CLIFTON PARK – Jean Elizabeth Rettie, 81, of Clifton Park, died on July 2, 2013. Born in Mt. Kisco, New York, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Rettie of Aberdeen, Scotland and Jennie Nelson Rettie of Yonkers, New York. She graduated from Pleasantville High School and the State University of New York at Geneseo and received her Master’s degree in Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany. Jean worked as a librarian in Rome, Albany and Schenectady, New York.
Jean is survived by a brother, George Rettie living in S. Jordan, Utah and her dear friends, Grace Riccobono, Anne Marie Brown, Alice Reed and Janice Potter. Jean was predeceased by her brothers, James Rettie and Robert Rettie, and her dear friend, Phyllis Bornt.
There will be no viewing hours or services at this time. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Kathy Rettie Thomas
I was sorry to read Jean’s obituary today. My family met her many years ago when she worked on the bookmobile & we realized then that we were distant cousins. A couple of years ago, I read that she was at the Beltrone Living Center and stopped by for a lovely visit. My father, William Rettie, had just passed away & I was curious about how our families were related. I know that George is in Utah, but if anyone would like to chat, my email is above. Sincere condolences from me and my family to all.
Marianne B. Leavitt
I am saddened to learn of Jean’s untimely death. I am a college (SUNY-Geneseo) classmate of hers, and used to visit her each summer when I was in town to visit my son in Troy. She was a sweet lady, great fun to be around, and we did a lot together at school as we traveled the path of earning our Library Science degrees. My address is Marianne B. Leavitt, 47 South Mechanic Street, Wyoming, Delaware 19934. (302-697-6055). Jean is now an angel in heaven watching over myself, and fellow librarians!! May God bring you and yours peace.