Jean Wilkinson

02/12/2013 12:17 PM |

Jean Wilkinson of Southold died Feb. 5, 2013, after a brief illness. The lifelong North Fork resident was 79 years old.

She was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Greenport, N.Y., to Anthony and Jennie Volinski and graduated with Greenport High School’s Class of 1952.

On Sept. 3, 1955, she married Robert Wilkinson at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Jean had been a secretary for the Village of Greenport and a volunteer at San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She had also served as a Girl Scout leader and was active with the Girl Scout Council.

Surviving are her husband, Robert; children, Linda Szymczak of Southold, Ellen Dill of New Suffolk and Jennifer Grilli of Greenport; a brother, Antone Volinski of Greenport; and seven grandchildren, Connie Robinson, Nicole Cooper, Rebecca Neese, Rachel Neese, Maegan Grilli, Karl Szymczak and Jared Grilli; and a great-grandson, Colton Cooper.

The family received friends Feb. 6 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 7 at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport by Father Andrew Blake. Interment was at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.

Memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or American Heart Association would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.