Mrs. Jean R. Dropchinski

  • BORN: December 17, 1926
  • DIED: May 16, 2017
  • LOCATION: McGraw, New York

Mrs. Jean R. Dropchinski, 90, of McGraw, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Born December 17, 1926 in Irvington, New Jersey before relocating with her late husband to McGraw 20 years ago to be near grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jean was a pioneer with the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company long distance division in Newark, New Jersey. She was employed by them prior to and during World War ll and had retired from the company after many years of service. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cortland and a life member of the Rosary Society. A devoted and loving grandmother and great grandmother, Jean supported her grandchildren and great grandchildren in all their sporting events. She always told her great grandchildren, "Play fair and square and all that jazz"

Survivors include; her sons; Brian Dropchinski of Cortland and Mark (Sally) Dropchinski of Swartswood, New Jersey, grandchildren; Michele (Darrell), Melissa (Brian), Sean, Matthew, Christopher and Natasha., great grandchildren; Joshua, Tyler, Jackson, Tayte, Alexander and Zachary. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Chester on August 3, 2005.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday June 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Zareski serving as celebrant. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church. It was Jean's decision that her body be donated to the Anatomical Gift Program at University Hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland,


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