Jean M. Scorzafava, 90, Former Sixth Ward Alderwoman


Jean M. Scorzafava, 90;

Sixth Ward Alderwoman

Jean Scorzafava

ONEONTA – Jean M. Scorzafava, 90, a former Sixth Ward Alderwoman and beautician, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018. She was surrounded by her family at A.O. Fox Memorial Nursing Home, where she had been living.

Jean was born in Carbondale, Penn., on Aug. 29, 1927, the daughter of Victor and Philopena Nepa. She moved to Oneonta, with her husband, Marino, in 1948.

Jean loved her new community and served in Civil Defense as well as serving as Sixth Ward Alderwoman from 1976-84. She worked as a self-employed beautician for many years and later worked for Otsego County in the Unemployment and Election Board offices. She retired from those positions to start her most fulfilling work as a devoted grandmother.

Jean is survived by her son, Charles (Nancy); grandchildren, Alex, Catie (Gabe) Lane and Eric; and great-grandchildren, Tessa and Cora Lane. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews. She was loved by them all and will be sorely missed.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Marino; parents; sisters, Leda, Polly and Yvonne; and brothers Leo, Casimira, Victor Jr. and Armino.

Jean was a loving woman, devoted to her family and held a special place in the hearts of so many. She remains in our lives through wonderful memories.

The family especially thanks the staff of Fox Nursing Home for the gentle and loving care they provided. We appreciate all the support and comfort they provided.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m., Monday, April 30, at St Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. There will be no public calling hours.

Burial will follow in Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.

Gifts are asked to be made in Jean’s honor to the Residents Fund of A.O. Fox Memorial Nursing Home.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta

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