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Jean DeGroat

April 17, 1932 January 28, 2020
Jean DeGroat
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Jean DeGroat, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the home of her loving daughter, Lori Perez. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Clarence Langdon and Mary Ella Presler. Before her retirement, she was employed as a seamstress in Newburgh, New York. Jean enjoyed reading and watching true crime television shows. She will be remembered for her amazing strength, her kind, caring and generous nature, her terrific sense of humor and her love of pudding.
She is survived by her children, Karen Garcia and her husband Jorge of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sidney DeGroat and his wife Cheryl of Smallwood, New York, Wendy DeGroat of Newburgh, New York and Lori Perez and her husband Marco of Middletown, New York, her grandchildren Alicia Negron of Newburgh, New York and Ricky Negron of Newburgh, New York as well as 13 other grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren as well as one sister, June Snyder of New Oxford, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by 2 grandchildren, Timothy and Allen Doolittle, 1 great grandchild Ethan DeGroat, and 6 siblings, Richard, Donald, Margaret, Dorothy, Shirley and Mildred. We were blessed to have her in our life.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home Inc.
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