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RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Jennie Anne Boss, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Little Falls.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1940, in Tupper Lake, daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy Madore Richer.
She was raised and educated in Tupper Lake and graduated from the Catholic High School in Tupper Lake with the Class of 1959. She continued her education at the Watertown Business School.
She had worked at the Ovalwood Dish Company in Tupper Lake and then traveled across country to Pasadena, California, with a friend to work at the Jet Propulsion Lab.
On June 11, 1966, she married Robert E. Boss in the Saint Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake. They shared a devoted union of 41 years until his passing on May 10, 2008.
In the 70's, Jennie ran a gift shop on Main Street called Jennie Anne's Gifts. Besides being a busy farmer's wife for many years she opened her home as a certified caregiver for Otsego County ARC, retiring in 2009. Jennie enjoyed knitting and a good game of Scrabble.
She will be remembered as a fun-loving energetic person who truly loved family get-togethers. She made sure everyone was having a good time. She was gracious, caring and devoted to her family. In good times and sad, she was there for them and proud of each accomplishment. Jennie had the ability to make a person feel like they were the most important person in her life. She was a true friend and will be sadly missed by all especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Bobnick and her husband, Kevin; two sons and their wives, Christopher and Susan Boss and Brian and Kimber Boss, all of Richfield Springs; eight grandchildren, Christian, Jonathan, Zachary, Damon, Stan, Cole, Clay and Molly; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Callie Boss; many nieces nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Besides her parents and husband, Robert she was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Richer and twin sisters, Carol and Carolyn Richer.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home; 40 West James St., Richfield Springs.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, at St. Joseph the Worker, Richfield Springs. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Richfield Springs.
Memorial donations may be made to Project San Pedro, ID 418 Boss, 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407, or the Richfield Springs Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1456 Richfield Springs, NY 13439.
Published on August 8, 2017
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