MARQUETTE, Mich. - Jenny Agnes Uffer, age 88, of 222 South Fifth Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday evening, July 7, 2012, at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming, in the loving, comforting care of her family.
Born February 9, 1924, in Queens, New York, a daughter of Philip and Anna (Leone) LoMaglio, Jenny was raised in the Bronx by her grandmother and attended school there. Raised during the Depression, she went to work out of high school for $14 a week, which was good money in those days, as a designer's helper for the Bergdorf Goodman Department Store. When World War II began, Jenny worked for the war effort with the US Camera Company which produced binoculars for the Navy. It was there that she met her future husband, Edmund. Soon after Edmund went into the Marine Corps, he sent for Jenny and the couple were married on July 24, 1943, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Jenny returned to New York until Edmund came home from the war, and when he did they made their first home in an apartment. Soon, the couple was able to purchase a home in newly developed Farmingdale on Long Island and it was there they resided for over 31 years. Edmund preceded Jenny in death in 1983 and, in 1985, she moved to the Upper Peninsula, residing at Sawyer, Gwinn, and later Marquette. Jenny's whole life revolved around her children and her Catholic faith. As a youth, while studying Italian, so she could write letters for her grandmother, she learned that her name, LoMaglio, meant "sledgehammer." Jenny was a person filled with stubborn determination, purpose, and an underlying sense of good humor. She was very involved in her church and locally served as a volunteer for the Alger-Marquette Community Action Board (AMCAB) and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Additionally, in earlier days, she enjoyed sewing for family, dancing, attending parties, having a good Manhattan, and bowling, all with family and friends. She was a member of St. Peter Cathedral and when disability kept her at her apartment, she faithfully, daily, followed the programs on EWTN-TV.
Survivors include her daughter, Maryanne Brown of Marquette; her grandchildren whom she adored, Jessica Uffer, Edmund J. (Amanda) Brown, and Samantha Woody; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla, Harm, Lilianna, and Johnny. Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund; a great-grandson, Phoenix Scott; and a sister, Marie Angora.
Jenny Agnes Uffer
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 12 in the Bishop's Room located at St. Peter Cathedral from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p,m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the cathedral at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Msgr. Michael Steber, pastor, as celebrant. A reception will follow in Cathedral Hall. Inurnment will be made in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com