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Jeanmarie Greco (Modresky)

Jeanmarie Greco (Modresky)

Jeanmarie Modresky Obituary

Jeanmarie "Jeanie" Greco Modresky, 68, of Maryland, passed away peacefully in her sleep while visiting family in Conyngham on Sunday.

She was born in Hazleton to Frank S. Greco and Mildred "Carmella" Fornataro Greco, and lived on Harrison Street. Jeanie graduated from Hazleton High School and went on to receive her bachelor's in pharmacology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. While there, she pledged Kappa Epsilon. In 2006, she completed a four-year PhD program from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She was a Rhodes Scholar. She did this all while raising her daughter, whom she loved more than anything in this world until 2019 when she became "Nonna." She loved animals, nice jewelry and the Baltimore Ravens, who went on to beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, 56-19.

Jeanie is survived by her daughter, Maria Carmella Modresky; son-in-law, Andrew Whitney; grandson, Harrison Whitney; brother, Vito Greco; sister-in-law, Thelma "Pudgie" Greco; and nieces and nephews, their spouses and children, who she spoiled with her generosity.

Jeanie is returning home to her mother and father; brother, Frank R. Greco; sister-in-law, Donna Gaudiano Greco; and best friend, Robin Cianos.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass Saturday in the church. Relatives and friends are welcome to a luncheon at Brass Buckle in Conyngham following services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Jeanmarie Modresky to Baltimore Animal and Care Shelter (

Fierro Funeral Service Inc., Hazleton, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Published by Standard-Speaker from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2024.

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01/05/24 05:04 PM #1    

Merri C Damico

So very sad to hear. Jean and I caught up at the reunion. It was very nice talking to her. Prayers to her family

She was a beautirul and accomplished woman

01/08/24 01:58 PM #2    

Frederick M. Mariano

It is so sad when I new alot of people in school , but I only new a few friends in school and Jeanmarie was one of them. So sad when I saw this post for the first time. May God give you new life on your journey home.

01/09/24 05:05 PM #3    

Jean M. Kubitsky (Petrillack)

I was saddened to read about Jeanmarie's passing. It was great to reunite and talk with her such a sweet and kind person. So glad we had that special time together at our reunion. Prayers and condolences to her family.

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