Jean E. Alexin, of Hornell

HORNELL-Jean E. Alexin, 102, formerly of Myrtle Ave., Hornell, died Wednesday at Elderwood of Hornell Nursing Facility, where she had resided for the past 9 years.

Born in Jamaica, NY on April 13, 1918, she was the daughter of Felix & Mary (Perillo) Riccardo. She has resided in Hornell for most of her life.

Jean attended school in Hornell and later was employed as an aide at the former Clancy’s Assisted Living Facility in Hornell. She later was employed as a seamstress at the former Marion Rohr Corporation for several years.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. Jean enjoyed cooking & baking and was especially known for preparing delicious pasta dishes. She was also an excellent seamstress who enjoyed crocheting, sewing and doing alterations on her children’s clothes. In her younger years, she enjoyed rooting for her husband who played baseball in the former local men’s baseball league.

Jean was married on September 2, 1940 to John Alexin who died January 8, 1993. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Rev. Benedict Riccardo and Peter Riccardo; 2 sisters, Sister Mary Antoinette Riccardo and Theresa Sheridan.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Teresa (Louis) Pulkowsky of Hornell and Jean (Kevin) Conklin of Hornell; 1 son, John (Donna) Alexin of Choctaw, OK; 8 grandchildren, Lisa (Tony) Green, James Pulkowsky, Thomas (Ann) Freeland, Kimberly Conklin, Kevin (Julie) Conklin, Kristen Conklin, Robert (Carrie) Alexin and Mark (Blair) Alexin; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Fr. Stan Kacprzak officiating.

The Graveside Service for Jean will be streamed via Facebook Live and can be viewed on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Monday at 1:30 PM by visiting  The video will remain available for viewing on our Facebook page for 30 days. 

Arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Jean’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to either St. Ann’s Church, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843 or to Elderwood at Hornell Activities Fund, 1 Bethesda Dr., Hornell, NY 14843.

A special “Thank-You” to the entire staff at Elderwood of Hornell Nursing Facility for their kindness and loving care shown to Jean during her 9 year stay. Jean’s family will always be eternally grateful!

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