In Loving Memory of

Jeanette Usmiani Brinsko


Jeanette Usmiani Brinsko passed away on August 27, 2020 after a long and fruitful life at the age of 95. She was born October 28, 1924 in Weirton, WV to Andrew A. and Marie Ticich Usmiani. After graduating from Catholic Central High School in Steubenville, OH Jeanette attended Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Spanish. In 1950 she married Stephen F. Brinsko and they settled in their hometown of Weirton. Jeanette taught art at Weir High School until the birth of their first child. In 1959 the family moved to Hollywood, FL where Jeanette was active in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and was a founding member of Nativity Catholic Church and school. After moving to Gainesville, FL in 1971, Jeanette worked as a floral designer for Crevasses Florist, House of Flowers and the Country Sampler. She was a charter member of Holy Faith Catholic Church. Her joy came from her children and grandchildren, as well as the paintings and crafts that she made for friends and family. In 2013 she adopted her beloved dachshund, JoJo, who was her constant companion. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Steve in 1998. She is survived by her children, devoted daughter Andrea Brinsko of Gainesville, Dr. Steven Brinsko of College Station, TX, Daniel (Kit) Brinsko of Gainesville, and her grandsons, Andrew Brinsko of Gainesville and Thomas Brinsko (fiancé Lauren Sheldon) of Coventry, CT. A memorial service will be held at Holy Faith Catholic Church on
Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be in Weirton, WV at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Holy Faith Catholic
Church or the local Humane Society.

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  1. Nancy Bailey at · Reply

    I was so sad to hear of Jeanette’s passing. Jeanette was such a wonderful, beautiful person. She will always have a special place in my heart. I will never forget her smile and her laughter and our long conversations. She was like a second mom to me and I will miss her so much. Sending love and prayers to Steve. Andrea and Dan as they go through this difficult time.

  2. Cindy Cottone at · Reply

    Hey Andrea it’s Cindy Cottone. God bless your mother and I’m sure she’s in heaven now looking down on you and will always protect you and your wonderful family. She had to be a great woman because she had a great family. She raised all of her children right and it showed as the years went by. I know it’s tough to Lose a member of your family but especially your mother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you will find peace and know that your mother is always looking after you. Sending my love Cindy

  3. Jeffrey Ticich at · Reply

    Jeanette one of my favorite cousin’s and my Godmother! You are now in a better place with all the relatives !!! You are probably having a huge celebration with all the relatives. I will miss all our phone conversations over the years. ! My prayers and thoughts will forever be with you. Love you , cuz. Jeffrey Ticich. P. S. Tell everyone Hi from Jeffrey ????????????❤️❤️❤️

  4. Maria Usmiani at · Reply

    Dear Andrea, Steven, Daniel, and family,

    I am Maria Usmiani, your Mom’s cousin, and I kept in touch with her through yearly phone conversations as well as Christmas cards. I always kept her updated with what was happening in Pag, Croatia, with all the relatives. I was just thinking about her the other day and was going to give her a call. So this morning I was so surprised and saddened when my nephew, Andrew Usmiani, called me that he saw the obituary online, We moved from Weirton, WVA, many years ago and live in New Jersey. Please accept my deepest sympathy and from my sister, Neva and her family, and my brother, John’s, children, and my daughter, Darlene and her family. I will miss your Mom, a lot and will send a message to the relatives in Pag and Joseph Usmiani in North Jersey. Love, Maria

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