Jean M. Gleason, 84, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Heritage Healthcare Center in Utica. She was born in Rome on March 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Donald W. and Madeline Fahy Koons, Sr. On September 9, 1950, she married James Richard Gleason in St. Mary’s Church. He passed away on June 13, 2008.
Jean loved her dogs and cats and enjoyed spending time tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Fulgieri of Georgia; five sisters, Diane (Jim) Brockway of Rome, Dorothy Roth of Syracuse, Kathy Lombino of Rome, GA; Judy (Jeff) Dauback of Rome and Patricia (Mike) Vescio of Rome; three brothers, Donald W. (Christine) Koons, Jr. of Whitesboro, Gerry (Nancy) Koons of Rome and William (Arlene) Kiser of Rome; two grandchildren, Patrick and Chesira; and several nieces and nephews including a special nephew and his wife, Dan and Wanda Brockway of Rome. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou Burke, and a brother, Joseph Koons.
Jean’s family would like to thank the wonderful Drs., nurses and staff at Heritage Healthcare, especially the team members on the 4th Floor, for their wonderful kindness and compassion.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Rome, 6247 Lamphear Rd., Rome, NY 13440.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.
You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.