Jeannine B. Kornbrath
February 16, 1930 – March 10, 2021
Jeannine (Bernier) Kornbrath, 91 of Windsor Locks, CT died on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 peacefully at Hartford Hospital. Born in Bristol, CT on February 16, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred J. Bernier and Marie A. (Poulin) Bernier. The family moved to Canada during the depression era and then back to Connecticut relocating in the Hartford area. She attended St. Ann’s School and then Mt. St. Joseph Academy for her high school education. General Electric employed her for both the Apparatus and X-Ray Department for 9 years. After her marriage, her family was brought up in the Hartford area before moving to Plainville. While residing in Plainville she worked for P.A.R.C. and for DATTCO in New Britain before retiring to Florida. If there was any time left over after meeting all of the day’s obligations in bringing up the family, she loved doing any kind of craft: crocheting, stripping and refinishing furniture, sewing her own clothes, making drapes and bedspreads, and working on her knitting machine and getting in some reading. She was a decent cook even though cooking was not her first love, but when the spirit moved her, she would cook up a storm and freeze it. Jeannine was predeceased by her former husband, Raymond J. Kornbrath and her brother Joseph Roger Bernier. She is survived by her three sons and a daughter: Wayne Kornbrath of Newington, CT, Brian Kornbrath and his wife Barbara of Bridgeport, WV, Gary Kornbrath and his wife Donna of Myrtle Beach, SC, Kristin Venturini and her husband Anthony of Windsor, CT, her sisters Rejeanne LeFrancois of Raleigh, NC and Lorraine Bernier of West Hartford, CT. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael, Connor, Dylan and Elyssa Kornbrath and Gianna and Caysee Venturini. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, www.NOF.org. Services will be held at a future date when COVID restrictions have lifted. Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT 06108 are entrusted with the funeral arrangements. To sign the on-line guest book go to www.newkirkandwhitney.com
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Jeannine B. Kornbrath
March 16, 2021
Jeanne and I spent may hours over the years exchanging books, crafting, creating Christmas letters, or just chatting about anything. She produced the most beautiful items on her knitting machine. So many wonderful memories.
She has been a dear treasured friend for over 20 years. I missed her when she left Florida, I miss her today and will always hold her friendship close to my heart.
A famous saying from Jeannine to Bill was, "I just want to pick your brain" when she needed to repair something in the house. Bill was always there for her if she needed help and always loved her asking him for advise , but most of the time was successful in getting her job done herself.
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the Kornbrath family. You had a gem of a lady in your family.
Bill and Joyce Werner