Jessie E. Fanning


  • Visitation
    Monday, February 4th, 2013
    2-4 & 7-9 PM
    O'Connell Funeral Home 
    Southampton, New York
  • Funeral Mass
    Our Lady of Poland RC Church
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM
  • Burial 
    Sacred Hearts RC Cemetery
    Southampton, NY
  • Service Type: Public

          Jessie E. Fanning of Southampton died on Friday, February 1st at Southampton Hospital. Born to immigrant parents from Poland, Stephen and Eva Kellis, Jessie had 11 siblings. She is survived by a brother Bob Kellis of Southampton and Eddie Kellis of Wethersfield, CT. A graduate of Southampton High School, she married Joseph Fanning in 1946 and had48 years together, raising 6 children.   She was a retired telephone operator and is a lifelong member of the Pioneers. Jessie was very involved in the Southampton community when her children were young, and her home was the place where all of the neighborhood children would play. She loved being around her family hosting many 4th of July gatherings.

         Predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1994, Jessie is survived by her children, Joseph and Stephen of Southampton, Susan Matesic and husband Evans of Southampton, Nancy Munson and husband Frank of Virginia Beach, Patricia of Manorville and Mary Margaret Marcincuk and husband Robert, of Southampton. In addition to her children, Jessie is survived by 9 grandchildren: Ashley, Shaun, Michael, Joseph, Brandon, Daniel, Megan, Jackson and Haley, and 1 great grandson, Jeffrey. Memorial donations made be made to the Southampton Town Adult Day Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue, P.O. Box 974, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.

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