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Jean E. Corning

September 11, 1922April 6, 2021
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CORNING - Jean E. April 6, 2021 at age 98, of Wales Hollow, NY. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Corning Sr.; dearest mother of Marsha (Bob Harbaugh) Merkel, Linda (late Fred) Rosenberg, Joseph II (Berta Guevara), Patricia (Rosie Colomaio) Corning and the late Jean (Walt Mahoney) Daly; dear sister of the late Harold Knobloch; cherished grandmother of Michelle (Don) Merrill, Charles Daly, David (Valerie) Rosenberg, Susan (Emil) Rosenberg, Danielle Kopinski, Sue (Tim) Gerken, Kathy Meyer, Sandy (Tom) Noel, Donna (Bruce) Almeter and the late Joey Corning III; great-grandmother of many great and great-great-grandchildren. Family will be present on Tuesday from 3-7 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM at Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main Street. Please assemble at the church. Interment will follow at Wales Hollow Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to FISH of East Aurora. Jean was a dedicated volunteer for over 20 years at FISH and Past President of the Wales Historical Society. She was a longtime Member of the Wales Senior Citizen Group and Wales Republican Club. Jean loved being with her family and friends, enjoyed reading, bird watching (especially when a Cardinal came to her feeder!) and traveling. Jean participated in numerous volunteer events for the Wales Lutheran Church and town. Online condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Jean E. Corning

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April 25, 2021

To Jean's Family,
I only knew Jean for a short while - I used to drive her to the East Aurora Senior Center, through Rural Transit, for her painting class. She was such a wonderful person and so down to earth. We had many conversations during our rides and I will miss her.

Berta Guevara

April 17, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Jean's family and friends. I had the honor of caring for Jean for a short period and it was a joy. Patty gave me instructions for her bedtime care which were really instructions for pampering Jean. Towels, socks, pajamas were all warmed. We used body lotions, lavender hand cream, lip balm and foot lotions. Back and foot rubs, warm hip and neck pads and Jean loved and appreciated it all. Then it was exercise, kisses and prayer and to make sure Gracie her cat was near. This was my favorite time besides listening to her stories, enjoying her birds, watching Jean enjoying her sticker books with Patty and watching Hallmark movies. It was hard leaving her. We'll miss her dearly. Love you Jean.

Lynn Trasatti

April 12, 2021

Pat and family, we loved your Mom and were very sad to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person and always made people feel special! Hold on to the special memories and she will live forever. With Deepest Sympathy. Luv, Mary, Lynn & Jenna

Joe Corning

April 11, 2021

Mother, YOU were my HEAVEN ON EARTH,

Linda Rosenberg

April 11, 2021

Our Family has lost a Ray of Sunshine, an Inspiration of Love & Kindness with the passing of our Mother... Mom was an outstanding Mother & Grandmother who enjoyed life, loved her friends and family and appreciated everyone who came into her life.
We miss her laughter, her sense of humor and her positive outlook on life. Mom has left her footprint on our hearts...we miss her dearly and will love her forever...
With Love,
Susan & Emil, David, Valerie & Penni

Linda Hausauer

April 11, 2021

I am sorry for you loss. Jean was a sweet lady. I remember her from the Luthern Church on East Creek Rd. She was always friendly, happy and will to help you if you need it. Prayers for your family.
Linda Hausuaer

Danielle Kopinski

April 11, 2021

This is my grandma and my children’s nana.. I have had the pleasure of caring for her over the past few years and am so grateful for our time together .. I’ve laughed .. I’ve cried in her lap.. and have had countless intimate conversations with her.. I love you gram xxoo this photo is of a day we replanted all her aloe plants.. thanks for the memories ❤️❤️

Caitlin Kopinski

April 11, 2021

This was my amazing Nana. I have so many cherished memories with her. One of my favorites is when my siblings and I would come to visit and she would show us the new paintings she had done. She was such an amazing nana to me and I will always remember her amazing strength and sense of humor. I love you nana.