Jean Spencer McAvoy
  • Alzheimers Association of CNY
    441 West Kirkpatrick Street
    Syracuse, NY 13204

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Jean S. McAvoy

Jean Spencer McAvoy, formerly of North Syracuse passed away at Loretto, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, two days short of her 89th birthday. She graduated from Eastwood High School where she was a cheerleader. She modeled for Dey Brothers in her high school years. In 1971, she retired from Gillette Road Middle School as a school secretary and spent 10 years wintering in Boca Raton.

Mrs. McAvoy was a long time Rogues Roost Golf League member, a chartering and past member of Bishop Curley Council 3717 Columbiettes, a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, a Girl Scout Leader and member of the PTA. She enjoyed traveling and had won the Dunk & Bright trip to Ireland.
On March 28, 1996, Mrs. McAvoy was predeceased by her husband, Leo W. McAvoy.

Surviving are her children, William E. (Lynn) McAvoy, Linda S. (Bob) Saloski, Nancy (Terry) McShea and Mary Pat (Ralph) Tiede; nine grandchildren, Heather (Bill) Neely, Scott (Michelle) McAvoy, Jeff Turner, Greg Tiede, Brian Tiede, Mark Tiede, Kerry McAvoy, Julie McAvoy and Maureen McAvoy; four great grandchildren, Caden Leo Neely, Abigail Rose Neely, Connor McAvoy and Griffin McAvoy; a sister-in-law, Betty Cabrey; a niece, Kathy and a nephew, Dennis.

Services will be Tuesday, April 2 at 9:30 am at Fergerson Funeral Home with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Rose of Lima Church and burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. Calling hours will be Monday, from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home, 215 South Main Street, North Syracuse.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the fifth floor of the Cunningham building for the care given to Mrs. McAvoy.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, 13204