Elvida “Vera” Jreaswec, 85 years old, of Springfield, MA, passed on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Baystate Medical Center. Vera, born in Cuba, grew up in Jamaica, West Indies. She married Julio Charles Jreaswec at the age of 20 before immigrating to Springfield. They were married for 61 years. Vera was a true scholar of the biblical word. She joined Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield in the mid-1960s, serving as a lay reader, evangelist, and devout member of her church and community. She was an avid reader who truly believed in the power of education, following your passion, and trusting in the Lord. Vera was an amazing and loving mother, who truly embodied love of family. This love was also shared with those who she considered her extended family, and there were numerous in this category! Her kitchen was the HUB of the home. All were welcome to Sunday dinner, just drop in, no invitation necessary. Back in those days her cooking could not be rivaled!
Vera is pre-deceased by her husband, Julio C. Jreaswec; her father, James Hall; her mother, Mary Hall; a sister, Edith Lawrence; two nieces, Hyacinth Gunter and Barbara Gordon; and nephew, Paul Anthony Walker. She leaves to cherish her memory, four children, Marlene Rose Jreaswec of Randolph, MA, Robert Charles Jreaswec (and wife, Deisha) of Springfield, Paul Anthony Jreaswec (and wife, Gillian) of West Springfield, and Julie Anne Maxey (and husband, Terry Maxey) of Feeding Hills, MA; two sisters, Adella Walker and Lucille Hall, both of Jamaica, W.I.; two sisters-in-law, Cynthia Treasure of Springfield and Louise Redwood of Jamaica, W.I.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Jreaswec, Alexis Claytor, Julio Jreaswec, Maxwell Jreaswec, and Sydney Maxey; and two great grandchildren, Jayden Dean and Niyah Brodie. Funeral services are private.
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