Sozzi, Jeanne

Orangeburg, NY - Tappan Location

Jeanne Sozzi, 73, of Orangeburg NY, entered into eternal life on April 25, 2020 at home with her loving family by her side. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she lived in Orangeburg for the past 47 years. Jeanne was born on July 5, 1946 to Gene and Anne Pesce. She graduated from St. John’s Villa in Staten Island, NY. After which she worked for the NY Daily News in the Advertising Department and later as Confidential Assistant to the Publication Manager. On, July 25, 1971, Jeanne married the love of her life Gary who she met at the NY Daily News. They were married for 48 years. After spending years at home raising her family, Jeanne went back to work at Pre-School Playhouse as a teacher for 30 years. Jeanne was an active parishioner at St. Catharine’s Church and School. She was secretary of the PTA, a Brownie Troop Leader and taught kindergarten CCD classes with her daughter Janine for 10 years. After retiring from work, Jeanne, also known as Nonna, took care of her two grandsons which she adored.

Jeanne is survived by her husband Gary, children Janine (Mike), Danielle (deceased), Gary, 2 grandsons Alessandro (10), Tyler (8), sister-in-laws, Carol Gemmola(Ed) and Denise Martin (Robert). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and many cherished cousins.

Jeanne was blessed to have many lifelong friends who meant the world to her.

Funeral services are private. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made in Jeanne’s name to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ( Arrangements by Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan, NY.