Jennie A. Boss

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Jennie Anne Boss, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1940, in Tupper Lake, daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy Madore Richer. She was raised and educated in Tupper Lake and graduated from the Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake with the Class of 1958. She continued her education at the Watertown Business School.

She had worked at the Oval Wood Dish Company in Tupper Lake and then traveled across country to Pasadena, California, with a friend to work at the Jet Propulsion Lab.

On June 11, 1966, she married Robert E. Boss in the St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake. They shared a devoted union of 41 years until his passing on May 10, 2008. In the ’70s, Jennie ran a gift shop on Main Street called Jennie Anne’s Gifts.

Besides being a busy farmer’s wife for many years, she opened her home as a certified caregiver for Otsego County ARC, retiring in 2009. Jennie enjoyed knitting and a good game of Scrabble. She will be remembered as a fun-loving, energetic person who truly loved family get-togethers. She made sure everyone was having a good time.

She was gracious, caring and devoted to her family. In good times and sad, she was there for them and proud of each accomplishment. Jennie had the ability to make a person feel like they were the most important person in her life. She was a true friend and will be sadly missed by all especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Bobnick and her husband Kevin; two sons and their wives: Christopher and Susan Boss, and Brian and Kimber Boss, all of Richfield Springs; eight grandchildren: Christian, Jonathan, Zachary, Damon, Stan, Cole, Clay and Molly; two great-grandchildren: Carter and Callie Boss; and many nieces nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Besides her parents and husband, Robert she was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Richer, and twin sisters: Carol and Carolyn Richer.

Calling hours for Mrs. Boss will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, Richfield Springs.

Memorial donations may be made to Project San Pedro, ID 418 Boss, 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407, or the Richfield Springs Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1456, Richfield Springs, NY 13439.