Jill Teresa Cornelius de Clercq van Weel


Jill Teresa Cornelius de Clercq van Weel, 64, of Centerville passed away peacefully at home on May 19th with her family by her side.  Born in Englewood, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Frans Ralph and Teresa G. van Weel.  Jill grew up in Needham and Duxbury and graduated from Colby Sawyer College.  A beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, neighbor and friend, Jill loved to be any place she could appreciate nature.  She enjoyed long walks on the beach, bird watching, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Jill will be remembered most for her sparkling blue eyes, her storytelling, the devoted love she had for her family, her European flair in decorating and dress and for always walking on the sunny side of the street.  Her spirit will forever shine on those she loved with every song a bird sings and every spring flower’s bloom.  Jill is survived by her daughter, Melissa Garrity Sieminski of Duxbury, her grandchildren Caitlin and Teddy and their father Robert Sieminski of Kingston, her brother John van Weel and Susan Jordan of Harwich, her nieces Chrissy Pearson of Dennis, Nicole Merriman of Brewster and Katie Glantz of New York City, her sister-in-law Kathy Hunt of Brewster and her dearest friend Tally Jones of New London, NH and her family.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Barnstable. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a trust that has been set up to benefit Jill’s cherished grandchildren.  Donations may be made to the Jill van Weel and Family Benefit Account in care of Rockland Trust, 1195 Falmouth Road, Centerville MA 02632.