Obituary of Jean Leitch
Jean T. Leitch of Poughkeepsie, New York died Thursday July 12, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Jean was born on October 1, 1939 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Margaret Heslin Quinn.
On September 24, 1964 she married William Alfred Leitch he predeceased her on June 5, 2001.
Jean was a local resident for the past 8 years previously from Yonkers, New York. She was a member of St. Martin dePorres Church. She loved to dance in her younger years, play BINGO, and had a great love for animals. Jean's life revolved around her children and grandchildren. Everyone who crossed her path saw her kind heart and her unique sense of humor.
Mom, all of your words of wisdom, compassionate heart, and endless funny sayings will stay with us forever. You fought a very long and hard battle, but not for yourself, for your family. We take comfort in knowing you are in a better place; your pain is over, and you are now reunited with dad, grandma, Chrissy, Annie, Brian, Willie and Johnny. You longed to be strong enough to walk again mom, well now you are dancing the Lindy with Annie. Thank you for all the strength, compassion, and strong beliefs you have instilled in us that will now guide us through the remainder of our journey here on earth until we are with you again. You are now our guardian angel watching down on all of us. Your spirit and love will remain in our hearts always. Love you beyond words can describe. Your last wish was to return home from the hospital, our gracious God gave us nine more days with you at home to be with us. Now you are home with God for eternity.
Jean is survived by her children Karen McGuire and her husband Ken of Poughkeepsie, James Leitch of Maywood, NJ., Charlene Leitch of Poughkeepsie, her two sisters Mae Squires and her husband Ned of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Igoe of Long Island and her brother Patrick Greene and his wife Rosie of Texas. Jean is also survived by her six grandchildren Jada, Tyler, Stephen, Shayne, Nicholas and Jennifer.
Calling Hours will be held Tuesday July 17, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home 371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, New York 12603.
A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday July 18, 2018 10am at St. Martin dePorres Church Poughkeepsie. Burial will take place at a later date.