CANISTEO: Jeannine C. Hall, 86, of East Main St passed away on July 24, 2017 following a battle with Alzheimer ‘s disease.
Jeannine was born in Corning NY on September 4, 1930, the daughter of J. Sidney and Doris B. Crandall.
Jeannine was a proud member of the Corning Free Academy Class of 1948. She then went on to pursue her passion of becoming a nurse at Alfred University where she graduated from the School of Nursing in 1952.
It was during her time at Alfred University where she met her husband William J. Hall. Jeannine and Bill married on May 15, 1954. They went on to have four children together. In 1966, they made the decision to settle in Canisteo to pursue their careers and raise their family.
In the early years of juggling family and work, Jeannine supported Bill in his coaching endeavors at Canisteo Central School. Although Bill was the head football coach, Jeannine attended more games than he did! You would often find her scrubbing and washing all the football uniforms after the games, preparing for the team to come over to watch game films and was always welcoming any neighborhood kid into her home.
Jeannine had a love for nursing. It was a joy for her to teach others how to be the best nurse they could be. In 1965, she was instrumental in obtaining a grant to start a Licensed Practical Nursing program in Hornell, NY which later became part of BOCES. She later retired from her years as a Nursing Instructor and remembered fondly the relationships with and accomplishments of her students.
After retirement, she enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Keuka Lake and helping her son Mark at his Main St. business in Hornell, the Sports Fan-Atic.
Jeannine would be the first to let people know her greatest accomplishment was her family.
She was predeceased by her father J Sidney Crandall, and her mother, Doris B. Crandall.
Jeannine is survived by her husband Bill and her 4 children, Christopher (Marina Arold) Hall of Attleboro, MA., Stephen Hall of Almond, Mark (Edna) Hall of Hornell, and Lisa (Jeff) Ryan of Canisteo. The joys of her life, her 5 grandchildren: Brett Ryan of Charlotte, N.C., Bryce Ryan of Cuba, N.Y., Raegan Ryan of Houghton, N.Y., Tyler Hall of Alexandria, V.A., Slade Ryan of Canisteo, N.Y., cousins and some very special friends.
The family will be present to receive friends at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St in, Canisteo, on Monday (July 31, 2017) from 4-7 pm where funeral and committal services will take place immediately following calling hours. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843, or Faith in Action, 20 Broadway Mall, Hornell, N.Y., 14843.
Online condolences and memories may be shared through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.