Jennie Novak

CHAMPION – Jennie “Jean” Nardin Novak, 96, passed away Sunday evening, March 23, 2014, at Windsor House Nursing Home in Champion.

She was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Pittsfield, Mass., to George and Fannie Gillette Nardin.

Jean graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1935 and, on May 24, 1948, she married Edward P. Novak Sr.

For the past 70-plus years, Jennie lived in Masury and then Brookfield.

She started work in Pittsfield working for the American Sportswear Company.

Later in Ohio, she worked at Westinghouse Electric before spending full time taking care of her children. She was a great seamstress, superb baker and loved her gardening.

Surviving are her three children, Priscilla (Mel) Warren of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Edward P. Jr. (Susan) of Warren and Joseph P. of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Sarah Anderson, Laura Warren and Rachel Gulakowski; and three great-grandchildren, Sofie and Reid Anderson, and Ava Ebel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, on Oct. 17, 1998; brothers, Paul Nardin and George A. Nardin III; and sisters, Camille Nardin and Madeline Groat.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Madasz Chapel of Lane Family Funeral Homes in Brookfield.

A funeral ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home, where visitation will also be held one hour prior to the start of the service.

Burial will follow next to her husband in Brookfield Township Cemetery.

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