JEANNE MARIE (CAFFO) VOOS, 68, of Lake of Meadows, Pennsylvania and North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on June 9, 2020, after a courageous four year battle with ovarian cancer. She was predeceased by her father, Eugene J. Caffo, and is survived by her husband of 47 years, Walter R. Voos, her mother, Diana G. Caffo of Endwell, New York, her brother, John V. Caffo, of Lafayette, Louisiana, her mother and father-in-law, Rita and Walter Voos, of Rochester, New York, her aunt Judy DeSantis, her aunt and uncle, Nancy and Leonard DeSantis, all of Owego, New York, numerous cousins and her best friend, Ellen Hancock-Berti, and many, many dear and devoted friends in New York, Pennsylvania and in Florida.
Jeanne was born and raised by a close knit and loving family in Endwell, New York, attended Maine-Endwell High School and graduated from the State University of New York College at Brockport where she met Walt, who was the love of her life. Jeanne and Walt married and lived in Rochester, New York, where she worked as a Certified Home Health Aide. Her degree was in Public Health, she underwent specialized training and continuing professional education, but the most valuable thing she gave her patients was not learned in any school. Over the years she took care of many people and she was devoted to and became a part of the family of each of them, giving them the best of care, showering them with love and making a real difference in their lives.
Jeanne believed in the old adage that to have a friend you had to be a friend and she lived it every day of her life. She made friends everywhere she went from her best friend from kindergarten to her neighbors at her lake and the community at Herons Glen in Florida, the families of her former patients, and her own doctors and nurses. She literally made friends everywhere and she was infinitely interested in and cared about every one of them, inquired about their families, sent cards and gifts on their birthdays (and their children’s and grandchildren’s birthdays), delivered cookies when there was something to celebrate and food, support and lots of love and understanding when times were hard. Jeanne had a kind, giving and loving spirit and her passing leaves a great hole in many of our lives. She truly will be missed.
A mass celebrating Jeanne’s life will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to, may make a contribution to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance at 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110, New York, New York 10122 (online at: ocrahope.org) or to Hope Hospice at their development office at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.
Family and frineds may sign the guest register or leave a condolence message by visiting www.baldwincremation.com. Baldwin Brothers is honored to serve the Voos family.