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Obituaries: Jeanne Halvorsen

October 18, 2017

February 11, 1935 – October 14, 2017
Cornwall, NY

Jeanne Halvorsen, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on October 14, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. She was 82 years old.

The daughter of the late Dorothy (Pavek) White, Jeanne was born on February 11, 1935 in Manhattan, NY.

Jeanne was a retired Data Processor for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall, NY. She had been a member of the Highland Engine Ladies Auxiliary.

A family statement reads: “To the outside world, Jeanne probably seemed to be shy, quiet and a private person. With her family, Jeanne is remembered as funny, often sharing a ‘behind the scenes’, well timed quip, and enjoying a robust laugh. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing virtual word games with her grandchildren and others. Within the family, Jeanne was legendary for her organization and envelope/money management skills. Jeanne enjoyed and loved her family very much. She will be missed greatly.

The family would like to thank the St. Luke’s Hospital nursing/ancillary staff on 5 North, as well as Drs. Bambino, Sawhney, Joseph, Rajkumar and Reed for their compassionate care of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother during her recent hospitalization. A very heartfelt thank you also to Jeanne’s kind and empathetic caregivers, Eileen and Sandy.

Jeanne is survived by her loving husband, George J. Halvorsen at home; her daughters: Michele Powell and her husband Steven, Cheryl A. Gatterdum and her husband Dennis, Darlene M.Sarchino and her husband Joseph, all of Cornwall, NY; her son: Joseph Halvorsen and his wife Joyce of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY; her cherished grandchildren: Sarah, Matthew, Kristen, Nicole and her husband Steve, Katie, Allison, Amanda and Josh; and her sister-in-law Lea White. Jeanne was predeceased by her brother Robert White.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20th at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Jeanne’s name may be made to the Dorothy P. White Scholarship Fund, c/o Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan, 42 Wallkill Avenue, Wallkill, NY 12589.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to


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