M, b. 1908, d. January 16, 1972
- Birth: Sylvester Barrett was born in 1908.
- Death: He died on January 16, 1972, at age ~64.
F, b. March 19, 1919, d. January 1982
Family: John Barrett (b. September 8, 1902, d. September 1981)
- Birth: Josephine Kocken was born on March 19, 1919.
- Death: She died in January 1982, at age 62, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
M, b. September 8, 1902, d. September 1981
- Birth: John Barrett was born on September 8, 1902.
- Death: He died in September 1981, at age ~79, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
F, b. December 8, 1928, d. April 25, 1997
- Birth: Rita Kocken was born on December 8, 1928.
- Death: She died on April 25, 1997, at age 68, in Abrams, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
Albert Francis Wertel
M, b. April 21, 1915, d. February 26, 1996
Family: Rita Kocken (b. December 8, 1928, d. April 25, 1997)
- Birth: Albert Francis Wertel was born on April 21, 1915.
- Death: He died on February 26, 1996, at age 80.
Irene E Bricco
F, b. December 3, 1918, d. October 12, 2011
- Birth: Irene E Bricco was born on December 3, 1918 in Neva, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Robert J VanAdestine were married on August 16, 1944 in Bear Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Irene E Bricco died on October 12, 2011, at age 92.
- Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
- Note: Irene E. (Bricco) Van Adestine, 92, Green Bay, Wis., was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
Irene was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Neva, Wis., and was the daughter of the late Leo and Mabel (Olesen) Bricco. Irene graduated from Bear Creek High School, Outagamie County Teachers College and Oshkosh State Teachers College. She taught in the one-room rural schools of Waupaca and Outagamie Counties. In 1967, Irene went back to teaching at St. Joseph Catholic School in Green Bay. Irene remains a member of The Brown County Retired Educations' Association.
Irene has always been a staunch supporter of her husband's involvement in hockey and officiating on a local and state level. This interest had continued on through her son and two of her grandsons. Irene spent over a decade helping with her daughter's Girl Scout troops.
As a young girl, during the depression years, Irene acquired the skill of sewing from her mother. She began by learning how to reuse and refashion styles that were popular at that time. Irene always dressed very fashionably through her high school, college and early teaching years. After she was married, with an ever increasing family, Irene happily spent the rest of her life making clothes, curtains and doing mending/ repairing for all of us.
She was an active member of St. Jude Parish, chairing many funeral luncheons, greeting for funerals and helping in the office. Irene was also a long time member of the St. Jude Women's Club, bible study group and, with her deep faith, would pray her rosary daily. Irene was a Red Cross volunteer and enjoyed participating in exercise groups for over 30 years—well into her 90's. She traveled extensively with her husband, family and friends throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Irene's love of family and history guided her to spend countless hours putting together books and memorabilia regarding our family stories and genealogy, which has been enjoyed by many and for future generations.
Irene was a very energetic lady and always had a project going. We were told that while in school, her teachers wondered if she ever sat still. Well, we can tell you that she rarely did! She was the life of many get-togethers and could always be counted on to get the fun going, whether dancing, singing or putting together the greatest costume.
She married Robert "Red" Van Adestine Aug. 16, 1944, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bear Creek. Robert preceded her in death Apr. 29, 1987. They were blessed with six children, Bobbie, Donna, Renee, Sue, Margaret and Dan. Her family was her greatest pride.
Irene is survived by her children and their spouses, Bobbie and Tom Browne, Sue and John Piton, Margaret and Bruce Demerath, Dan and Jill Van Adestine all from Green Bay; Donna and Larry Morrow, Renee and Tom Werner from Luxemburg; her grandchildren, Michelle (Jeff) Wick, Matt (Sabrina) Browne, Jennifer (Neil) Schwartz, Jaci (Tony) Rocheleau, Joe Morrow, Mike (Michelle) Werner, John (Lori) Werner, Zak (Amy) Werner, Dan (Julie) Piton, Karen (Jeremy) Metzler, Derrick (Julia) Demerath, Lee Demerath, Marci Van Adestine and Brian (Darci) Van Adestine; her great-grandchildren, Sarah, Andrew, Emily, Alex, Melanie, Megan, Elizabeth, Olivia, Blake, Madison, Lilian, Ethan, Grace, Iris, Tyler, Ivy, Genevieve, born Oct. 12, 2011; stepgreat-grandchildren, Skyler, Dalton and Sophie.
Irene is also survived by two brothers and sisters in-law, John Bricco, Green Bay; Loy and Lorraine Bricco, Bear Creek; Eunice Bricco, Clarkstown, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Red"; her infant grandson, Stephen Lawrence Morrow (6/16-11/5/1981); her parents; and her siblings and their spouses, Domain Bricco, Fern (John) Lorge, Leonard (Margie) Bricco, Gladys (John) Martin, Florence (Bob) Mathewson; brothers in-law and sisters in-law, Maurice Van Adestine, Sarah (Alfred) Clausen, and Alice (Frank) Binder.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Blaney Funeral Home 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Visitation will continue Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1420 Division St., Green Bay, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Thank you Margaret and Bruce for the special care you have given Mom.
Irene lived her vibrant life to the fullest and was a true role model for her children and grandchildren.
"We love you Grandma Van!"
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from October 13 to October 14, 2011.
Robert J VanAdestine
M, b. March 30, 1920, d. April 29, 1987
- Birth: Robert J VanAdestine was born on March 30, 1920.
- Marriage: He and Irene E Bricco were married on August 16, 1944 in Bear Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Robert J VanAdestine died on April 29, 1987, at age 67, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
John Paul Bricco
M, b. June 30, 1925, d. July 20, 2016
- Birth: John Paul Bricco was born on June 30, 1925 in White Lake, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on July 20, 2016, at age 91.
- Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
- Note: John Paul Bricco, 91, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was born on June 30, 1925, in White Lake, WI to Leo and Mabel (Oleson) Bricco.
John attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from Bear Creek High School, Class of 1944. In 1945, he was drafted during WWII. John served in the U.S. Marine Corps for a short time before he was given an honorable discharge.
Mr. Bricco continued his education at the Outagamie County Teachers College in Kaukauna, WI and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Certificate as a Reading Specialist from UW-Oshkosh. John started his teaching career in 1952 with the first four years as an upper elementary teacher and principal at Embarrass State Grade School, Embarrass, WI. He taught at Clintonville Junior High School for eight years before moving to the Green Bay area in 1964 to take a teaching position at the Allouez Junior High School. John earned his Masters of Reading Degree in 1969 from UW-Madison and did post-graduate studies in reading at UW-Oshkosh, the University of Utah and Brigham Young University in Utah. From 1978 until his retirement in 1986, he served as the K-12 Reading Supervisor for the Green Bay Area Public Schools. As a staff member for UW-Oshkosh, Mr. Bricco taught reading practicum classes in the Green Bay area. John also had several articles published in the Wisconsin Educational Association Journal and the Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal.
John was a member of the Greater Bayland Reading Council, holding the offices of Treasurer, Vice President, and President and was a member of the Brown County Foster Parent Association. Mr. Bricco was an active parishioner of St. Jude Parish. He participated in the Bible Study, enjoyed his involvement with the children's Summer Bible School and served as a member of the Board of Education for St. Jude Parochial School.
John worked in the restaurant field as a young man, starting out in his hometown of Bear Creek. He then moved to Green Bay where he enjoyed being the "breakfast chef" at the Beaumont Hotel and as the chef at Chambers Island in Door County. John worked six summers as the "head cook" for the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Bear Paw, to finance his education.
As a young boy, John remembers sitting on the front porch and listening to his mother do "chording" on the piano and singing. This is no doubt started him with his life-long love of music in which he became an accomplished organ and piano player. He was the Director of Music for the Green Bay Elks and was the church choir director at his hometown parish. For many years, John would entertain at ManorCare and Santa Maria nursing homes with some good old fashion sing-alongs. He didn't stop there! John was known as "The Music Man" to his friends at Woodside Manor II which was his home since 2011.
He is survived by foster sons: Joe (Bonnie) Phillips, Green Bay, and their daughters, Valeri, Laura, Kendra, and Hayley; Russ Woitula, Montello, WI and his children, Christopher, Abraham, Olivia, Caleb and Eve.
"Grandpa John, thank you for all the love and attention you gave us. We will miss you!"
John is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Loy and Lorraine Bricco, Bear Creek; his vast list of life-long friends, as well as his extended family of nieces and nephews: Bobbie Browne, Sue Piton, Margaret Demerath, Dan Van Adestine, Donna Morrow, Renee Werner, Holly Bergner, Rick Mathewson, Lynn Heezen, Scott Mathewson, Mary Toellner, Joe Mathewson, Pat Hanke, Jim Bricco, Cathy Raemer, Linda Crandell, Bev Hendren, Jerry Lorge, Jack Lorge, Tyler Lorge, Don Lorge, Judy Lundberg, JoAnn Brook, Cleo Ware, Jack Martin, Sandy Wanta, Randy Bricco, Lyle Bricco, Sharon Hume, Les Bricco.
John was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother and sister, Joseph and Zelda; his siblings and their spouses, Domain (Eunice) Bricco, Fern (John) Lorge, Leonard (Margie) Bricco, Gladys (John) Martin, Irene (Robert Van Adestine, Florence (Robert) Mathewson; and nephews, Larry Bricco and Leroy Lorge.
John's family will receive relatives and friends at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1420 Division St. Green Bay, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23. The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
"I would like to thank Sue (Van Adestine) Piton - my business representative who helped me with my general finances, scheduling/taking me to appointments and especially the countless things she did for me during her weekly visits. I would like to gratefully recognize Margaret (Van Adestine) Demerath - my beloved niece nurse for her caring help with my medical decisions. Thanks also go to Bobbie (Van Adestine) Browne who was always there when I needed her."
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from July 21 to July 23, 2016.
M, b. circa 1646, d. July 2, 1702
- Birth: Daniel Townsend was born circa 1646 in Oyster Bay, Nassau Co, New York.
- Death: He died on July 2, 1702 in Oyster Bay, Nassau Co, New York.
F, b. circa 1643
- Birth: Susannah Forman was born circa 1643 in Oyster Bay, Nassau Co, New York.
M, b. circa 1608, d. 1668
- Birth: John Townsend was born circa 1608 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.
- Death: He died in 1668 in Oyster Bay, Nassau Co, New York.
F, b. 1621, d. 1684
- Birth: Elizabeth Montgomery was born in 1621 in Ireland.
- Death: She died in 1684, at age ~63.
M, b. January 8, 1594, d. December 22, 1677
- Birth: Thomas Townsend was born on January 8, 1594 in Norfolk, England.
- Marriage: He and Mary Newgate were married in 1613 in Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
- Death: Thomas Townsend died on December 22, 1677, at age 83, in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
F, b. circa 1598, d. February 28, 1692
- Birth: Mary Newgate was born circa 1598 in Tynsworth, Southwick, Northumberland, England.
- Marriage: She and Thomas Townsend were married in 1613 in Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
- Death: Mary Newgate died on February 28, 1692 in Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts.