Jessie R. Chesk


Jessie R. Chesk of South Deerfield passed away at the Windemere Nursing Home on Sunday, April 10. She was 92. She was the beloved wife of William G. Chesk, who predeceased her in 1980.

Jessie was born in Deerfieldon December 9, 1918 to John and Jenny (Filipkowski) Kolokoski. Jessie was a resident of South Deerfield all her life until she had recently been residing on Martha’s Vineyard. Jessie worked for many years in the Deerfield Elementary School as the head cook and retired in 1979. She was and avid bingo player and also enjoyed wood carving.

Jessie is survived by her daughter, Kathleen A. Chesk of Oak Bluffs and her son, William G. Chesk, and his partner, Pat Budney, of Florida; grandchildren Michael and wife, Maggie, of Maine and Tammy and her husband, Kevin O’Connor, of Lakeville and their children Maeve, Maura, and Molly; also a niece, Cynthia Nickerson of North Hatfield, and nine additional nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Jessie was predeceased by two grandchildren, Paula and William J., and by her brother, Karol Kolokoski, and sisters Liza Burek and Marion Beauchesne.

At Jessie’s request, her services will be private. Donations in Jessie’s memory may be made to Island Hospice, P.O. Box 4188, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.