It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to the woman who loved me before I was even born.  Always with love and grace, Jean made decisions that were in the best interest of others, myself included;  For this I will always be grateful and love her.

For my cousins, I pray that God showers you with his loving grace to see you though this unbelievably difficult time.

With love and prayers,

Susan Ashenfelder-Ferranda, East Windsor, NJ

Kind, caring and loving; that was Aunt Jean. She was always interested in how we were doing. Jean was in love with our Uncle Al and treated our son Max like he was one of her own. She loved visiting us in NYC on her annual trip to see the Rockettes. Our Christmas tree is filled with ornaments they would give us every year and we will forever hang them in her honor and memory.

The Motta's - Mike, Lauren & Max, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Jean was a very special person. We enjoyed her company so much.
Jean had some wonderful stories to tell, and we had many
a laugh over them.
She will be missed! I know she is at home now with her
loved ones.
Rest in peace Jean
Al and Mary Lou Sacca
Ft.Myers Florida

Alfred and Mary Lou Sacca, Ft. Myers Florida

Dear Julie, Laurie, and Jean’s friends and family,

I just learned of Jean’s death last Thursday. I regret that I was unable to attend her funeral and express my sympathies to you in person. I hope that by sharing my memories I am able to comfort you a bit.
I met Jean in September, 1975, when I went to work at the Delmar branch of City and County Savings Bank. Jean was the assistant manager of the branch. She was my supervisor, but she became my mentor and, most importantly, my friend.
When Jean was transferred to the new branch at 583 New Scotland Avenue, I went along as her assistant manager. She was a wonderful manager. The staff and customers loved her and the branch was a huge success.
Jean seldom became angry, but when she did it was a sight to behold. Her temper was a fascinating combination of fiery Irish and icy Scandinavian, but she never carried a grudge, and her anger blew over quickly.
Jean and Al were guests at my wedding and she and Lois Skuse, another lovely City and County alum, co-hosted my baby shower. More recently, Jean and I dined together several times at the restaurant at Capital Hills of Albany. Going there with Jean was like walking into Cheers with Norm: everybody knew her name.
Jean was warm, gracious, friendly, hard-working, generous and fun. I am lucky to have known her and to have been her friend. I am so sorry for your loss, and for mine.

Nancy Stopera, Niskayuna, NY

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