Jeanette Whitmore

Jeanette F. Whitmore

1930 - 2018

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Obituary of Jeanette Whitmore

Jeanette Forger Whitmore was born at home in Solvay, NY, to Elsie and Harold Forger on July 14, 1930. She and her husband, Ben, raised their family in Camillus, and spent 25 winters at their home in Zephyrhills, Florida. Jeanette spent the last 14 months of her life living at the Towne Center in Fayetteville, where she enjoyed the company of many amazing friends, especially Natalie who brought her coffee and smiles every morning.

Jeanette joins her husband, her parents, and her four siblings- Betty, Harold, Helen, Jimmy- in the Great Beyond.

Jeanette was the loving mother of Thomas (Marlene Hamann Whitmore) of Geneseo, NY; Benette Whitmore-McGrath (Thomas) of Fayetteville, NY; and Samuel (“Jack”) of Syracuse. She was the proud grandmother (“Nanny”) to Eli Tiffault (LeeAnn) of Burlington, VT; Kallie Tiffault of New Orleans, LA; Ben Whitmore of Rochester, NY; and Alex Whitmore of Hollywood, CA. Jeanette was the adoring GiGi (great grandmother) to Benjamin Hue Tiffault. She was a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews who saw her as their second mother.

Jeanette cherished her family and her friendships. She was fiercely loyal to those she loved.

Jeanette worked as a secretary at General Electric and as Manager of the General Hutchinson Headquarters restaurant. She was an avid bowler, knitter, seamstress, and stained glass artist, creating many handicrafts cherished by her friends and family. She was a master NYTimes crossword solver, jigsaw puzzler, and Sudoku-ist. Jeanette was also a world-class baked bean maker.

There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her rich life will be held at a later date. Donations in Jeanette’s name to the Rescue Mission of Central New York would be appreciated.