OSWEGO, NY – Jacqueline M. Wassenaar, RN PNP-C, 71, a resident of 124 Lakeshore Road in the Town of Oswego passed away Sunday morning Oct. 24, 2010.
She was born in Rochester and was the daughter of the late Barney and Martha Rus Bruinsma.
Mrs. Wassenaar had been employed for many years as a Nationally Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Kathleen Perkins, MD, and Oswego County Opportunities.
Mrs. Wassenaar was a foundress of the Lake Ontario Chapter of the New York State Nurse Practitioners Association.
She was a past board member of Oswego County Opportunities and a member of the Oswego Festival Chorus.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and active in the church choir.
Her faith in Jesus was evident in all aspects of her life.
She found joy in flower arranging, gardening and the song and sight of birds.
Mrs. Wassenaar is survived by her husband, James R. Wassenaar; one daughter, Juanita “Wendy” Wassenaar-Beggs and her husband, Jonathan Beggs, of Nederland, Colo.; one son, James R. (Mary) Wassenaar Jr. of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; one brother, Barney Bruinsma of Rockford, Mich.; two sisters, Luthene Chappell and Alyce Vandelune both of Rockford, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Jacob Wassenaar and Joshua Wassenaar.
A celebration of Jacqueline’s life will take place during the summer of 2011 at a date and time to be announced.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to Oswego Hospital Pediatrics Unit 110 W. Seventh St., Oswego or Oswego Festival Chorus Scholarship, c/o Oswego College Foundation, 219 Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego, NY 13126.
Arrangements are by the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.daincullinan.com