August 8, 2017

    Jeanne Marie Pudney Ellis died peacefully at her Oneida Lake home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Canastota NY. She was 81. Jeanne is survived by her husband of 64 years Boyd Ellis of Syracuse, daughters Sue (Gary) Craft, Cathy (Gary) Hotaling, Beth (Phil) Costanzo, Stephanie (Gary) Wheaton, JoAnn (Dan) Nash, Patricia Ellis Miller, sons Michael and Mark, siblings Patricia Smiley and James Pudney, 20 Grandchildren, 12 great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Jeanne was born on August 25, 1935 in Syracuse NY to Roland and Jane Easterly Pudney. She graduated from Valley Academy class of 1953, then married Boyd in November 1953. After moving to Montgomery Alabama, Jeanne began working for Montgomery Fair in sales, then for Al Means Ford Dealership as Boyd fulfilled his Air Force obligation. Over time the couple welcomed 8 children who remember her as a cheerful, gentle, strong, patient Mother who loved her family and encouraged them to pursue their goals. Jeanne was accomplished at world traveling, knitting, painting, bird watching, and gardening. She began the first Girl Scout Troop #555 in Bridgeport and served as treasurer for the Bridgeport Library. She was active in 4H. She is a generous, intelligent, dedicated quick witted Woman whose first love is her family. Calling hours will be 4 – 7 pm, Friday August 11, at G. F. Zimmer funeral home 702 Legion Dr, Chittenango. Funeral services are 10:00 am. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. A reception will follow at 2261 New Boston Rd, Chittenango. Reverend Diane E. DiLuzio will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to celebrate Jeanne’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bridgeport United Methodist Church Charity at 377 Rte 31, Bridgeport, NY 13030. Condolences can be sent to http://gfzimmerfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank Hospice, and Community Hospital staff for their care. G.F. ZIMMER F.H. CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366


    Jeanne was a wonderful, caring woman. I served with her on the Sullivan Free Library Board nearly 40 years ago. We had great times at our meetings in support of the library. She was also a great mother. I have also been privileged to know several of her children, all very nice. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed.


    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom was a wonderful caring person - may her memories keep her near your hearts.