Jeanette Hinkley

Obituary of Jeanette I. Hinkley

On Christmas morning, her favorite holiday, Jeanette I. Hinkley passed away at the age of 77, after a long and courageous battle with recurring ovarian cancer. Born on August 5th, 1943 in Oneonta NY to the late Philip and Beatrice Ireland of Unadilla, NY, Jeanette was raised on the Ireland family farm located on Crane Hill Rd., to which she lived all but 12 of her years. Married to Robert F. Hinkley on October 9th, 1965, the couple of 55 years raised their two children, Suzanne and Andrew, in Unadilla NY. Jeanette graduated from Sidney High School in 1961 and ended her career with retirement from Amphenol Aerospace. Most recently, having served as a Councilwoman for the Town of Sidney, NY for the past 4 years. With her husband, Jeanette volunteered for the Unadilla Fire Department in a variety of roles, including President of a Company and an EMT over the span of 30 years. Jeanette was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sidney NY for over 40 years. She enjoyed many activities including baking, sewing and bird watching as well as fishing from the boat at the family camp on Black Lake. She will be remembered for her kind and soft spirit, commitment to traditional patriotic values and her undying love for her family. Her grandchildren and recent great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Jeanette is survived by her husband, Robert F. Hinkley, children Suzanne M. Davis (Richard L. Davis) of S. New Berlin, NY and Andrew P. Hinkley (fiancée Heidi Dear) of Unadilla NY. Grandchildren Matthew R. Lippa (fiancée Kaleigh R. Wright), Meghan R. Lippa, Lilly-Mae Hinkley and Parker D. Hinkley. Great-grandchildren Alexander and Gabriel Lippa. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Unadilla Fire Department. Condolences and memories may be shared online at Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney, NY.
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