Jeanneine Otero passed away in her home in Odenton, MD on March 11, 2022 of natural causes at the age of 89. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law and friend to many in her community. Among the highlights of her working career was serving as the Vice President of Administration and Human Resources for a prominent local information technology firm. She was an active golfer, sailor and enjoyed her cruises of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Jeanneine is survived by her husband Richard J. Otero, Sr. her six children Jennifer, Jeffrey, John-Andrew, Kathryn, Kristin and Richard, Jr. She is also survived by her sister, Justine Rogevich, one granddaughter, Jessica and three great grandchildren, Jeffrey Samuel, Alexandra and Zachary.
A viewing will be held at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain HWY, (Rt 3 South Bowie, MD 20715) on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, a prayer service, also at Beall on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 am, with burial on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, 900 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035, starting at 12:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21400 or to St. Judes Research Children Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
My Wife Jeanneine -A Farewell, for the Moment!
We were first co-workers, then friends, later a business partner, wife, confidant, my life mate. That is the woman who lies in front of us today.
When we first met, over fifty years ago, I was dazzled by her intelligence, her work ethic, her sincerity and yes by those sky-blue eyes, her welcoming smile and her, well let's just say her "girlish figure".
Our life together started like a hurricane, difficult to predict if we would survive the trials of divorce, changing families, upended careers, numerous homes and locations, eighteen - hour workdays that we worked together, shoulder-to-shoulder. Without her, I would have failed. With her, I succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, as she was my constant wingman and the wind beneath these wings, throughout the highs and all the lows.
This seemingly gentle woman with a heart of gold had a backbone of iron, a mind like a steel trap and a memory that seldom forgave and never forgot.
I was unbelievably lucky to have her in my life. The greatest thing that can happen is to meet that special person who makes you feel that you are living in a dream come true. It was like every smile, every touch, every kiss and every experience together was a treasure worth holding onto.
She is no longer with us. Cheated out of achieving the ripe old age of 90 and beyond, experienced by many of her aunts. This said, even in her departure, she knew, because I reminded her on a daily basis, that the undeniable affects of her graceful aging, just made her more beautiful, more desirable more important to me and my life. Even in her death, I continue to fall in love with her every day and look forward to being with her and to many more "walks and kisses in the woods."
Your forever loving husband, Dick