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November 15, 2012

Jeanne R. Garrity

Jeanne R. Garrity

WYNANTSKILL — Jeanne R. Garrity, 84, of Wynantskill, went to be with her late husband on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 3, 1928, in Ridgewood, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth Ewald Dietz. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Gilmore G. Garrity, whom she married on March 13, 1946, in Elton, Md. She lived in Long Island until 1970 and then moved to Schenevus where she resided until moving to the Capital Region in 2006. Jeanne had several occupations in her lifetime, but her most rewarding was as a nanny and daycare provider in her home where she cared for many children over the years. She was also known for her marvelous and delicious cooking.

Jeanne is survived by her three daughters: Bonnie J. Garrity of Oneonta, Patricia Garrity of Portlandville, and Jeanne Westcott and her companion Barry Portanova of Wynantskill, her grandchildren, Peter and Lauren Marchione of Orange City, Fla., Bonnie Jeanne Marchione of Hicksville, Shannon Clancy of Orange City, Fla., Dennis Heaney of Portlandville, Heather and Werner Stitch of Old Forge, Pa., William Alvarez of Portlandville, Michelle Westcott of Queens, Jennifer Westcott of Schenevus, and Kimberly Westcott of Oneonta, and their father Richard Westcott of Schenevus, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

An informal graveside service will be held at the Schenevus Cemetary on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11am, with a celebration of her life to follow at the Schenevus Masonic Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Jeanne.

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