Celia Pamela Juris
March 2, 1943 – November 18, 2021
Celia Juris, age 78, of Bardonia, New York, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
Born in Manhattan, Celia grew up on East 12th Street in Brooklyn. She studied at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn School of Nursing, receiving her RN license in 1963 before earning her bachelor of science degree at Hunter College in 1966.
A lifelong caregiver, Celia began as the supervising nurse at Home Aides of Rockland in New City, New York, in 1977 and worked there for 32 years, retiring as executive director in 2009. She was passionate about service and volunteered with many organizations over the years, including Clarkstown, New York’s Shade Tree Commission and the American Cancer Society.
Celia was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener and as she approached retirement, she achieved her master gardener’s certification and began volunteering with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She lectured frequently at public libraries on orchids and other horticultural topics, and taught gardening and plant care to children and seniors.
Her love of travel sparked many adventures with Harry, her loving husband of nearly 56 years, taking them as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska, and as far south as Antarctica.
In addition to Harry, she is survived by her children, Carolyn and Peter, their spouses, David and Judith, and her grandchildren, Evan and Leelynn. The world is a better and greener place for her having been here and we will miss her tremendously.
Funeral services will be held Monday November 22, 2021 11:00 AM at Hellman Memorial Chapels 15 State Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Interment will follow at Wellwood Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
Memorial contributions should be made in Mrs. Juris' memory to Jewish Home at Rockleigh, 10 Link Drive, Rockleigh, NJ 07647.
Shiva will be observed Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Saturday after Shabbat until 9:00 PM. For the location of the Shiva observance, please contact Hellman Memorial Chapels (845)356-8600.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hellmanmemorial.com for the Juris family.
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