all the things to say about someone that just had a way about her, I think everyone was drawn to her, she was just magnetic. Jeannie was one of kind, she was genuinely sincere and so down to earth, and it was ALWAYS a joy talking to her. She was a true warrior and I will always admire her strength and positive attitude, she definitely made me laugh… A LOT! My heart goes out to her family and friends. May you find comfort in the memories and love that Jeannie put out into this world. She left her mark that is for sure, I for one will always remember her and the light she shared!
Posted by John Perez on October 3, 2018
Like many have stated, Jeannie was a positive and vibrant personality at RBS. She always shared the delicious treats in her suite, which always made for a pleasant visit to the 5th Floor! She is already missed.
Posted by Ingrid Belle on October 3, 2018
Jeannie is surely one of Gods True Jewels, she shined where ever she went. Her warm smile and open embrace have touched the lives of everyone she came into contact with. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and made everyone felt loved and included. We love you Jeannie and though we needed you here and will always miss you, you will be one of the richest and treasured flowers in the garden above! Rest in peace and receive your rewards!
Posted by Alok Baveja on October 3, 2018
Jeannie's positive attitude, glowing vibrancy, upbeat outlook, and above all, an unwavering care for others made her a blessing to have as a colleague at the Rutgers Business School. Everything she did and said, gave all of us a glimpse into the vastness and beauty of her eternal spirit. She, most certainly, made our world a much better place and her memories will continue to inspire us to positively touch others' lives through our own thoughts and actions. Godspeed!
Posted by Danielle Oviedo on October 3, 2018
I'm truly heartbroken that Jeannie is no longer with us. I had the honor of meeting Jeannie at RBS. We shared many laughs about the struggles of motherhood . She was always a ray of sunshine, inspirational, and a joy to be around. I will miss her dearly. I'm sending you all strength to get through this very difficult time.
Posted by Dana Green Harris on October 2, 2018
I had the great honor of working with Jeannie at Rutgers Business School and to me, she was a bright light! The love that she gave so freely to so many, the way she made all of us feel at home when we were in her presence and the way she made us all feel special and encouraged (even when she felt ill) only confirms that she was a rare beauty who shared her soul with us. She will be sorely missed but the love she planted will continue to shine around us and through us. Remember her love, spirit and joy -- pay it forward... “SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL, BUT NOT LIKE THOSE GIRLS IN THE MAGAZINES. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL FOR THE WAY SHE THOUGHT. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL FOR THE SPARKLE IN HER EYES WHEN SHE TALKED ABOUT SOMETHING SHE LOVED. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL FOR HER ABILITY TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE SMILE, EVEN IF SHE WAS SAD. NO, SHE WASN’T BEAUTIFUL FOR SOMETHING AS TEMPORARY AS HER LOOKS. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL, DEEP DOWN TO HER SOUL.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Posted by Jen Schwarzenbek on October 2, 2018
I met Jeannie a few years when my son and Donald became friends. I remember coming home and telling my husband about our meeting and saying, "I've only known her for a few hours but I'm already a big fan." To know Jeannie was to lover her. Over the time I was blessed to know her, there was never a time where we crossed paths that she failed to share a memorable moment and of course an hysterical story. Jeannie, I will always remember your huge caring heart and your contagious laugh. You will be sorely missed. Heaven definitely gained one of the very best. Love to you always.
Posted by Julian Mazzola on October 2, 2018
After The Man Who Came To Dinner, Jeannie introduced herself to me and gave me a big hug, so kindly complimenting my performance. I told her how great it had been to have the opportunity to work with Matt, who is an attribute to her amazing parenting. She thanked me for taking care of Matt as a senior in the theater department and I promised I would I continue to do so throughout the year. Then again in the the Spring we spoke after Follies, where she was thrilled to hear
about my upcoming college plans and was extremely supportive of my pursuit. She also told my girlfriend and I that we were a beautiful couple. These conversations stick out to me because she was so engaging and sweet. I felt uplifted after talking to Jeannie. She was truly a kind soul and will be missed by so many.
Posted by Elena Diaz-Dillon on October 2, 2018
I still remember when you sat at my kitchen table and told me that Don had proposed. You barely could contain your excitement. Then, you showed me your ring. 
The same excitement when you told me you were pregnant. No one could have matched your excitement.  You were born to be a wife and mother.  You shall be missed my dear sister in law.
Posted by Gail Marner on October 1, 2018
I remember visiting Jeannie about a month ago and she said, “We’re praying for a miracle.” It wasn’t until that moment that I realized that this unbelievably lovely, positive, happy, caring, selfless, kind and beautiful woman might actually be leaving this earth.
You couldn’t meet Jeannie and not fall in love with her. I remember Matt and my Sean playing baseball years ago, Don coaching and Jeannie coming to all the games with Peter and Donald. She was always smiling and laughing and loving those boys. She’d walk the kids to Franklin school, pushing that stroller every day. Always with a smile. She would watch the school performances proudly and somehow found time to volunteer her time, despite her busy work schedule. And despite her tremendous pain and suffering, she would still ask how I was.
Jeannie did not deserve the pain she endured and it’s hard to understand why this had to happen. But she did deserve all the love and admiration that her family and friends have for her. And she will never be forgotten because she was simply the best.
Posted by Sue Taubald on October 1, 2018
Your infectious smile and personality will forever remain in my heart.  Rest easy and free of pain dearest Jeannie. Until we meet again....
Posted by Wendy Connolly on October 1, 2018
Jeannie was one of those people whose smile welcomed you and made you feel special. I, unfortunately, did not know her well but she made me happy and was always genuinely and sincerely interested in what I had to say about my life and the lives of my family. My deepest and sincerest sympathies to her babies and her partner, Don. Gone too soon. Much love to you all.
Posted by Eve Adelson on October 1, 2018
I met you when our boys (Matt & Holden) played baseball ⚾️ together.
In particular, I remember being with you in Summit when our boys played on the all-star team. ⚾️
Posted by Lorena Mills-Sulinski on September 30, 2018
I wish you knew how many lives you have impacted over the years. I remember you would sit next to me, all you had to do was nudge me and that forever smile on your face would change everything. Your laugh was contagious and your heart was Gold. Honored and blessed to say you were a friend. You will be missed by so many. Rest in peace darlin...its time for you to dance!
Posted by Janet Magliacano on September 30, 2018
Jeannie you were not only my friend all these years , you were like family ! All the memories we have going back to 6th grade were I meet you through Lisa Dziadzio . You were always the one who cared more about everyone else and how they were . Your heart was made of gold ! You were the most caring loving person , friend , mother , wife and daughter that anyone could ever inspire to be . Heaven gain the most beautiful angel and we all lost the most beautiful friend , mother , wife , sister inside and out ! I am proud to call you me friend !! I will forever miss you and can’t wait til the day we meet again my forever friend !!

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