Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY


Evelyn V Insetta

October 20, 1923July 18, 2019

Evelyn Veronica Lennon Insetta was called home to the Lord peacefully on July 18.

She was born October 20, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Bronx, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium by her parents, John Lennon and Frieda Kappel Lennon.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Frank, son John, brothers Charles Lennon and John Lennon, and sisters Rita Lennon and Margaret Lennon.

She is survived by daughter Barbara Calabrese, daughter-in-law Linda Insetta, four grandchildren: Jennifer Insetta (Jamie Reynolds), John-Michael (Teri) Insetta, Jessica (Richard) Insetta Frie and Jeremy (Kristie Hardin) Insetta; andgrandson-in-law Ralph Pajerski.

She was blessed with 13 great-grandchildren: Michael Frie, John-Austin Insetta Pajerski, Brittanie Frie, Kasey Pajerski, Andrew Pajerski, Anthony Frie, Kiera Insetta, Nicole Insetta, John-Michael Insetta, Jr., Camryn Insetta, James Insetta, Sophia Insetta and Meaghan Insetta. Evelyn was further blessed with two great-great-grandsons: Aiden and John Frie.

She was active in St. Mary's Catholic Church where she served as a former member of the Parish Council and as a member of the Rosary Society. She was an instrumental part of the creation of the Religious Education program, and prepared countless Oneonta children for their sacraments.

The family wishes to thank the staff of AO Fox Nursing Home, Unit 2, who cared for her lovingly as their own and her dear friend, Vivien Nelson who provided Evelyn and the family with love and spirituality, especially in her final days.

"Nana-Banana" loved her family above all, and was a true blessing to everyone who crossed her path.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, from 5-7 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 30, 2019 at St Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, at 10:15 AM.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


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Evelyn V Insetta

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Linda Fisher

July 24, 2019

My first memory of Mrs. Insetta was as my 1st Grade Religious Education Teacher. We had class in the basement of Saint Mary's Church. I always looked forward to class and loved having Mrs. Insetta as the teacher. Since being a student in her class, she always remembered me every time our paths would cross. She was one of the nicest people I've ever met. My condolences go out to her family. The world just lost one amazing woman but gained an amazing angel<3

Tonya Southworth

July 23, 2019

I was so very sadden to hear of Evelyn's passing. Such a beautiful , caring , loving woman, all about her family. One of the Most compassionate women that I was truly blessed to have helped for many years through Otsego County Office For the Aging. I have so many fond memories of Evelyn and we have shared many laughs through the years. She was such a wonderful outstanding lady who I truly adored, and will miss and remember her smile and laugh always. You are truly missed and loved by all. Thoughts and Prayers go out to her family. God bless you all. Hugs