Jacqueline “Jackie” Marie Andreina, age 75, of Herscher, formerly of Altorf, reunited with her husband Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was born March 5, 1945 in Geneva, NY, the daughter of Francis & Darlene (Benoit) Mason.
Jackie married Ernest “Pooch” Andreina on June 10. 1966 in Kankakee. He preceded her in death on October 24, 2004.
Jackie’s great-great-grandfather, Damase Benoit Sr., and great-grandfather, Damase Benoit Jr., helped settle the area and were instrumental in starting Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church in Bourbonnais. She was a volunteer at Harbor House. Jackie was an avid reader, enjoyed playing Scrabble with her sisters, and loved going on winter trips to Florida. Anyone that knew her knew she had a one-of-a-kind personality.
Jackie was a parishioner of Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church in Bourbonnais.
Surviving are four children, Rob (Nancy) Andreina of Cadiz, KY, formerly of Braidwood, Sherri Andreina-Kane of Bourbonnais, Darren Andreina of Herscher, and Mitch (Sarah) Andreina of Herscher; ten doting grandchildren, Caryn, Rachel, Renee, Robert Jr., Emily, Tonia, CJ, Jeno, Isaac, and Elliot; five great-grandchildren; six sisters, Barbara Lee, Pat Rivera, Cynthia Thorne, Ruth Shokley, Sue Rogers, and Frances Ferrera; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, Ernest “Pooch” Andreina, Jackie is preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Carla Mae DeBoard; and one sister, Mary Rogers.
Private family services will be held.
Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery in Bourbonnais.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family wishes.
Arrangements by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.