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Jann Packard

November 22, 2018

Jann Packard, 91, of Rochester, NY, on November 22, 2018 in Needham, MA.  Jann was predeacesed by her loving husband of 48 years, Philip T. Packard, and her dear daughter, Mary Alice Packard.  She is survived by her loving daughters, Rev. Deborah A. Packard of Red Bank, NJ, and Sara Packard Milder and her husband, Forrest Milder of Needham, MA.  She was the beloved grandmother of Elizabeth Shuey and her husband, Brian Howard, of Paris, France, Jonathan Shuey and his wife Kay Kerimian, of Washington, DC, Stephen H. Milder, and his wife, Jamie Snow, of Groningen, Netherlands, and Elinor Milder, MD, of Everett, MA, and the loving great-grandmother of Henry S. Milder and Rosalie A. Milder, also of Groningen. Jann was the first Executive Director of the Monroe County School Boards which was the perfect career for a woman who felt strongly about the importance of excellent public schools. She came to that job after serving as a member of the Pittsford Central school board, ending her time there as the president.  She was a 1948 graduate of Wellesley College and the current vice president of her class. She was an elder at Pittsford Presbyterian Church and later, when she and Philip had moved to be near the shores of Lake Ontario, she served as an elder at the Summerville Presbyterian Church. Always active in her community, she will be remembered for her service on the boards of organizations like SeniorsFirst, the Presbyterian Home, and Kirkhaven, and serving as president of the Residents Association of Valley Manor, in Rochester, NY. As a mother, grandmother, and most recently a great-grandmother, she is remembered for her love of family and the delight of watching her grandchildren grow into adulthood. She was not hesitant to share her convictions with her family. None of us can yet imagine a world where we will no longer hear her voice.  We will all miss walking into her apartment in Valley Manor and being welcomed by a loving woman who was the North Star in our lives.   There will be a memorial service at Valley Manor at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, expressions in remembrance may be made in Jann’s name to a hospice care organization of your choice. To share a memory of Jann, please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com

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