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Jennie Kovacevich Obituary

Jennie Mattie Kovacevich
Jennie Mattie Kovacevich

June 20, 1923 - June 4, 2020
Born in Seattle, Washington
Resided in San Pedro, California
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Jennie Mattie Kovacevich passed away peacefully at her San Pedro home on June 4, 2020. Jennie will always be remembered for her sweet and kind personality and as a woman of strong faith. Born June 20, 1923 in Seattle Washington to Mattie Busanick and Ante Baskovich. Jennie lost her mother just a few weeks later. Because her father was a commercial fisherman and was often at sea much of the year, Jennie was raised primarily by her grandparents, Giovanni and Mattea Bussanich. At the age of 13 she moved to San Pedro California with her father and new step mother Vinka Felando Baskovich. Jennie attended Mary Star of the Sea School then later graduated from San Pedro High School. In 1941 she married the love of her life, Joseph Kovacevich, a commercial fisherman, and began to raise a family in San Pedro. Jennie and Joe had 3 children: Joe Jr., Jolene and Jeanne. In 1965 Jennie got a job for the first time in her life. She worked for 24 years for the J.C. Penney Company in Torrance. Jennie was a devout Catholic, a member of the Peck Park Senior Citizens Club and worked for many years on the voters election board. She loved and cherished her family and friends and enjoyed spending her time with them. She especially enjoyed her periodic trips to Las Vegas with family and the senior groups. Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe and brother, Anthony. She is survived by her son, Joseph Jr., her daughters, Jolene (Ken) Buchanan and Jeanne (Frank) D’Ambrosi; grandchildren, Tricia (Mike) Benson, Erin (Scott) Gunther, Lindsey (Marc) Graff, and Jennifer (Mathew) Meadows; great-grandchildren, Tommy, Mathew, Evie, Ava, Aiden and Marc; sisters, Mary Coates and Winnifred Baskovich, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Please contact the family directly for service information. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mary Star of the Sea Church or Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro.




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