April 13, 1943 - December 26, 2017
The youngest of three daughters of Helen B. Neiss and John J. Holiney, "BJ' spent her childhood in Woodlyn, PA. She attended Our Lady of Peace School and graduated from Notre Dame High School, class of 1961.
After working at Scott Paper, she embarked on a career in human resources with IBM in North Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia. She continued in personnel at Sanofi-Aventis until retirement.
"BJ" enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing, decorating, entertaining, fun times and sharing great recipes. Friends throughout her life recall hilarious moments spent together as well as her generosity.
She loved her family dearly and treasured wonderful friendships. She adored all little children. "BJ" was not one to complain and bore hardship and pain with tremendous courage.
A very independent and daring soul, she supported her everyday character by never asking "Why?" but giving it her all and asking "Why not?". We know she welcomed Jesus's finding her a perfect forever home of peace,
love and union with her parents, sister and friends who had gone before her and on the day after Christmas.
"BJ" is predeceased by her parents and eldest sister, Joanne Dragonette. Survivors include her sister, Mary Helen Wallace (Don), nephews Joseph (Gloria), John (Cathy) and Stephen (Jane) and niece Diane Dragonette, grandnieces, Laura and Christine Dragonette and grandnephews, Joseph and Michael Dragonette
Funeral Mass Saturday February 17,2018 10:30am at St. Monica's Church 63 Main Ave Berwyn, Pa. where friends may call 9:30-10:15 am. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to your favorite charity in her memory.