Jean Szemplenski

Obituary of Jean Szemplenski


Jean Szemplenski, 94, of Chester, NJ passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2018 at Holly Manor Center in Mendham, NJ.  Jean was born on May 27, 1923 in Mount Arlington, NJ.  She has lived in Chester for the past 11 years and was previously from Union, NJ.  Jean was a registered nurse at Irvington General Hospital and Cornell Hall Nursing Home.


Jean loved to read.  She liked to visit the casinos, especially trips to Atlantic City and Parks Casino.  Jean had a devotion to St. Jude, and prayed the Novena daily.


Jean is survived by her children, Marie Lubina and husband Raymond, Joan Szemplenski, and Robert Szemplenski, her grandchildren, Allison, Kristen and Matthew, and her great grandchildren, Maurice, Sheehan, and Kaelani.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ben Szemplenski, in 1966.


A Celebration of Jean’s Life will include a visitation on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (Corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ (908) 879-3090.  A 10:00am funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 5, at St. Lawrence Church in Chester, NJ. 

Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at