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.