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St. Lucy's / St.Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church
Monday September 17th, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Lucy's / St.Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church
Monday September 17th, 2012

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Interment at: Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery
Tuesday September 18th, 2012

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Jean H Brockley

Obituary for Jean H. Brockley Jean H. Brockley was born into eternal life on Sept. 13, 2012, at her home. She was born on Jan. 31, 1927 in Herkimer, NY to Howard and Gladys Hallenbeck. She attended St. Mary's High School in Amsterdam, NY and received her B.S. in Music from the College of St. Rose. She later completed a Master's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Vocal Performance, both also at St. Rose. Jean met Warren J. Brockley while working as a soloist on Father Peyton's Family Rosary broadcast. Jean and Warren were married in 1950. Together they built the family home in Knox, NY, and raised nine children there. Jean taught for 28 years for the Albany Public School District, and especially cherished her years teaching kindergarten at the Arbor Hill Elementary School. Jean was a lifelong member of St. Lucy's /St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church in Altamont. She was able to utilize her passion for music while involved in the church choir. While at home with her children, Jean raised several generations of registered collies. She was a masterful gardener, who transformed her family's extensive yard into a paradise. Jean's greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She inspired them with her many interests, and has passed on her loves and talents to them. Jean loved traveling, and visited Ireland, France, Israel, Prague, Mexico, and Costa Rica, the last as part of a teacher exchange program.` Jean is predeceased by her husband, Warren, and her brothers Jere and Howard. She is survived by her brother Jack, her sister-in-law Marilyn Bohen, and her children: Mark Brockley, Pamela & Jef Franzen, Elissa & Bruce Hoffmann, Jill & David Kircher, John & Suzanne Brockley, Andrea & Charles Turner, Claire Brockley, Jennifer & Kevin Hale, and Christine & Vic Leemon. She is also survived by her grandchildren Sequoyah, Maggie, Dillon, John, Shannon, Kyle, Christopher, Kate, Olivia, Charles, Julia, and Michael, her great-grandchildren Devan, Isaac, Liam, Danerys, and Epenai, and many nieces and nephews and their families. The family is grateful for the loving and compassionate care provided by Amy, Angela, Candy, Chris, Elizabeth, and Susan. Contributions in memory of Jean may be made to St. Lucy's / St. Bernadette's Church. Flowers in celebration of her life are also welcomed. Services will be held at St. Lucy's /St. Bernadette's Church, Altamont on Monday, Sept 17. Viewing from 1-4 at the church with a Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial immediately following. All are invited to an evening meal after the service at St. Lucy's Parish Center.


I love and miss you. I pray I am with you,my parents,Uncle Warren,the grandparents,Adam,and the uncles soon. I love and miss you all and the times we spent with you as kids.

Lori Hallenbeck Jun 13 2019 12:00 AM

After I bothered my mother for months about going to school, one day she seemed to have given in to my pleas. And across the street, and over the grass, she would lead me to my dreams. Mrs. Brockley was quite the teacher. She had an easy-going way about herself. Perfect for her position.

Aaron Creagh Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM

We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Jean. She was a wonderful woman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. May you rest in peace Jean at the lords side. The Parella Family(neighbors)

Wanda Parella Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

Aunt Jean, we will always remember the trips would took as children to visit your family and also the more recent trips. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gardens with us and always making us feel welcome. You will be missed. Jane and Brianne.

Jane Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

Mom, I am in Labrador and can't make it home to say goodbye. There are so many memories that will keep your contribution to our lives alive for many, many years. Thank you for all those Sunday meals when our family was so young. Those visits helped us in so many ways. A trip to the "hill" in the warm season always included a tour of what your green thumb had managed to transform during the growing season. The soil will miss your tender care. Our family has so many memories, your gifts, that will be shared with your great grand children and their children. I am sure you are singing "Ave Marie" in your best voice as we, with tears in our eyes, celebrate your life amongst us. with love,

David Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

She was really good to me during law school. I visited her often on weekends. She and her family were very welcoming. Once when I was really sick and I didn't have a car she took me to the doctor. A couple of my fondest memories were: seeing plays in the park with her, and seeing an opera with het at the Met. Aunt Jean, you were an inspiration. You will be missed.

Amy Baker Sep 14 2012 12:00 AM

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