Jocelyn Elizabeth Manderico

Jocelyn Elizabeth Manderico, nee Massie, 38, died unexpectedly Nov. 10, 2023, at her Darien home.

She was born in 1984, and came home to her family, James and Christine Massie, in Hinsdale on Dec. 17 of that year.

Jocelyn attended Monroe School, Hinsdale Middle School and Hinsdale Central, graduating with the class of 2003. She was a fun, spirited soul who had many interests. As a child and young adult she traveled widely with her family and was an accomplished skier and swimmer. She trained as a nursing assistant and brightened the lives of many seniors in long-term care. When well, she was an upbeat and joyful person. She was a loving mother to her children and dedicated to her husband, Benju. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and music and her greatest joy was caring for Benju and their children, Maiyari and Lilyah, and also her stepson, Joey, and her firstborn child, Jayden.

Jocelyn is survived by her husband, Benju; her children, Maiyari, Lilyah and Jayden; her stepson, Joey; her parents, James and Christine Massie; her in-laws, Julie and Benedicto Manderico; her aunts, Frances Winter and Janis Massie; her brother, Jonathan Massie; her sister-in-law, Jenny (Veed) Massie; her brothers-in-law, Ben Jr. (Lynda) Cruz, Leo, Jube (Chris) and Mars; her sister-in-law, Joanna (Derek) Smitheram; and her nieces and nephews, Joan, Ava, Junior (Jonathan), Vincent, Karina, Zackary, Cody and Alyssa.

Visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Church of the Holy Nativity, 275 S. Richmond Ave., Clarendon Hills, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of DuPage at, or Church of the Holy Nativity at /