Victoria "Jean" Ferraro

Victoria “Jean” Ferraro, formerly Jean Jurczynski, 89 of Glenville, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Saratoga Hospital. Jean was born on November 24, 1931 in Amsterdam, NY where her beloved parents the late John and Victoria Tuchorski, raised Jean and her seven older siblings.

Jean graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam, NY in 1949. She married the late John Frank Jurczynski in 1952 and raised four children with John in Rotterdam, NY. After raising her children, Jean had careers at the General Electric Company, Coplon’s and the Dunbar Clothing Store in Schenectady, NY, where Jean was once The Downtown Salesperson of the Month. Jean always had a passion for fashion and always made sure her children looked sharp as they headed out to school. She herself remained stylish and beautiful until the end. Even as she struggled with kidney failure, diabetes and other health concerns, she managed to keep an upbeat attitude and an appearance that made you think she would beat any illness that came her way.

Jean was predeceased by her husband of 42 years John Frank Jurczynski in 1994 and more recently by her husband of 13 years Arthur A. Ferraro in 2010. Jean was also predeceased by her seven siblings Sophie (Chester) Jedrzejewski, Jessica (Klem) Czelusniak, Henry (Lottie) Tuchorski, Helen (Leo) Prylo, William (Ann) Tuchorski, Irene (Harold) McDermott and Leonard (Evelyn) Tucker.

Jean is survived by her children Gail Jurczynski (Jean’s best friend and caregiver) of Glenville, NY, Dian (Brett) VanDerVolgen of Edinburg, NY, John (Ann) Jurczynski of Plymouth, NH, Gary (Staci Covkin) Jurczynski of Altamont, NY and niece Janice (Jedrzejewski) Keller who was loved like a daughter. Jean is also survived by her four loving grandchildren Keith (Deanna) Jurczynski of N. Easton, MA, Jennifer Lynn (Jonathan Brisson) Jurczynski of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jack Jurczynski of Altamont, NY, Ally Jurczynski of Altamont, NY and her three very active great grandchildren John Jurczynski, Michael Jurczynski and Ben Jurczynski of N. Easton, MA. In addition, Jean is survived by her furry child, companion and protector for the past 14 years, Jeter.

A memorial celebration will (hopefully) take place this coming summer when it will be safer for family and friends to congregate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital attention “Jean Ferraro Memorial Fund”. Go to

Jean’s family sends a sincere thank you to all of the healthcare and hospice workers associated with Saratoga Hospital. We greatly appreciated your kind words and professional care during this very difficult time.

Guest Book

Randall Kehoe

Hi to My friends Gary, John, Diane, Gail and Chumley the "fixer" your mom was a great friend to me in the 70's I remember all the fun we had there with the family going a little loud sometimes with the records but never a sour word from your fantastic mom. Peace and love at this difficult time.
Your friend, Randy

Peter Butryn

So sorry to hear about her passing. Such wonderful memories visiting at the Jurczynski household back in Rotterdam. She was always gracious and kind. I'm consider myself blessed to be a good friend of the family.
Rest in Peace

Tracey Harris

Gail, I am so sad to read about your lovely Mom’s passing——-you know how much I cared about her and you! Please know that my prayers and deepest sympathy are with you at this very difficult time-you were the best daughter ever-I know what a void this will be-please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you-I am here for you anytime! Sending hugs and much love to you——-Tracey