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Jean Bosco


Port Leyden - Jean Bosco, 91, formerly of the River Road, passed away on Sunday April 6, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where she had been a resident since March of 2010.

Born on January 22, 1923 in Thendara, Jean was the daughter of Spencer and Anna Pullman Bliss. Following the untimely death of her father, she moved with her mother to Port Leyden at the age of 2. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Robert O’Brien, Sr. on the O’Brien farm on the River Road. Following graduation from Port Leyden High School, Jean attended St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, where she obtained her Registered Nursing License. Following graduation she went to New York City where she was a nurse in training at Queens General Hospital, where she met her future husband.

She was united in marriage with Joseph Bosco on September 22, 1946 at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden. The couple built a home on the River Road, near the O’Brien Farm where Jean was raised. For many years Jean was employed as the school nurse at Port Leyden High School. Mr. Bosco, a veteran of WWII passed away on April 10, 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph (Marie) Bosco, Littleton, CO, Robert (Debra) Bosco, Glenfield, five Grandchildren, four Great-Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Bosco, and her brother Robert O’Brien, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 pm at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Route 12 Boonville, with Pastor Dan Tabolt officiating. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, 6390 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield, NY 13343.

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