unknown - May 2, 2012
Jacquelyn Leone Sommers Pfisterer, 80, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Liverpool, New York, passed away Wednesday May 2, 2012 after a brief illness with family at her side.
She was born in Schenectady and resided in Liverpool for 54 years, before “retiring” to Richmond VA in 2007. She was an advocate for seniors in the Liverpool area. She was a founder and director for 24 years of Tulip Street Center a non-denominational senior day service for seniors that could not attend or participate in other senior activities. She served on the Liverpool Housing Authority Board and was instrumental in the creation of the independent senior living facility The House at 807. She also served as First Vice President for the League of Women Voters. Her support and caring for the needs of the elderly were her passions once her children were grown. She enjoyed her last few years just minutes from her youngest daughter and her young family.
Her husband Fredrick, her parents Edward and Georgette Manny Sommers of Schenectady, her sister Patricia Cavell and nephew Chris Carvell preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Lisa (James) Penfield of Baldwinsville, Eric (Nancy) Pfisterer of Camp Hill, PA, Kurt (Tina) Pfisterer of Renssalear, Tracy (Mark) Smith of New Market, AL, and Michele (Daniel) Healy of Richmond, VA; grandchildren Rachel (Ryan), Sarah, Jacob, Zachary, Nathan, Shiloh, Leigh Anne (Alex), Craig, Fredrick, Brooke, Amanda (Garrett), Candace (John), Kelsey, Madeline and Patrick; great-grandchildren Aubry, Ryan, Bianca Jacquelyn, Bella, Aiden, Connar and Dillon, her aunt Helen Sommers of Ohio, a niece, several cousins and her beloved cat Daisy.
A funeral mass : 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1001 Tulip St., Liverpool. Calling hours: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. preceding the mass from at the church. Burial will follow in Liverpool Village Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers should be sent to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005, heart.org for the donation form.