Jeanette A (McDonald) Zufelt

September 15, 1944 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 75)


Jeanette A. (Nettie) Zufelt, age 75, passed away on Monday March 30, 2020 at Morningstar Nursing Home in Oswego, NY after a courageous battle with COPD.

Jeanette was born on September 15, 1944 in Sandy Creek, NY to Judson and Erma McDonald. She graduated Sandy Creek Central School in 1962. She married her husband of 47 years Richard D. Zufelt on June 30, 1962 at Orwell Union Church. They lived most of their married life in Oswego, NY. She retired from Jocko’s Famous Ritz Diner after 30 long years. She spent the last 9 years living at Springbrook Apartments in Pulaski, NY where she loved a vast amount of Arts and Crafts hobbies to include crocheting, knitting, bead pictures, rock painting and canvas painting. She especially loved to read books which included her beloved Kindle. She organized a Shuffleboard league, volunteered time in the library and puzzle rooms for the many residents to enjoy. She became great friends with many there who surely miss her now. She really enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren. One of her favorite quotes was “What can I tell you” or “Laughter is God’s greatest medicine” Everyone will always remember her coloring her hair to whatever color pleased her at the time. She even had her head shaved for St. Baldrick’s Day to show her support for cancer patients.

Surviving is her sister Marie Brown, brother Lyle Shaffer, son Ronald (Mercy) Zufelt, daughter Kelly (Mark) Holton, grandchildren Nichole Stone, Peter Zufelt Jr, Zachary Zufelt , Samantha Perez, Andre's Perez lll, Jennifer Zufelt, and Antonio Perez, great grandsons Brayden Stone, Hunter Stone, Kyng Perez, Grayson Zufelt, David Relf Jr, Logan Zufelt and great granddaughter Kelyna Andryana Perez-Relf.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2009 and son Peter in 1991.

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