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IN MEMORIAM: Jane Ann F. Casey, 92;

Volunteer, DAR Member, Native Daughter

Jane Ann Casey

COOPERSTOWN – Jane Ann Feeck Casey of Cooperstown, a Native Daughter and DAR member, died peacefully early in the morning of Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at her home of 58 years.

Born June 30, 1926, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, Jane Ann was the daughter of W. Douglas Feeck and Ida Elizabeth Cotton Feeck. She lived in Binghamton, graduating from Binghamton Central High School in 1946. In a time when few women sought higher education, she received the degree of Associates in Science from Endicott College in 1948.

Returning to her home in Binghamton she volunteered at the Well Baby Clinic, the Christopher Columbus School, was a member of the Junior League and sang in its chorus, advised teenage girls at the YWCA and was the head of the Junior Altar Guild, training young women to serve at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

Jane Ann married John E. Casey of Hudson Falls on April 26, 1958, at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in Binghamton. She and John moved to Cooperstown after their marriage and began their wonderful life together.

Jane Ann continued her volunteerism, leading a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop, assisted students at Cooperstown Elementary School with reading, and volunteered at Bassett Hospital. She was a 60-year member of the Otsego Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Regent and Chaplain. Jane Ann was also a 60-year member of Christ Church, Episcopal, serving as a member of the Altar Guild for many years. In 2008 she became a member of the Native Daughters of Cooperstown, something of which she was very proud.

Jane Ann was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 48 years, John, and daughter Ann.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dana Casey-Wagemaker and grandchildren Emily, Sarah, Andrew and Catharine of Niskayuna; a son, George and his wife, Dorothea Casey and grandson Michael of Greenwich; and cousins Harold Brayman (Marita) of Naples, Fla., Walter Brayman and George Osborne (Jeanne).

Friends are invited to pay their respects to the Casey family at Jane Ann’s beloved home at 3 Elm St., Cooperstown, 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

The Office of the Burial of the Dead with Holy Eucharist (Rite I) will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Christ Church, Cooperstown, with the Rev. Dane E. Boston, rector, officiating. The Committal Service and inurnment will follow at the Ecumenical Columbarium in the churchyard at Christ Church. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider donations in Jane Ann’s memory to the Otsego Chapter NSDAR in care of Nanette Root, Treasurer, 151 Lippitt Development Road, Cooperstown, NY  13326, or Christ Church, 69 Fair Street, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.



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