Jean worked as a secretary for the State of Michigan, Department of Public Health for 20 years. She was a former member of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, a current member of St. Mary Cathedral, sang for many years in the choir of both churches and served as Eucharistic Minister.
Surviving are her two sons; Peter (Eva) Walacavage and Alex (Tena) Walacavage; seven grandchildren, A.J. Walacavage, Kristin (Steve) Panganis, Allison (Matt) Piggott, Kimberly Walacavage, Amanda, Nick (Shelley), and Korey VanDeventer; three great grandchildren, Chasen Panganis, Anna Piggott, and Claire VanDeventer; brother-in-law, Bob Benedict, Major US AirForce (Ret.) along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Walacavage in 1973; brother, Leo Janeck; and sister, Helen Taylor.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., Lansing. Rite of Christian Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Thursday, December 26th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in loving memory of Genevieve, to the Ingham County Medical Care Facility Foundation.