Genevieve N. Covey

July 22, 1933 to February 13, 2014

Pennysettlement- Genevieve N. Covey, 80, affectionately known as Jenny, passed away peacefully at her residence on Pennysettlement Road, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, while surrounded by the care of William, her loving husband of 61 years, her children, family, caregivers and Hospice.

Jenny was born on July 22, 1933, in the hamlet of Pennysettlement, a daughter of Francis and Vaughn Dean Villiere. She grew up in Pennysettlement, attending a rural school, before graduating from Port Leyden Central School, with the Class of 1951. In 1951, while on her high school senior class trip to New York City, Jenny met William Covey, the love of her life, who at the time was stationed in New York, while serving in the U.S. Navy. On April 12, 1952, Jenny was united in marriage with William J. Covey at the bride's home on the Pennysettlement Road. Later the couple moved to their present home where they have since lived. For 34 years, Mrs. Covey was employed the head house keeper, for her dear friend, Katherine Glover Findlay, at the Adirondack League Club of Old Forge. She was also employed as a waitress for the Yauger family for many years at Slims Restaurant in downtown Boonville. She enjoyed working on cross word puzzles, playing Bingo, going on shopping trips during snow storms, and she took delight in keeping her children and grandchildren busy with sewing and crafts. Love for her husband, Bill, and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were at the center of Jenny's life.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; two sons, Reid and Melissa, Constableville, Dan and Vicki, Port Leyden; four daughters, Deb and Tom Morley, Laurie Niemeier and Van Planck, all of Port Leyden, Rosemary and Bob Healt, Boonville and Lisa and Bill Fayle, Greig, 21 grandchildren and their wives and husbands, and 25 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her best friends, Nina Kwasniewski, and Katherine Marmon, four sisters in law, Mabel Bauer, Sharon Villiere, Lucille Covey and Marge Covey; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a granddaughter Jessica Niemeier, in 1980, her sister Geraldine Lawrence Smith and her brother Francis Villiere.

Her Funeral will be on Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in the spring in Pennysettlement Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday 1-5 P.M. at Monday from 12 Noon until 2 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Port Leyden Fire Co. Ambulance, or to Friends of Lewis Co. Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. Following the services, all in attendance are invited to attend a luncheon at the Port Leyden Fire Hall. -

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