Jeannine Charmane (nee Kauffeld) Dutcher-Fissette

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  NORTH CREEK – Jeannine Charmane (nee Kauffeld) Dutcher-Fissette, 90, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Elderwood of North Creek. Born in Star City, West Virginia on December 7, 1928, Jeannine was the middle child of eight born to Howard A. and Josephine (nee Elliott) Kauffeld. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY but moved to Ravena, NY in 1957 to raise her family. She owned and operated Jeannine’s Salon for several years and was a life-long bowler and member of leagues in Ravena and Delmar, NY.


Jeannine is survived by her youngest sister, Beverly of Hudson, Fl; her son, John (Robin) Dutcher; daughter, Melodie (James) Carroll; son, James (Deborah) Dutcher; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


Jeannine was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Howard A. Jr., Kenneth and Douglas; sisters, Geraldine, Marcialeigh and Elaine; also, the love of her life and first husband, Sidney J. “Dutch” Dutcher; husband, Leo J. Fissette; and long-time companion and friend, William J. Cronin.


Jeannine’s funeral will be held 5 PM on Monday, December 17th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 3 PM.