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Jeanne Liney

Troy-It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Jeanne (Bendon) Liney of Troy, NY on April 13, 2020. Jeanne was 95 years young and except for a very brief illness at the end of her life, she lived every day with zest and a sense of adventure.

Jeanne was very imaginative and loved to share her hand made creations with her family and friends. She was an avid reader and had a vast knowledge and love of history.  Jeanne was known for her quick wit and storytelling prowess. She had many friends across all age groups and she always cherished time spent with them.  She was a champion for the underdog and was a founder of the local Head-Start Program in the early 1960s. She spent many years working within St. Patrick’s church and grade school. Jeanne’s indomitable spirit and “can do” attitude was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Her faith in God was the foundation of her life. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick’s church in Troy.  Jeanne was born in Waterford, NY to Thomas and Grace (White) Bendon on February 16th, 1925.  She was the eldest of eight children and is survived by her dear sister Marcia McGraw, of Delmar NY, and a brother, Peter (Ann) Bendon of Latham, NY, along with many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Jeanne was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, James W. Liney, who until his death, she never spent a day apart from. Together they raised five children in a happy and boisterous home where all friends were welcome. Jeanne’s life story would not be complete if her unparalleled driving skills went unmentioned. As much as her children and husband loved her, they all feared for their lives whenever she got behind the wheel.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter Susan, and son Glenn, whose lives she cherished and kept alive through many a tale of their childhood adventures.

Jeanne is survived by two sons; James (Diana) of Summerfield, FL. Peter (Liz) of Vero Beach, FL. and a daughter, Grace Ellen of Troy, NY.  In addition to her children, she is survived by her five grandchildren; Michael (Sherry) Liney, Eric (Krista) Liney, Maribeth (Marc) Linmore, Kimberly (Jeremy) Driscoll, Samantha (Rob) L. Stantial, and twelve great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Jeanne requested that any donations be made in her memory to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; 85 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be no calling hours and a private family burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery, Troy.  A memorial service celebrating Jeanne’s life will take place at a later date. For online condolences please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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I have wonderful memories of Jeanne and the other Liney's - I can still see Jean in the kitchen welcoming anyone that came through her door. I was a frequent guest at her home when my children, Theresa and Shelly, were small. Both she and Jim always made me feel welcomed and loved. I will surely miss her. Orysia Nester

Orysia Nester Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

To Jeannes family. So sorry to hear of Jeannes passing. She was a great gal and will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to you.

Mary Wiley Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

Grace,We were so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Our families go way back to St. Patrick's Parish days when your Mom and mine were in the PTA together and Glen and my sister, Kathie, dated briefly.....over 50 years ago. My sisters and I walked past your house every day on the way to school....seems like yesterday. I saw your Mom in the dollar store a few years ago after not seeing her for years and years and yet we chatted away for 20 minutes! I hope you will take comfort in knowing she is with God now as well as your Dad, Sue and Glen. I'm sure your memories of your Mom--the matriarch of your family-- will keep her close in your heart always. May she rest in peace.

Patty & Anthony Tedesco Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

Grace, We will always remember your Mom has an extraordinary person from our days as members of the St. Patrick's Parish Community. She was a beautiful Mother, Grandmother and Wife who was a kind and lovely woman. We're sure you take comfort in the knowledge that she is now reunited with other members of your family in heaven.

The Mainella Family Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

Grace I am very sorry for your loss especially in these uncertain times, from the McHugh family we send out our deepest condolences and God bless Tim McHugh

Timothy P Mchugh Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Grace,Peter and Jim,I'm sorry to hear of your mom's passing.She was a very special Lady. Of all the memories of her is her yelling for your father when Susan and I got caught doing something stupid.JIM!!!! Peace and hugs to all

Chris O'Reilly Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Grace, Jim & Peter,So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I have so many memories, from visiting your family with my Grandfather, to the festivities at my parents house. My Mom only had a few cousins, and she cherished each one of them. She loved sharing stories with your Mom.My prayers are with all of you, may she rest in peace.Carol

Carol Schongar Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

There is no good time to say goodbye to the people that are a part of our hearts. But as you settle into a new pace without the ability to pick up the phone to say hello, know that she's always with you now and you are never alone. May you and your family receive peace and comfort from those still here who love and know your heart and hold you dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Phyllis Long Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Grace I'm so sorry to hear the passing of your Mom... My Mom an her were such great friends for so many years.. please know I am thinking of you during this time...

DENISE Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Grace, we are deeply sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Jim & Peter. We have so many memories: your Dad, Susan & Glen..Our sincere condolences.Marlene & Derek George

Derek George Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

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