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Jeanne VanEtten Bayer

January 13, 2011

Jeanne VanEtten Bayer, 79

Rensselaer - Jeanne VanEtten Bayer, 79, of Rosewood Gardens died Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Rosewood after a long illness.

Born in Kingston, she was daughter of the late Cortland VanEtten and Mabel MacCollam VanEtten and wife for 57 years of Theodore J. Bayer. She was raised in Kingston and resided in Albany, Tupper Lake, Altamont and for 40 + years in Ballston Spa and graduated from the nursing program at Union University School at Albany.

Mrs. Bayer was a registered nurse at Rosewood Gardens for several years retiring 5 years ago. Prior to that she worked at Sunmount VA Hospital at Tupper Lake and as a private duty nurse.

She was a long time member of the Rock City Falls Methodist Church. Her loves were being a wife and mother, gardening, cooking and ceramics.

Survivors in addition to her husband include her children, Pamela Grasso, Virginia Beach, Theodore C. Bayer, Gansevoort, Lisa Bayer (Alfred) Doucette, Chatham, MA and Allison (Scott) Alleman, Virginia Beach; two brothers, Phillip and David VanEtten, Lake Katrine; a sister, Joanne Krchniak, East Greenbush; her grandchildren, Abigail Bayer, Elias Cahoon Bayer, Sophia Grasso and Hannah and Madeleine Alleman and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Holly Bayer and a granddaughter, Jessica Bayer.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11AM at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy with Rev. Andy Russ, officiating.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 9-11AM prior to the service.

Interment will be in St. Alphonesus Cemetery in Tupper Lake.

Contributions may be made in memory of Jeanne V. Bayer to the Alzheimer's Association of NENY Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4, Suite 405 Albany, NY 12205 or American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305.

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