My mom passed away yesterday. While it may not have been the cancer specifically, it was one of the tumors that caused a blood clot that is the likely culprit. It doesn't really matter, she isn't in pain anymore - no more pain, no more radiation, no more chemo, no more needle sticks, no more shingles, no more CT scans, no more xrays, no more bad news...she finally gets peace. And she died in the best possible way - in her sleep, at home and happy where she was. I'm including part of the obituary - omitting the names of survivors out of respect to them.
I pray for peace for my family and George and his family - this has been hard on all of us.
Jeanne Britt, 65, of Fly Creek, went to heaven on January 9, 2013 after a valiant battle against cancer.
She was born in Cooperstown and through the years she had resided in many places. Her true happiness came when she moved to Fly Creek to be with, in her words “the first and last love of her life”, George. Our Mom's greatest accomplishments were; getting her degree at Utica School of Commerce, working at Rinehard, Fitzgerald, & DePietro, raising the three of us and learning how to quilt, one of her favorite past times.
Jeanne was a very loving woman and thought nothing of sharing that love with all she knew. She was a caring, compassionate and giving person who would give the clothes off her back, her last dollar or anything that might help a person in need. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, George and his family, all of whom gave her such joy.
We all want to thank Dr. Leonardo, the 3rd floor staff at Bassett Hospital, and Lamar, for taking such excellent care of her. Dr. Leonardo went the extra mile for her and cared very much.
In lieu of flowers please consider the American Cancer Society in memory of Jeanne.
Memorial calling hours will be Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 1-2:30pm at Wolanin Funeral Home Inc. 266 Main St, New York Mills with a service at 2:30pm.