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Sister Jane Frances Cutting

January 29, 2021

Sister Jane Frances Cutting died January 29, 2021 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse at the age of 93.

She was born in Port Henry, NY, daughter of Ralph Cutting and Evelyn Gonyo Cutting, on July 17, 1927.

A graduate of Port Henry High School, Port Henry, Sister Jane Frances entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 8, 1945, Watertown. She received the habit on May 5, 1946 and made Final Profession on August 27, 1951. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the College of St. Rose, Albany and her Masters Degree from the New York State University of Potsdam. She taught at Sacred Heart School, Watertown, Holy Name School, AuSable Forks, St. Patrick's School, Watertown, St. John's School, Morristown, Augustinian Academy, Carthage, St. Mary's School, Fort Covington, Holy Family School, Watertown, St. Andrew's School, Norwood, St. Mary's School, Ticonderoga and St. James School, Gouverneur and was involved in parish ministry in Adams and Gouverneur. She retired to the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in 2008.

Sister Jane Frances favorite hobbies were crafts, making cards, gardening and reading.

Sister Jane Frances is survived by her nephew David Mayer and niece Bernice Mayer, Port Henry, NY. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Robert, sisters Bernice Mayer and Dorothy Cutting.

Funeral arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. Due to the Coronavirus, there will be no waking hours at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse. The funeral liturgy will be held privately at the Motherhouse Chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#9 Susan Lillie 2021-02-04 16:48
Sr. Jane was a wonderful friend. When I was working late at school she often brought me supper. We had fun figuring out how to use the computer and I remember how we always had to check out the new beanie babies.I had lots of great memories at St. James and Sr. Jane was a wonderful partner.
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#8 Cassi Jesmer 2021-02-03 18:28
Sister Jane was a wonderful, kind teacher at St. James. I have often thought about her throughout the years. She helped me make my First Communion in fourth grade. May she rest in peace.
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#7 Anna M Peterson 2021-02-02 16:07
Being young, at that time, my Mom told us you were a person of God. My sister Stella mentioned she thought you were God.
All of us had respect, and love for you.
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#6 Anna M Peterson 2021-02-02 16:02
Rest in Peace Sister Jane. May our Lord gather you in his arms.
So many memories of growing up. Going to each of our homes. Uncle Ralph coming to visit our family.
You coming to visit me when you were at St Mary's.
I wanted to be like you, loving our Lord.
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#5 Michelle L Shufelt 2021-02-01 19:10
My sincere condolences for your loss. An amazing teacher at St. Mary’s; we were Blessed.
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#4 Michelle L Shufelt 2021-02-01 19:07
In loving memory, to a wonderful teacher and friend ❤️
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#3 Patricia McCaughin 2021-02-01 18:26
Rest in Peace Sister.
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#2 Judy Lemza 2021-02-01 10:10
Sister Jane was a lifelong friend. She will always be remembered with love and respect.
Rest in peace, well deserved.
Love and prayers, Judy & Tony
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#1 Tom Wioncek 2021-01-31 09:44
Forever Remembered, Forever Missed
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