The following comes from Coffey Funeral Home:
Ellen Dorothy Jean, a longtime Sleepy Hollow resident died on January 27, 2013 at the age of 78. Born in the Bronx on August 28, 1934, she was the daughter of Elio and Ida Rutulante Colasacco. She graduated as an honor student from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, having been the first in her family to graduate from college. In November 1966, she married Robert P Jean in St. Joseph’s Church, Yonkers. Mrs. Jean worked in various capacities before taking time to raise her children. She later worked for Marymount College in Tarrytown until her retirement in 2000. She had many interests, but will be remembered as being an avid reader who enjoyed participating in book clubs and she spent many years tutoring school children as a volunteer in the area of reading.
Ellen is survived by Robert, her husband of 46 years as well as her son Robert Eliot Jean of Charlottesville, VA and her daughter Janet and son-in-law Brian Downing of Sleepy Hollow. She is also survived by her step-grandson Maximilian, her granddaughter Ellena and her brother Robert M. Colasacco of Yonkers as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9PM. Her Funeral Mass will be at the Church of the Magdalene on Friday at 10:00 with interment to follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.