Obituaries

Jeannette O'Hare
Died: Sep 21, 2015
Jeannette O'Hare, a dearly beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on September 21st at the age of 88. She was surrounded by family and friends following a brief illness. An area resident her entire life, she graduated from Oneonta State Teachers College and taught for many years at the Shrub Oak Elementary School before joining PARC - Carmel as a Consulting Social Worker. After moving to Putnam Valley to live with her son Kurt, she enjoyed going to the senior program at the Putnam Valley Senior Center. Jeannette will be remembered for her love of her family, gardening, painting, reading and oatmeal cookies, which she baked with her son. She is survived by her three children, Scott, Kurt, and Dean, their children Jason (stepmother Janet); Michael, Katherine and Brian (mother Barbara); Erin, Erica, Ryan and Emily (mother Debby), Mary Michelle O'Hare and spouse Trish. Visiting hours are Wednesday 2:00-4:00 / 6:00-8:00 and services are Thursday 11:00 at the Heritage Funeral Home in Putnam Valley, NY followed by entombment at Hillside Cemetery.

Comments:
Pamela Tallardy Sackett
#1
September 27th, 2015 9:40 am
I knew Jeannette through our work at the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Dutchess County (Task Force for Child Protection). Jeannette led successful efforts in creating a County wide protocol for the reporting of non-familial sexual abuse, which was the first document of it's kind in the country. She also co-led a treatment group for mothers of abused children and coordinated hundreds of training on the mandated reporting of child maltreatment. Jeannette was a petite dynamo, and wonderful person, who did ground breaking work on behalf of children. She always drove great cars, too! May she rest in peace.
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