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Obituary for Jean E. Banwell

Jean E. Banwell, 89, of  Groton, NY died October 28, 2019 at Groton Community Health Care Center.

Born March 20, 1930 in Homer, NY she was the daughter of the late George E. and Lena R. Goddard Albro.

Having grown up in the area she tried employment with Smith Corona, worked as a child care provider at the Daycare Center in Groton, and as a seamstress for the Groton 5 & 10.     Having decided that her passion was caring for her family, she devotedly cared for 5 children and husband, she had been a faithful member, before her health declined, in the Groton Community Church where she sang in the choir . She enjoyed crocheting, crafts and canning the results of their garden and was a self taught pianist.

 She is survived by her children, Brian Banwell of Groton , Kevin Banwell of Groton, Robert Banwell of Ithaca and Carolyn Bailey of Three Mile Bay, NY, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren as well as her siblings, Paul Albro East Homer and Linda Burch of Florida.  

She was predeceased by her husband Roy Banwell in 2006, and her daughter and grand daughter, Susan and Tara Jean Miller in 1987, and her siblings, Harold and Sandra Albro.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton, with Rev. Christopher Xenakis officiating.  Family will receive friends noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be in  the Groton Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be the Groton Community Church.  Condolences may be may to Jean's guest book at