Jennie Dinardi, 89, of Greenport, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2019 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on March 3, 1929 to Leon and Julia Zilnik. On March 28, 1948 she married Thomas Dinardi. Over her life time she worked in various positions, starting at the Hudson Garment Factory. She then went on to waitress at the St. Charles Hotel, and worked for the Victory Market before going to work for J.C. Penney’s. She retired from Penney’s as the assistant store manager.
Jennie had a love for reading and cooking, but most notable was her green thumb. Any plant that was half alive, she could bring back to beautiful blooms. Her various collections will be cherished by her family for years to come, especially the porcelain dolls, thimbles, plates, and teddy bears. Yearly garage sales were of epic proportions, everything was neatly displayed and organized, so much so that neighbors and friends would always ask her, “Are you having your sale this year”?
Jennie is survived by her husband of 70 years, Thomas and their children; Thomas Jr. (Cindy) Dinardi, of Clifton Park, Peter (Bridget) Dinardi, of Pleasantville, and Sandra (Rick) Merritt, of Greenville. Her brother; Raymond of Mesa, AZ, and sister Helen of Coxsackie. Sixteen grandchildren; Dawn Merkley, Aaron Dinardi, Brenda Dickinson, Erika Dinardi, Thomas Dinardi, Bryan Dinardi, Adrienne Dinardi, Alex Dinardi, Christine Stafstrom, Russell Dinardi, Joanna Dinardi, Andrew Dinardi, Dustin Clookey, Michelle Thiessen, Scott Davis and Christopher Davis. Also 14 great grandchildren. In addition to many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her sisters; Margaret, Mary and Grace and granddaughter, Raeann McElveen.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm, from Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm also at the funeral home.
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