Jean C. Jennings
May 6, 1928 – August 28, 2019
A memorial mass for Jean C. Jennings, 91, of Ogdensburg will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg, NY with Rev. Justin Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Cyril’s Cemetery in Alexandria Bay, NY. Per her request there will be no calling hours. Jean passed away early Wednesday morning (August 28, 2019) at St. Joseph’s Home with her loving family by her side.
Jean is survived by her sons Michael (Alice) Jennings of Watertown, Richard (Carol) Jennings of Watertown, Donald (Sandra) Jennings of Davenport, FL, James (Kathy) Jennings of Syracuse, and Phillip (Sharon) Jennings of Memphis, NY; daughters Barbara (Jerry) Kroeger of Ogdensburg, Joan (Jeff) Hewitt of Nashville, TN, and Nancy Wheeler of Liverpool; sisters Phyllis Nichols of North Carolina and Elaine Matott of Gouverneur, 29 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Phillip Jennings Sr. on June 14, 2019, a daughter Laura Scinta in 2010, brothers Walter and William Cassaw, and a sister Judy Cassaw.
Jean was born May 6, 1928 in Gouverneur, a daughter of the late Roy and Irene (Thomas) Cassaw. She graduated from Gouverneur Central School and married Phillip L. Jennings Sr. on June 30, 1948. She worked for New York Telephone Company before becoming a stay at home Mother while raising her children. After moving to Alexandria Bay in 1974 she worked for the Thousand Islands Sun, and ultimately becoming a real estate agent in Alexandria Bay, working for Thousand Islands Realty and made a career there, working for over 15 years.
She was a former secretary and member of the River (formerly E.J. Noble) Hospital Auxiliary, a former member of the Alexandria Bay Golf Club and a Red Cross Volunteer in Florida. She enjoyed family gatherings, crossword puzzles, playing golf, being around friends, spending her winters in Florida and her summers on the St. Lawrence River.
Jean embodied elegance, she was known for her smile, and enjoyed nothing more than sitting back and watching her family spend time together. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Joseph’s Home Foundation; 950 Linden Street Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or to the Red Cross; PO Box 37839; Boone, IA 50037. Condolences, thoughts and fond memories can be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
- Funeral Mass Saturday, September 7, 2019
Jean C. Jennings
Denise and Dan Sullivan
September 8, 2019
To the Jennings Family,
We are so sorry to hear Your Mom, Gramma, Sister, Aunt, has passed on to her eternal home. Though you will miss her, she has been reunited with her true love, who I'm sure was waiting with open arms to welcome her home. May the memories of times spent together with her, comfort you, and help to ease the pain of your loss. Our sincerest sympathy, Denise and Dan.
Cheryl Watson Purtell
September 2, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away but am also thinking about what joy there is in heaven right now. Your Mom and Dad will be so happy to be together again with no more illness or struggles. Love and prayers to a very special family from a very grateful neighbor who just loved growing up next door❤️🙏
August 30, 2019
Dear Jennings Family,
You may or may not remember me. My name is Mickey Ladouceur McKenna. I am the oldest daughter of Ed & Joan Ladouceur. My parents, the Lehighs and your parents were all lifetime friends. I shall always remember them with sincere affection. So sorry for your loss.
P.S. I can remember one time when Phillip was playing hockey in Norwood-Norfolk arena,against my son and people thought your Dad was my Dad..
Your parents are my sister's godparents. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 29, 2019
Aunt Jean was my favorite aunt. I have too many fond memories of her, as well as my Uncle Phil, to fit into this small space. Starting with visits with my parents as a kid, to visits as an adult to the river or Florida. Dar and my heartfelt condolences go out to all my cousins at your loss. Such an amazing lady and she will never be forgotten, loved more, or appreciated for her many kindnesses.
Love you guys......Craig and Dar