Jeanne Close

Jeanne L. Close (Viecelli)

Monday, August 14th, 1933 - Saturday, June 5th, 2021
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Jeanne L. (Viecelli) Close, age 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon. She was born August 14, 1933 in Westmoreland City, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Zopetti) Viecelli. She was predeceased by sons Kenneth Close and Wayne Close and a brother Albert Viecelli. Jeanne was a graduate of Seton Hill College and was a chorus teacher for the Trafford and Norwin School Districts for a total of 33 years. Jeanne was also a church organist and was a piano accompanist for the Irwin Male Chorus. After her retirement, she was a choral director for the North Lake Presbyterian Choir at The Villages of Lady Lake, Florida. She was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon. Jeanne is survived by her husband of 69 years Eugene Close, a son Gregory(Debbie) Close, daughters-in-law Annette Close and Michelle Close, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, a brother James "Jack" Viecelli , a sister Eleanor Tornblom, and several nieces and nephews. Jeanne's family extends their deep gratitude to all those at the Redstone Highlands Memory Care Unit and the Redstone Highlands Hospice Care. A private family viewing will be on Tuesday, June 8, at the Ott Funeral Home Inc., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 11400 St. Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. To send on line condolences please visit
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Agnes Church
    11400 St. Agnes Lane
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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    Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice
  • Interment

    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Bridge Street
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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Posted at 08:39pm
I was so sorry to hear of your mother-in-law passing. She was the sweetest ,classiest, woman ever. Seeing her and her very sweet husband was a joy for me every Sunday at church. The good Lord got a good one. Please accept my sincere condolences. I am the lady who always asked about your daughter and the grandchildren . Donna

George Koelsch

Posted at 02:45pm
Greg you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a great and wonderful person. She will be truly missed. It seems like yesterday that we were in high school and our teacher in choir. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Dom Palmieri

Posted at 09:00am
Gifted with a great sense of humor and musical skills, Jeanne was a very entertaining choir director at St. Edward Parish in Herminie, PA. I sang in her choir for a number of years. May she rest in peace. - Dom Palmieri

Diane Lawless

Posted at 05:23am
Mrs. Close was such a wonderful and devoted chorus teacher . When I think back to my high school days, the memory of our chorus concerts, with Jeanne Close directing, is the first thing that pops in my head. Rest in peace Mrs. Close..

Diane Stayer Lawless class of 1982

Susan Errera Parker

Posted at 10:20pm
Mrs.C was a wonderful teacher. I remember trying out for Close Harmony and being so nervous to sing in front of her. She gave me such encouragement and it eased my fears. I loved being in her class that I gave up my study halls to get an extra class with her. She will always be remember fondly. My deepest condolences to the Close family. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

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