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Jayne Catherine Hanchett, 90, of Moriah Center passed away Oct. 2, 2017 in Port Henry, N.Y. in the loving care of her family.
Jayne was born in Port Henry, N.Y. on Oct. 15, 1926, the daughter of Stanley and Josephine Gilbo. She attended Sherman Park Catholic School and then attended and graduated from Port Henry High School.
She was a stay at home Mom raising seven children. She then went to work as a caregiver for the elderly, worked for Headstart as a teacher's aide and later for Moriah Central School as a lunchroom monitor.
Jayne enjoyed family picnics at the beach and BBQ's at her home. She was a great cook and was famous for her pizza and raspberry cream pie. She was in the bowling league and loved to travel with bus groups to casinos. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends. She loved animals, cheering her kids and grandkids on in sports and most of all chocolate.
Jayne is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Rufus (Jap) Hanchett; her parents; her son, Douglas; in-laws, Rufus and Bertha Hanchett; brothers, Walt (Mary), Sonny (Betty), Oakley (Betty) and Dickie (Florence)Gilbo; her sisters, Dorothy (Gerry) Shpur, Terry (Red) Baker, Judy (Ben) Snow; brother-in-law, Jay Hanchett; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Dot) French, Jane Chappell, Betty Vargo and Beaulah Antone.
Jayne is survived by her sons, John (Linda) of Moriah, Ward (Stephanie) of Port Henry, Tom (Karen) of Moriah, Edward (Kathleen) of Queensbury, Jeff (Ginny) of Fairport; and a daughter, Tina (Alan) Gardner of Essex; brother, Joe (Mary) Gilbo of Port Henry. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Bill, John, Michael, Jennifer, Becki, Ward (Boomer), Kenny, Mary Kate, Lydia, Isabelle, Emily, Stephanie, Shelby; and her great-grandchildren, Owen, Evan, Addison, Porter, Carter and Chase; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Jayne's home care aides Carla, Vicky and most of all Chrissy Baker.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to NCSPCA, PO Box 55, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 or to the Town of Moriah Ambulance Squad.
Calling hour will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 from 4-7 pm at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 6 at 11 am at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry. Burial will follow in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Moriah.
Published on October 4, 2017
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