December 12, 1939 - April 29, 2021
Jean Connelly Bambury, 81 of Rotterdam, passed away after a long battle with respiratory disease on April 29, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 12, 1939, the daughter of the late Sarah and Joseph Connelly Jr. Jean was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, V. Dalton "Duff" Bambury; and her beloved son, Thomas Dalton Bambury. Jean graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in elementary education. Teaching was her passion, and she will continue this vocation through her anatomical gift to Albany Medical College, her granddaughter's alma mater. Throughout her life, she maintained membership to St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Schenectady. She was also a proud member of the Alpha Sigma Beta sorority and remained close friends with her sorority sisters for over 60 years. Singing was also a lifelong hobby, and she was a member of the Melo Dears barbershop chorus for years. Jean also took joy discussing interesting obituaries with her sister, Janet. (We hope this one gets Jean's approval!) Jean's favorite job was her most recent - in guest services at Rotterdam Square Mall where she befriended all of the mall walkers and workers. Her infamous fall into the mall fountain was caught on video and provided hours of entertainment for her friends and family. Jean created loving communities everywhere she went through her love of storytelling and values of friendship and generosity. A true matriarch, she often "held court" with family, neighbors and friends who looked to her for anything from life advice and political commentary to the latest news on her favorite reality TV shows. Everyone knew that a trip to Jean's house wasn't complete without a good laugh, and she kept her loved ones laughing up until the end. Countless people looked to Jean as a confidant and she treasured the special relationships she maintained with loved ones near and far. From her famous spot on the couch, she stayed connected and created lasting memories for those around her. She was known for her thoughtfulness, with her granddaughters coining the word "Gramazon" for her knack of always choosing exactly the right gift. Jean is survived by her daughters, Meg (Mike) Lisi of Rotterdam and Beverly (Robert) Moquin of Marlborough, Conn. She is also survived by her five granddaughters who were her pride and joy: Kerri (Kris) Ferrari of Oxnard, Calif., Amy (Sean) Simmons of Duanesburg, Dr. Kelly Moquin (Dr. Justin McLees) of Sacramento, Calif., Shannon Moquin of Rotterdam and Megan Moquin of Marlborough, Conn. She is also survived by her great-granddaughters, Adelynn Rose and Lyla Jean, of Oxnard, Calif., as well as two great-grandchildren to be, Kyler Lee Simmons and Baby Moquin McLees. She is also survived by her devoted and loving sisters, Mary Hannon of Rexford and Janet Burke of Oceanside, Calif.; her brother Joseph Connelly II (Joan) of Salem, S.C. and many nieces and nephews on the east and west coasts. The family is grateful to Jean's niece Mary Pat for her loving and compassionate care of Jean during her last days. They also want to thank Jean's neighbors on Keator Drive for the love and support during her illness, especially Debbie Castle and Kathy Genier. The family would like to thank the Community Hospice for their assistance and loving care of Jean during her last weeks. A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 3, in St. Madeleine Sophie Church, Carman Road, Schenectady. The family will greet friends and relatives immediately following.
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