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

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“I was still in Florida and missed the funeral. Jean was a great lady and good friend. My sincere prayers and thoughts are with all the family. She...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Helen Stone - North Syracuse, NY

“Linda and Family,Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Lois and Bernie Campbell ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Bernie Campbell - Leesburg, FL

“Linda so sorry about the loss of your mother.Peg Sherman ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“we were friends for many years,many parties,and many bus trips.she was a wonderful lady.watch out Leo. Josephine&Mario Bucci ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about your Mom. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Cleary - Liverpool, NY

“It was a joy to have work side by side with your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.Mary Rose Fagan ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. Godspeed Jean karen and Bill ladler ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Bill, Linda, Nancy, Patty and your families. We are so sorry to learn of your mom,s passing. Dave and myself have great memories of both of your...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: David Smith - Ocala, FL

“It was a pleasure to have known your mother and father. I have many pleasant memories having worked with Jean at the school district. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Margaret & Ernie Freund - NY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Rod and Mary LeBrun - Marietta, GA

“We offer our sincere condolences to the family. Jean was our neighbor for several years and the most delightful person we had ever met. We were...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Serrano - Liverpool, NY

“I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers and sympathy goes out to all of you at this difficult time.With Sympathy,Becky Thomson-Liberty ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy and Vince (Macko)Lostumbo - NY

“Sincere sympathy to you all.Those left behind are in our thought and prayers. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Richard (Duffy) Spies - Lexington, SC

“I pray for your family as they go through this trial of life. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Laura Tyrrell - liverpool, NY

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Fred, Pat and Bill Fergerson

“Alan and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family. We haven't seen you in many years but did think of you when we would ride down...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: peggy & alan woodruff - Liverpool, NY

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Fred, Pat, and Bill Fergerson - NY


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