Genevieve “Jenny” McDowell

Genevieve “Jenny” McDowell (nee Cona), of Old Tappan, NJ, formerly of Pearl River, passed away at home on Friday, November 29, 2013.  Beloved wife of David.  Devoted mother of Anthony Schmerler of Haverstraw, Gary Schmerler of Pearl River and Mary Beyer and her husband Michael of Old Tappan.  Adored grandmother of Nicole and Brooke.  Dearest sister of Michael Cona of FL and the late Marie Cona. 

  Jenny was a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern for many years.  She then worked for Sony in Park Ridge, NJ where she retired as an executive secretary.  She belonged to the Romanesque Lodge in Blauvelt and taught religious education at St. Margaret’s RC Church in Pearl River where she was a parishioner.

   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 9:30 AM at St. Pius X RC Church, Old Tappan with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill.  Visiting hours are Tuesday 5-9 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.