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Jean Christopher
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    1911 Fairview Ave.
    Schenectady, NY 12306
  • Animal Protective Foundation
    53 Maple Avenue
    Scotia, NY 12302
  • Visiting Nurse Service of NENY
    108 Erie Blvd.
    Schenectady, NY 12305

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“So sorry for your loss . Jean was a wonderful person. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace an love ”
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Jean Christopher, 91, of Schenectady passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Born in Madrid, NY, Jean was the daughter of the late Kenneth Myers and late Ella (Price) Duquette.

Jean retired from the Watervliet Arsenal as a machinist and dispatcher and later worked for the Carl Company and NYS Department of Tax and Finance.

Jean was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was known for her gardening, wonderful cooking, antics at playing poker and her love of animals, especially cats.

Besides her parents, Jean is predeceased by her dear step-father Lee Duquette as well as her first and second husbands, Alton Avery and Dominick Christopher and her longtime companion, Mike Victorwitch.

Jean leaves behind her loving daughters, Judy Avery Granger (Pliney) of Littleton, NH and Nancy Avery Maiorano of Schenectady, her sisters, Greta Hite of Dewitt, NY, Betty Farley Strack and Joanne Preston (Paul), both of Lake Placid. She also leaves behind her beloved grandson, Christopher Avery and her 4 granddaughters, Gabrielle Clark, LeaghAnn Haggett, Michelle Dee (Walter Weglinski) and Gina Maiorano, 5 great grandchildren, Joshua Clark, Meaghan Haggett, Jordan Haggett, Skyler Dee and Karina Weglinski, 1 great great grandchild, Brookelyn Noyes and many nieces and nephews, as well as her precious cat, Peedle.

A memorial service will be held for Jean at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1911 Fairview Ave., Schenectady on Saturday, November 8 at 4pm. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Memorial contributions in Jean's name can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1911 Fairview Ave., Schenectady, NY 12306, the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY 12302 or The Visiting Nurse Service of NENY, 108 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY 12305.