Eugenia “Jennie” Beebe of Cutchogue died on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. She was 88 years old.
Eugenia ‘Jennie’ BeebeJennie was born on Oct. 27, 1934 on Manor Hill in Mattituck to Polish immigrant parents Stephania (née Barsczewski) and Michael Sawicki. Jennie was part of a large hard-working farming family. She graduated from Mattituck High School. She was a life-long parishioner of Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church. She was so proud of her Polish heritage.
Jennie met her first love of her life Walter Kapustka, born on April 4, 1930 and also from Polish immigrant parents. They were married on June 14, 1953. They had three children and bought their house in Cutchogue. Jennie had to raise her young children on her own as her husband passed away in a tragic accident on March 22, 1963. Only to be married for almost ten years. When her children were older she worked in the food business. For years she worked at the Southold Sweet Shop, Wally’s Luncheonette, Mattituck Tolendal, only to finish her career buying the Cutchogue Diner with her friend Dee. She loved it there as she always had stories with the people she met. They sure had a lot of laughs and fun times and memories. She was a great cook, baker, worker and friend. The Diner is where she met her second love of her life William M. Beebe. They were married for 25 great years. Bill passed away on September 6, 2008.
Jennie was predeceased by her first husband Walter Kapustka; her second husband William M. Beebe; her youngest son Paul Kapustka; her siblings Helen Lech, Stanley Sawicki, Edward Sawicki, Mary Ekster and Richard Sawicki. She is survived by her sister Stella Hughes; her daughter Joan Rempe (Gary); son Steve Kapustka; daughter-in-law Ingrid Kapustka; and her grandson Dylan.
We will miss her smile, sense of humor, laugh and her kindness.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 3-7 p.m. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue, officiated by Father Stan Wadowski. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery adjacent to the church.
Memorial donations to North Fork Animal Welfare League or Our Lady of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
This is a paid notice.