Eleanor Jessup

  • Born: September 29, 1921
  • Died: January 27, 2017
  • Location: Mahopac, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

692 US 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

Tel. (845) 621-1992

Tribute & Message From The Family


Eleanor Jessup of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully at home on Friday January 27, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born in Belfast, Ireland on September 29, 1921, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Jane Kernohan Stevenson.

Eleanor came to the United States as a child in 1927, settling with her family in Brooklyn, NY. She married Henry Samuel Jessup and they moved to Mahopac where she has lived for the past 68 years.

Eleanor was a legal secretary with the Legal Aid Society of Putnam County and ran the office since its inception until her retirement. She enjoyed reading poetry and playing cards. In her younger years, she was an avid bowler.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Colontonio and Deborah McDonough and her husband John of Mahopac, her son David and his wife, Katy of Santa Clara, CA, her sister, Mary Jane Lewis of Port Jefferson, NY, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Her husband Henry, her brother David Stevenson and her sister Mabel Sebring all died earlier.

Visiting will be held on Tuesday January 31, from 11 am to 1 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 1 pm at the funeral home with the Rev. James Harrison, officiating. Private cremation services will follow.