Jean M. Furner, 71, of Fayette St., Earlville, NY, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
She was born November 5, 1949 in Lowville, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Winifred Benedict Quinn. She attended schools in Osceola and New Berlin, graduating from Earlville High School. She studied nursing at SUNY Morrisville. On July 3, 1975, Jean married Timothy E. Furner in Earlville. They shared a blessed and loving union until he passed away on July 13, 2020. Jean was a private duty home health aide, and for 20 years she was a medical and billing secretary at Hamilton Orthopedics until retiring. She was devoted to her family and treasured the times spent with her children and grandchildren.
Jean was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Earlville; where she was active in the Mary Martha Group, multiple Bible Studies and served many positions within the church. She has a very big heart and extended her love and generosity to her entire community; including volunteering at the Earlville Food Cupboard and The Bargain Basket Thrift Shop. She was equally accepting of everyone and compassionate to all, if you crossed paths with Jean, you understood this gift first hand.
Surviving are her children, Melissa and Mohamed Imoudrg of Ft. Pierce, FL; Brian and Trudy Furner, Heather and Michael Phillips, Amanda and Randy Mullin, all of Earlville; Tim and Emily Furner of Deansboro; her beloved grandchildren, Gizem, Cody, Evan, Quinn, Ethan, Megan, Joey, Aubrey, Ayden, Olivia, Jacob, Brennan and Riley Jean; brothers, C. Thomas and Anne Quinn of E. Rochester; J. Hugh and Anna Quinn of Essex Junction, VT; sisters-in-law, Marcia Parker of Earlville and Joan Quinn of Hilton, NY, who was like a sister to her; Also surviving are her good friend and neighbor, Jean Wiltsie of Earlville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to call at the First Baptist Church, 9 West Main St., Earlville on Monday June 21, 2021 from 11am until 1pm, immediately followed by a memorial service at 1pm and interment in the Earlville Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 127, Earlville, NY 13332.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville.
To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com