Jacquelyn “Jackie” Marie Brendel-Kean, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away suddenly at the age of 59 on April 10, 2020. Jackie was born August 29, 1960 in Buffalo, NY to the late John and Beverley (Cryer) Brendel. She was also preceded in death by a sister Karen Brendel.
She graduated from Amherst Central High School in Snyder, NY (1978) and got her nursing degree from the University of New York at Buffalo (1982). She went on to get her Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida (1991) and worked as a Nurse Practitioner for 29 years. On October 17, 1998, she married John William Kean. They raised one son together, John William Stubbs. Jackie had a passion for helping others. She also loved to spend time with her family and pets. She was a caring and compassionate person who would help anyone in need. She was known for her willingness to help others, her infectious smile, and her kind, gentle and caring soul. Jackie was also a breast cancer survivor.
She is survived by her husband, John William Kean; a son John William Brendel-Stubbs (Alexis); her three grandchildren, Izabella, Avaleigh, and Stanton Stubbs; her sisters Susan Brendel and Elaine (William) Richau; nieces Michelle Richau and Jen Case-Pouliot; nephew Marty Richau, and several cousins.
The family chose cremation and a memorial service will held at a later date. Her final resting place will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.
If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of Jackie, please send them to the American Cancer Society, Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, or Church of the Good Shepherd.
Obituary courtesy of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.