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Obituary of Jeanne Marie Elston

Jeanne Marie Elston

Port Jervis, NY


Jeanne Marie Elston, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 in her home. She was 75.

She was born September 30, 1945 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Leonard and the late Alice Adams Bullis.

She worked many jobs which she enjoyed, but her most coveted positions was being the Account Clerk for the City of Port Jervis DPW.  In addition, she may be most recognizable for her several years at the courtesy desk at Shoprite of Montague.

A family statement read: Our mom was an independent woman of strong will and integrity.  Above all, her kindness and generosity simply touched so many. She never missed a baby shower, wedding shower or wedding, family gatherings, or a trip to the beach.  Every holiday was celebrated with an enthusiasm that brought pure joy to her friends, family, and all those in the neighborhood. To say we will miss mama, grammy, is an understatement; her legacy is one to be admired and cherished.


Surviving are:

Her 2 beloved children: Kelley Estenes and her husband Francis “Chip”, and their “Gran-dogs” Sally and Ruby of Port Jervis

Darren Elston and his wife Jennifer of Cuddebackville and grandchildren, Colby, Amelia, and Julia Elston

Her “Bestie” Jeanne Williams of Sparrowbush, and her Len & Jo’s pizza buddy Elizabeth Kowal. Also, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

She was predeceased by her siblings Marguerite Perkowski, Patricia Ey, and John Bullis


There will be no visitation.


Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.


Memorial contributions may be made to: The Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, New York 12771


Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  For additional  information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family  please visit


Funeral Services are private