Jessica (Caprio) Byrnes

March 15th, 2017

Jessica (Caprio) Byrnes, age 94, of Winchester, formerly of Fresh Meadows, NY, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2017 at the Care One Wilmington.

Jessica was born on February 2, 1923, in New York, NY; she was the cherished daughter of Albert and Mary (Tripoli) Caprio of Italy. Jessica was raised in New York and graduated from Jamaica High School. She was a beautiful singer and loved music.

Jessica met and married James Joseph Byrnes in 1942. They were avid and excellent tennis players and raised their family in Fresh Meadows, NY.

Jessica worked as a bookkeeper for ILGWU for many years, living in Weymouth, before retiring. She had a rich and active social network of friends and family.

Jessica shared a special bond with her family, especially her children Jim and Susan, as well as her granddaughter Madeline. She was a wonderful mother who put her family first; always making sure they were cared for. She was able to spend all of her last years with her family and they will cherish those memories forever.

Jessica is the beloved wife of the late James Joseph Byrnes, loving and devoted mother of Dr. Susan Merenda and her late husband Guy of Winchester and James Byrnes and his wife Patricia of Tewksbury, grandmother of Madeline Merenda, dear sister of the late Rose O’Connell & her husband Eddie, special aunt of Dr.’s Pat & Bill Stueck and Liz and Jim Haldeman.

Family, friends and neighbors will gather for a Celebration of Jessica’s Life at her family home on Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Jessica (Caprio) Byrnes”

  1. Patti Byrnes says:

    Jaye you will be dearly missed. You were more like a Mother to me than a Mother-In-Law. I will cherish all the special times we had together. All our Sunday morning breakfasts at Bradford Lantern and our fun shopping sprees. I will also cherish all our family gatherings and will set a place setting for you at Thanksgiving along with my Mother and sister Joanne. Dance and sing with the angels my dear Jaye. I love and miss you more than words can say.

  2. Liz Haldeman says:

    My Aunt Jaye was instrumental in my life. She was a beautiful spirit with so much love in her heart. I will always remember her smile, her pure heart and her laugh. She always found the good in things and I try to do the same because of her. I will be eternally grateful for the way she took care of my mother (her sister) during her battle with cancer. It was touching, loving and much needed. Until we meet again —-

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