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Genevieve E. Spink

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Genevieve (Jenny) E. Spink VALLEY FALLS – Genevieve (Jenny) E. Spink 87, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, Bennington, VT after a long illness. Born on August 25, 1926 in Cambridge, NY, Jenny was the daughter of the late Floyd E. and Ethel Hall. She now joins her husband of 65 years, John R. Spink, Sr. who died in 2010. She was also predeceased by her siblings: Geraldine Hall, Arlene Hamilton, Esther Driscoll and Gordon Hall. She is survived by a sister, Wanda Macura, Granville, NY and a brother, Herbert (Louise) Hall of Port Crane, NY. She was a devoted mother to: Judy (Martin) Wendell of Valley Falls, NY; John R. Spink, Jr. (Diane) of Rye NH; Jana (James) King of Cambridge, NY; and Jaye Spink (Maryann) of Schaghticoke, NY; loving grandmother to Shannon (James) Mattice of Canton, NY; Kara (John) Scieszka of Greenwich, NY; Sean (Hillary) Wendell of Clifton Park, NY; Meghan (Matthew) Reynolds of Johnsonville, NY; John Wendell of Melrose, NY; Traci Wolfe of Dover, NH; Dylan Spink and Shane Spink of Rye, NH; Holly (Nicholas) KingRuebel of Rowley, MA; Robyn (Michael) Schanzlin of Los Angeles, CA; ten great-grandchildren: Jacob and Carly Mattice of Canton, NY; Emily and Jack Scieszka of Greenwich, NY; Warren, Grace, and Bennett Reynolds of Johnsonville, NY; Brittany; Jenica and Mikaela Richards of Dover, NH; along with several nieces and nephews. Jenny graduated from the Greenwich High School in 1941 as salutatorian. After graduation she went to work for General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY as a secretary. She also worked as a secretary in the Nursing Office at Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY for nearly 25 years. Jenny had a great love for nature and animals and loved creating and working in her flower gardens. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, drawing and writing poetry. She and Jack owned and operated a dairy farm and in later years transitioned to raising Registered Hereford and Scottish Highlander cattle. Upon retirement they enjoyed a trip across the country. They were very pleased to visit the minister who married them during this trip. A special highlight for Jenny and Jack was being able to participate in the Country Magazine’s Six Horse Hitch, which travelled from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. They became friends with the main organizer, trainer and drivers of the hitch and were personally invited to attend their wedding in Ohio. They also enjoyed square dancing and roller skating. Special thanks to Dr. Matthew Pender in Cambridge, NY and the staff of The Danforth Adult Home in Hoosick Falls, NY and CLR in Bennington, VT for their exceptional care and support over the past years. We invite you to join the family in celebrating Jenny’s life at a memorial service to be held on Sunday, April 27 at Christ United Methodist Church of Johnsonville, 22 Bridge Street, Johnsonville, NY. Calling hour will be from 2 – 3:00 pm, memorial service and reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jenny’s memory to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 or Second Chance Animal Center, 6779 US Route 7A, PO Box 620, Shaftsbury, VT 05262 in honor of Jenny’s beloved dog Schatzie. Please visit www.ackleyrossfuneralhome.com to share a memory or send a condolence.

Published in The Record on Apr. 13, 2014
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