We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brooksville Chapel
Jean Ellen Huss Piermatteo passed peacefully from this life to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 22, 2022.
Jean was predeceased by her son, John Charles Piermatteo; parents, Frank and Mildred Huss; brothers, Charles Huss and Edward Huss. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Joseph John Piermatteo; four children, Michael Piermatteo (Donna), Lori Veith, Stephen Piermatteo (Jessica), and Kristen Clements (Clay); twelve grandchildren, Kelli Stewart (Alan), Sarah Hewitt (Matt), Katharine Veith-Hughs (Alan), Alison Veith, Ryan Piermatteo, Taylor Owensby (Bailey), Alexis Noark (Matt), Keaton Piermatteo (Zoe), Lee Piermatteo, Wayne Piermatteo (Sarah), Madison Clements, and Parker Clements; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Robson (Tom); and sister-in-law, Sandra Davis.
Jean was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1933. She was extremely athletic and active in sports throughout her high school years. She was a cheerleader and played on the field hockey and basketball teams. Her nickname was “Gunner Huss” for her basketball shooting ability. She met her husband when she was 19 years old. The two were married on June 11, 1955 and started their family shortly after. Joe and Jean moved to Florida from Pennsylvania in 1967 where they raised their five children. While raising their children she worked as a school secretary. At the age of 49 she pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse and received her RN degree at the age of 52. She completed her working career as a school nurse at Hernando High School where she was loved by all of the students. She spent countless hours as a volunteer for both her church (St. Johns Episcopal) and as the treasurer for the American Cancer Society.
Jean deeply loved God, her family, and her many dear friends. She brought patience, love and kindness to every day. Her calm welcoming spirit brought children from the neighborhood to the dinner table nightly. She never had a cross word to say about anyone. She always had faith that God was in control and would meet their needs. She was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed and will be in our hearts until we meet again.
A private service is being held for the family on August 13th.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to either the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or to Hernando County Hospice.