Mary Jane Bree
Mary Jane Bree
Mary Jane Bree
Mary Jane Bree
Mary Jane Bree
Mary Jane Bree

Obituary of Mary Jane Bree

Phelps, Janie Bree age 89, died on Saturday July 23, 2022 at the Geneva Living Center North, with her loving husband by her side. 


Friends may call on Thursday (Aug. 4) from 5-7pm at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday (Aug 5.) 10am at St. Francis Catholic Church in Phelps. Rev. Anthony Amato will officiate. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.


It is requested that donations be made in memory of Janie to Thrive to Survive PO Box 1146 Geneva, NY 14456 or House of John 14 Spring Street Clifton Springs, NY 14432.


Janie was born on September 12, 1932 in Clifton Springs, NY the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Zeger Raes. She was a 1951 graduate of Phelps High School. Janie was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Phelps. She retired from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she worked in bookkeeping for the book store. Janie volunteered for many community programs including Meals on Wheels and the Phelps Community Food Cupboard. She was involved with many of the local organizations including the Chatty Crafters and playing Bonko. She and her husband Paul belonged to the Geneva Friendship Squares, Square Dancing for over 35 years. They belonged to the Circulators and Rochester Square Dancing Federation.  Their involvement in square dancing encouraged their extensive travel to many of the United States and Abroad. They also camped for many years while traveling for Square Dancing. 


Janie is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Paul Bree of Phelps

Daughter Julie (Tom) Falsey of Seneca Falls.

Greg (Kelly) Bree of Newark

Grandchildren Leslie, Jordynn, Kyle and Alyssa.

Great-grandchildren Camryn, Evelyn and Jemma Rose.

Many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Predeceased by her Great-greanddaughter Gracie Brown



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Calling Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Cheney Funeral Home
70 Main Street
Phelps, New York, United States
(315) 548-4241

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, August 5, 2022
St. Francis Church
3 Church Street
Phelps, New York, United States
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