August 25, 1946 - June 10, 2021
This is the story of a life well lived. Bea was born in Philadelphia to John and Mary (Trainor) Baylor. Beloved older sister to Joe (Deb) Baylor, Jack (Claire) Baylor, Pete (Lucy) Baylor, Marianne (Craig) Houston, Barb (Mike) Falco and "baby sister" Carol (Dennis) Murray. After attending West Catholic High School, Class of 1964, she started working at Provident Mutual Life lnsurance Company, where she was the administrator of the Dairy Workers Union. While working there, she met her future sister-in-law, Suzanne (David) Kerpius.
Bea and Matt Jesiolowski married in 1971 and were happily married and devoted to each other for 28 years until Matt's death in 1999. They started their family with a beautiful baby girl Aimee (Aaron) Jackson and completed their family 3 years later with the arrival of Tina (Rick) Carratura. Bea enjoyed every aspect of family life. She was more than a Mom; she was the chief executive of the household - chef, taxi driver, housekeeper, accountant and nurse.
Once the girls started school, Bea became a volunteer at St. Andrew's School. She could always be counted on to be homeroom Mom and was the Kindergarten Aide for years. She also volunteered for the parish throughout her life in Drexel Hill. She was a proud member of St. Andrew's Women's Club, where she made many lifelong friends. She ran parish fundraisers, including the Harvest Fair. One of her greatest and proudest achievements was a member of St. Andrew's Choir. She hardly ever missed a practice and thoroughly enioyed raising her voice every week at Mass.
Once the girls entered high school, she returned to work as an insurance underwriter at Philadelphia lnsurance Companies in Bala Cynwyd. Bea was blessed with two grandchildren, Gabi arrived in 2008 and Ben in 2016. Bea loved the role of devoted Mom Mom or Mom Mom Mom as Ben called her. She had cut back her hours to spend a day each week with Gabi and once retired, was able to have her special days with Ben as well. Aimee and Tina considered themselves lucky to have her spend so much time with her grandchildren, whom she adored.
ln 2018, Bea moved to the Residence of Glen Riddle where she quickly became the leader of the Welcoming Committee, an honor that she was truly proud to hold. She quickly made many new friends, had the time of her life, and was loved by staff and residents.
Bea was blessed with many lifelong friends, Sheila Tobin, Pat Keller, Gwen Peacock and her newest bestie, Ellie Clark. Truly devoted to these women, Bea was always there for them and they for her.
Bea thoroughly enjoyed her life and was always true to herself. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt to many nieces and nephews, friend, and volunteer. She surrounded herself with those she loved. We cannot begin to imagine a world without Bea in it but will be forever thankful that she was in this world! She quietly made this world a better place by her good and loving nature. She will surely be missed by all.
Relatives and friends are invited to honor and say their goodbyes to our newest angel, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:00-8:00 PM and Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:00-10:00 AM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill, PA. lnterment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA
ln lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Bea's name to be sent to St. Andrew's Choir, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill, PA 19026