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Friday, February 3, 2023
Jeniva Dee (Parker) Albrycht, 80, of Meriden, passed away, unexpectedly at her home, in her bed in the early morning hours, on Monday, January 23, 2023. The world lost a loving and amazing woman and Heaven gained yet another angel who is now standing by her husband’s side in Heaven. She had been the loving wife of the late William Vincent Albrycht for 62 years. He had passed away only 6 months earlier from Parkinson’s Disease.
While her family’s hearts are broken, it brings peace and comfort to them knowing that she is with her husband again and that they will be together now, for eternity, watching over their loved ones from Heaven.
She was born on November 15, 1942 in Rosehill, North Carolina to the late Jacob Franklin Parker and Lucy Brooks Parker. She was a triplet and the youngest girl of fifteen children.
Jeniva was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister, and friend to many. In addition to her late husband, William, she is survived by her daughter Kimberly Albrycht Bradford and her husband Karl, one cherished granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth Bradford and their beloved dog, Heartland, all of West Hartford. She is also survived by her sisters and brother and their families; Ruby Rae Parker Merritt of Sumpter, SC, Forest Jean Parker and Roger Calhoun Parker, both of Rosehill, NC. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, James Albrycht and Doris Green of Bristol and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters; Fred Parker, formerly of Jacksonville, NC, Durwood Lee Parker, formerly of Rosehill, NC, Louise Parker Dempsey, formerly of Wallace, NC, Sandra Alene Parker Jones, formerly of Smithtown, NY, Mary Francis Parker Nitschke, formerly of Bayshore, NY, Jacob Franklin Parker Jr., formerly of Wichita, KS, Mae Ernestine Parker Hoffmann, formerly of Wallace, NC, Ruth Grey Parker, formerly of Rosehill, NC, Charles Joseph Parker, formerly of Rosehill, NC and Judy Dee Parker, formerly of Rosehill, NC.
Jeniva was a nurse and worked in New York Hospital. While she was working there, she was kicked by a patient with a steel toe boot while treating him. She had over 50 surgeries resulting from that injury. The injury left her disabled and she wore 2 braces on her legs. One brace was from the injury and the other brace was from a stroke that she suffered later. She learned to walk again, twice, when the doctors told her that she never would. She suffered multiple strokes and had hip surgery after breaking her hip. Wearing the braces, which were extremely heavy, caused her to have severe back pain. She had to have excruciatingly painful injections in her spine. She developed Trigeminal Neuralgia shorty after her husband passed away from Parkinson’s. Trigeminal Neuralgia caused excruciating jolts of pain to shoot into her jaw. Then, she was diagnosed with a Macroendenoma Brain Tumor which they “happened upon” during an MRI to diagnose the severity of the Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Despite all of this, Jeniva was so strong like a tank, never complained once, and always found blessings in everything each and every day. She appreciated all of the little things in life and only genuinely wanted everyone around her to be happy. She loved her family and loved everyone and enjoyed sitting and visiting with them. She never wanted or needed anything fancy. She loved the Boston Red Sox and McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries.
Jeniva was lovingly referred to as the “Southern Rebel.”’ She could do anything and never gave up. She drove with her left foot and her right leg across the seat because her right leg was soldered straight. If she asked my dad to do something and he told her to wait a minute, she would just do it herself! Even at 80 years old, she would put boxes on her walker and move them from place to place. She always said, “If there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Jeniva stayed in touch with everyone every day and loved to talk to all of her family members on the phone, especially her daughter and granddaughter. She would talk to her daughter 4 to 5 times a day and sent loving texts throughout the day, every day.
Jeniva was so happy that her family moved to be closer to her. She always just wanted everyone to be happy all the way to the day she passed. She adored her daughter and granddaughter more than anything in the world and she missed her husband dearly. They were married for 62 years. Some might say that she died of a broken heart.
Jeniva’s family and friends know she loved them all with all of her heart and she knows they all loved her endlessly.
“Mom, we will carry you with us each and every day in our hearts and live our lives in such a way that honors you and Dad and that would make you both proud. I am so blessed to be your daughter. I ❤️you. Rest In Peace now Mom. We love you and you will forever be in our hearts. We will see you again. When it’s our time, I know that you and Dad will be there, together, to lovingly welcome us ❤️” - Kim
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Southington. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 175 S. End Rd., Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.