Jean H. McClelland


Jean H. McClelland 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Freehold, NJ on September 7, 1925, she was the daughter of Phillip and Helen Harrison.

Jean graduated from Skidmore College and worked for the NYS Department of Transportation for 42 years, retiring in 2008. She enjoyed fishing, knitting and watching WWE wrestling. On Friday nights she could often be found at Albany-Saratoga Speedway watching her son race. She loved her dogs and donated monthly to the ASPCA to help animals.

Jean was a founding member of the Malta Ambulance Corp and a member of the Malta Ridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was the editor of the Treasure Chest a local newspaper in Ballston Spa.

She was predeceased by her first husband Charles J. Higley, Jr, second husband Joseph F. McClelland and her brother Reid Harrison.

Jean is survived by her sons Charles Higley, III (Rebecca), John Higley, Robert Higley (Kim) and Joseph McClelland; grandchildren Katy, Clare, RJ, Tiara, Tiffany, Jonathan, Willow and Dillion; and great grandchildren Dayton, Preston, Paul, Adaline, Phoebe, Greyson and Adriana.

The family would like to thank Paul Jewett for his compassionate care of Jean.

A memorial service will be 11am November 2 at the First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Kelly Ann Berger

Joe , I'm so sorry about your mom. I send my deepest sincere respect. You and you family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Tammy Stoliker

Joe and Family. I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts & prayers. I've worked with your Mom for many years. She was such a sweet person with a big heart. May you cherish your fond memories.

Steve Ainspan

I enjoyed working with Jean for 17 years at the NYS Department of Transportation. I will always remember her feistiness, love of animals, devotion to her family, and her many, many stories. She was truly quite a character!

My deepest sympathies to Jean's family.

John and Nadine McClelland

John
RIP AUNT JEAN YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED
Nadine
MOMMA JEAN WAS A SECOND MOM TO ME, I LOVED TAKING CARE OF HER AND WE CREATED SUCH AN AMAZING BOND, I MISS YOU ALREADY MOM, FLY HIGH UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!!!
CJ, BECKY , and JOE, YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!
JOHN, ROBBIE AND KIM EVEN THO I NEVER MET YOU, I TOOK CARE OF MOM FOR A YEAR AND SHE DEFINITELY WAS AN AMAZING WOMAN WHO I LOVED AS MY OWN MOM, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALSO!

Denise Smith Paul’s aunt

I loved nana Jean very much. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed very much. Sorry for y’all loss.

Lisa Moffitt

My thoughts and prayers are with you Joe and your family in this difficult time. I'm always here for you if you need anything I mean anything I'm a phone call away.

Heather Primeau

Joe, Paul and family,
May your fond memories bring you comfort. Sending light and well wishes in the difficult time.

Erin Thompson & Family

Joe & Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mom was a pretty amazing woman. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sincerely yours,
Erin Thompson, Mike Aussicker & Sean Simmons and all of our clan, Princess, Rebel, Salem, Sabrina, Maverick and King (our four legged kids).