Jeane Mary Traudt

Jeane Mary Traudt (nee Hurley), 57, of Northvale, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Adored wife of Matthew Traudt. Cherished daughter of Olivene and the late Patrick Hurley. Loving sister of Maria Hurley, Patrick and Mary Hurley and Gerard and Tasha Hurley. Beloved aunt of Kevin, Brian, Shanna, Connor and the late Christina. Also survived her many loving in-laws in the Traudt family.

Jeane was born in New Zealand and was raised in Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland before immigrating to the US in 1987. She became a proud American and was past president of the Norwood American Legion Auxiliary Unit 272, a member of the Bergen County American Legion Color Guard and was a great supporter of the Paramus Veterans Home. A passionate lover of animals, especially horses, Jeane owned and operated West Carbery Stables in Orangeburg with her husband Matt. She will be deeply missed by her faithful horses, Merlin, Kermit and Rob Roy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill. Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeane’s memory to the Bergen County Horse Rescue,, would be greatly appreciated.



  1. Sincere sympathies to Matt, Vieene, Pat, Ger, Maria, Mary, Brian, Conor , all members of both families and friends, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May she Rest In Peace, amen. Brian Cahill and the Cahill Family, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

  2. This is such devastating news & im truly sad to hear of Jean’s passing. I pass on my condolences
    to her family.
    Jeane was an incredibly talented and dedicated horsewoman, I knew her when I was young growing up in Skibbereen, as a budding jockey Jeane took me under her wing and shared her knowledge, I couldn’t have had a better mentor to share her love of horses.
    I am truly sorry for your loss

  3. My condolences to Jean’s family. I have lots of memories of our hunting days in Ireland with the West Carbery Hunt. She had a great pony and I loved when she would let me ride him. Happy to see she was still involved with horses.

  4. So sad and devastating news for all the family. Condolences from Garry Minihane and family Skibbereen former neighbours in Skibbereen.

  5. Matthew she was a force of nature. I loved her way with her horses and her real ness. It has been a few years but she will always be fondly remembered. My prayers are with you.

  6. Sincerest condolences from the Myers Family, Monroe

  7. We were all so sad to hear of the loss of Jeane. Sending you all our warmest sympathies, thinking of you all………..
    James, Marie & Anne Evans

  8. So very sorry to hear this. I remember us riding at Lissard House in Skibbereen, Co Cork over 40 years ago. Such a live wire. Just loved her horses and glad to see this photo of her. Many condolences to all her family and friends.

  9. Dick and Judy Widger

    We send our love to Matt and Jean’s mom/Family. She was part of our Knockeen family…. a special person who always put the horses first. I use to worry so about her being around the horses with her asthma but in the end she had her way and battled through. When I told Dick about her passing the tears ran down his cheeks and he couldn’t talk. She will remain in our hearts forever.

  10. Kay McLoughney ( Holland)

    Sincere condolences to Jeans husband & the extended Hurley family.
    I knew Jean back in Skibbereen many years ago.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Kay McLoughney ( Holland)
    Boston MA USA
    ( formerly Baltimore Co.Cork

  11. So sorry to hear the sad news of Jean passing .Glad to hear she was still stuck in horses she love them dearly and when she was living in skibbereen she work so hard having a horse here.I rember we used to go to the Disco in lissard house and i tell my mum that jean mum was bring us home and Jean would tell mum that my mum was bring until we got caught grat times

  12. Salvatore DiBlasio

    Myra and I are sorry about the devastating news about Jean. She was a good wife to Matt and a loving Aunt to many nephews and nieces, to the Traudt family, we will mis her smiling face whenever we met !

  13. Deirdre O' Byrne

    So sorry t hear this news we were great friends many many years ago in skibbereen had great fun on Sunday’s hunting Jean had a pony called Digger and she adored him she used bring him into her kitchen and give him the full Irish breakfast before going out hunting gas woman glad she ended up doing what was her passion she had a wonderful personality so genuine my deepest sympathy t her husband and family .

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