Jean Redmond

Obituary of Jean Redmond

Mrs. Jean Redmond, 93, peacefully passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Finger Lakes Center for Living, with family surrounding her.

A lifelong resident of Auburn, and lifelong parishioner at Holy Family Church, Jean was one of the six “Wallace Girls,” a daughter of Joseph T. and Ellen Moore Wallace. Jean had received all her sacraments from Holy Family Church, had graduated from Holy Family High School, and was a strong member of the Holy Family Alumni Association.

Her career was at Mercy Hospital, as a secretary/office manager. While at Mercy, Jean in her humble compassion provided the extra TLC to her family, friends, and especially parishioners of Holy Family during a stay at Mercy. Her kindness could include a get well card, home baked treats, homemade soup, candy or a flower from her garden. She took good care of all she knew. Even after her retirement from Mercy, her charity TLC continued. Jean was a great fan of Syracuse football and basketball.

Her husband, Francis predeceased her in March 1977. She continued living on Mattie Street as long as her health prevailed.

Surviving are their children, Kevin (Gina) Redmond, of Auburn, and Barbara (John) Baxter, of Boston; sisters, Marge Szakalski, of Auburn, and Joan (Cork) Johnson, of Oswego; six grandchildren, Gregory Baxter (Danielle), of California, Hilary Baxter, of Boston, Brian Baxter, of Boston, Michael Redmond, of Auburn, Jack Redmond, of Auburn, and Brandon Redmond, of Buffalo; several nieces, nephews, and many cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband; parents, and sisters, Alice Drew, Betty Guy, and Evelyn Hares.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, in Holy Family Church with the Rev. John Gathenya, Pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be following in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family prior to her Mass.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are with Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn.

Jean’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Finger Lakes Center for her excellent care, kindness, compassion, and making her feel at home.