ALTAMONT – Jeanne M. Stewart, 60, of Altamont, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a long courageous battle with early onset Alzheimer’s. Jeanne was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Vincent Polinsky, and she lived in the area all her life. She was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, and earned two degrees from Hudson Valley Community College. She was a registered nurse specializing in pediatrics, and was employed for twelve years by Dr. Allan MacCollam in Guilderland. She also was employed by the Albany County Health Dept. in Cohoes, was Assistant Director of Nursing at St. Margaret’s Home in Albany and the Eddy Heritage House, and was employed at St. Colman’s Home in Watervliet. She loved boating with her family on Lake Champlain, Sacandaga Reservoir, the Mohawk River, and Lake George, and was a member of the Harris Bay Yacht Club on Lake George, and a former member of the Crescent Boat Club on the Mohawk River. Jeanne dedicated her life to being a loving wife, a devoted mother, and caregiver for her mother for ten years prior to her mother’s death.
Jeanne is survived by her husband Bruce Stewart; her son Joseph A. Stewart of Altamont; her sisters Mary Achcet of Amsterdam, Kathy Sheehy (Neil) of Glenville, and Karen Sue Caprood (Philip) of Colonie; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Anne Polinsky.
Please note changes: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 9:00 in All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead Street, Albany. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday from 4-7pm. Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Tuesday at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.