Jessica V.E. Harpine ScotiaJessica V.E. Harpine, 85, passed away peacefully August 30, 2013 at Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Sarah Van Emden. She lived in the area for over 50 years. Jessie grew up in Virginia and graduated from Washington Lee High School there. She then went on to receive her nursing certificate at Ellis Hospital's School of Nursing. Jessie worked for VNSA (Visiting Nurse Service Association) and the Oswald D. Heck Developmental Center in Niskayuna, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed bowling for many years before arthritis forced her to stop the sport. Jessie played Tournament Bridge, eventually earning her Life Master ranking. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Abigail, Frances, and Louise. Survivors include her sons, Gordon Harpine and his wife, Sue, Steve Harpine and his fiancee, Suzie; her daughter, Louise Campbell and her husband, Norm; and her daughter-in-law, Deb Harpine and her fiance, Vik. She leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Jennifer (Tim) Gray, Scott (Kim) Harpine, Andrew (Heather) Harpine, Cori (Steve) Lownsbury, and Kevin Swart. Her beloved great-grandchildren are Zack and Justin Gray, Alicia, Dylan, Linsey and Marisa Harpine and Tyler and Giada Lownsbury. The family would like to thank the staff at Baptist Health Center for all they did during her five-year stay. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. As family gatherings were so very special to Jessie, a memorial picnic will be held at the home of Gordon and Sue Harpine in Burnt Hills. Please come and join in the celebration of Jessie's life on September 5, any time after 1 p.m. Please consider making a contribution in memory of Jessica V.E. Harpine to the
, N.E. Chapter, 1717 Central Avenue, Suite 105 Albany, NY 12205. Assiting the family with the arrangements are the Glenville Funeral Home of Scotia-Glenville. Please visit www.glenvil lefuneralhome.com for further information and donations.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2013