Mrs. Justyn R. (Jelercic) Pretnar

  • Born: June 5, 1914
  • Died: February 11, 2017
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Justyn R. (Jelercic) Pretnar of Wakefield, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 unexpectedly at age 102.

Justyn was a strong and creative woman. She sewed many projects she designed, as well as practicing traditional decorative arts like quilting, quilling, and tole painting. Her work won awards at the Topsfield Fair and other competitions. Justyn also collected and restored salvaged antiques. She was an active member of the Wakefield Senior Center in Massachusetts, and a lifelong member of the Progressive Slovene Women of America Circle 7 and the Slovenian National Art Guild in Cleveland Ohio. She attended Mass at St. Patrick Parish.

Justyn was the beloved wife of the late John A. Pretnar. She was the loving mother of Judy Potts, Robert Pretnar and his wife, Marilyn (deceased), John Dean Pretnar and his wife Connie. The loving grandmother of Jaymie Wolfe, David Pretnar, Debbie Pretnar, Denise (Pretnar) Gorski, Joshua Pretnar, and Jason Pretnar, Justyn was the cherished great-grandmother of 15 and great-great-grandmother of 11.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Monday February 20th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Sunday February 19th from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm at the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator available

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