Guinan, Jean Warren
Guinan, Jean Warren
Passed away on December 29, 2018 at age 88. Jean Warren Guinan, daughter of Elizabeth Burton and Lester A. Warren, bid us farewell on December 29, 2018 at age 88. She is survived by her beloved husband, Edward and 6 children: James (Katherine), Michael (Dianne), Diane (Lavon), Gregory (Sara), Jeffrey (Mary), Jack; 8 grandchildren: Kateri (Gallegos), Shalan (West), Michael Jr, Matthew, Elizabeth (Scheffer), Laura (Ashe), Nicolle, and Jason; and 6 great grandchildren: Holly, Fionnoula, Josephine, Brenden, Easton, and Addison.
Jean grew up in Honeoye Falls, NY, graduated from Rochester Business Institute, and started out in banking. Jean began a lifelong partnership with Ed in 1953. They and their six children operated a farm in Victor where Jean taught her children the value of hard work, self-sufficiency, cooperation, independence, team work, and calm perseverance even in the face of challenge/adversity. And she instilled the importance of family, caring, and love while always maintaining a sense of humor and shared fun.
While raising her children, Jean served the Town of Victor as the bookkeeper and volunteered for multiple fund-raising efforts for charity. Later, she worked at F.F. Thompson Hospital in the finance department, specializing in payroll and benefits. According to her co-workers, her title was “best coworker anyone could ask for.”
Everyone that entered her home holds fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table sharing camaraderie, fun stories, games, and laughter. They speak of being welcomed with open arms and generosity. She was a master of the many family Euchre tournaments; her humor and quick wit were infectious, her smiles uplifting, and her hugs healing.
Jean’s love of her grandchildren was profound. Jean and her grandchildren took every opportunity to spend time with each other. The grandchildren talk about their grandmother’s ability to make them smile and feel special. They describe her as full of love and laughter; always filling her home and surroundings with a comfort that is indescribable.
One relative by marriage summed it up best by saying, “she was, as we all know, a great lady and will be sorely missed. Jean was always welcoming to this stranger. Jean was clearly a strong, steadfast, kind, and loving person. She raised an admirable family and seems to have touched all with tolerance, kindness and love – a firm kind of love maybe, but love nevertheless.”
Calling Friday 6-8 PM at Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home, Victor. Memorial mass Saturday at 10 AM; St Patrick’s Church; Victor.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario/Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd Geneva 14456 or Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester 14620.