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Pelham Funeral Home
Sunday July 17th, 2022
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Monday July 18th, 2022
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Jeannette Macri

Jeannette D Macri of Pelham Manor, NY, passed away on July 13, 2022. She was 90 years old. Born in the Bronx, New York to Fred G Dress and Edna Mae Smith. Jeannette was the youngest of three children. She was raised in the Bronx where she attended PS 86 and would later graduate from Walton High School. After graduating from High School Jeannette would work as a dental assistant on Fordham Road in the Bronx. Her practice was the referral dentist for Fordham University students. In December 1950 Jeannette would meet the love of her life and future husband of 68 years Fortune S. Macri. Fortune asked her to lunch in December of 1950 and as they say the rest is history. The couple would marry at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bronx, NY in 1954 on the Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption, on August 14th. They were blessed with five children which they raised in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx before moving to Pelham Manor in 1969.
Jeannette loved art and became a talented painter at The Pelham Art Center, where she also volunteered. She, also, donated her time to the Pelham Civic Association. She enjoyed taking her kids to their baseball, football and basketball games. Sunday dinner was a very important event for Jeannette. She loved to cook a typical Italian Sunday dinner and made sure her whole family attended, including her in laws. Jeannette had a tremendous green thumb and always maintained hundreds of house plants. She attended to her prize roses’s on Clay Avenue daily, when in season.
Jeannette will be remembered as a loving, caring and nurturing wife, mother and friend. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was well liked by everyone who knew her. She was known as the cool mom in the neighborhood, so much so, that the school kids loved to hang out at her house, after school. 
Jeannette is survived by her husband Commissioner Fortune S Macri, her children Duffy Macri, Fortune and his wife Jeanne Macri, Charles Macri, Gloria Macri and her spouse Lorraine Gatti and Anthony Macri. She will be missed by her three grand sons Fortune Macri III and his wife Lauren, Matthew Macri and his wife Maura and Robert Macri. She is predeceased by her parents, Fred and Edna Dress and her brother Fred Dress and sister Catherine Patterson.
A celebration of Jeannette’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, New York on Sunday July 17th from 2-6PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual help Church located at 575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor, New York on Monday July 18th at 10am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit pelhamfuneral.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jeannette Macri

Lisa Zoccolillo Jul 31 2022 9:44 PM

Hello Gloria
I don’t know why or how I missed your Mom’s passing but I did. I hope this message reaches you. My condolences to you, your wife and family

Ann Rende Jul 21 2022 4:09 PM

Hello Gloria
I don’t know why or how I missed your Mom’s passing but I did. I hope this message reaches you. My condolences to you, your wife and family

Ann Rende Jul 21 2022 4:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeannette Macri

Wendy Kappel Cuba Jul 17 2022 10:14 PM

I was deeply saddened to hear of Jeannette's passing. Our families shared so many wonderful times together over the years. I will always remember her glowing smile, her grace and generosity. My sincere condolences to the entire Macri family. May all the beautiful memories of Jeannette give you strength and peace. God bless!

Ruby Galiber Wint Jul 17 2022 9:12 PM

We are sorry to hear of Mrs. Macri’s passing, but she will watch over her family. She was lovely. Sincerely, Carl and Ellen Nathe and family

Ellen Nathe Jul 16 2022 1:16 PM

I am so sorry for your loss ❤️
My thoughts are with you
Rest In Peace Jeannette

Amanda Raigosa Jul 15 2022 9:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeannette Macri

Denise kelly Jul 14 2022 6:23 PM

i met jeanette when i was 4 yrs old. i never know that women drove their husbands jeanette had a big station wagon and drove fortune sr and the 5 kids everywhere. The house was always open for friends and the kitchen always had something good to eat. jeanette was so kind and never got frazzled from the 5 kids!

I never missed a christmas dinner from the time i was young until the macris sold their home on pelham and moved into an apt building.. The christmas dinner was so amazing and the tree was the best tree ever- decorated to the 9's.

i lived across the street from the macris so when jeanette came home with groceries i knew to run across the street fast because the 5 kids would eat everything faster than a speeding bullet! and i knew there was always good cookies and cake to gobble up.

When i saw Jeanette there was always a big smile on her face and she would tell me about her calluses on her feet and how she loved her podiatrist

The last few years were not so great but she was very lucky to have her first born ( duffy) as her caretaker with charlie and gloria's help. Duffy kept Jeanette alive and cared for her mom and gave up her life for 3 yrs to devote herself to Jeanette.

jeanette will be missed and my condolences to the entire macri family … i love you all very much 🙏🙏

Jill Hagen

Jill Moss Hagen Jul 14 2022 2:30 PM