Alice M. Jeanroy-Giesler

09/29/2015 5:03 PM |

Alice M. Jeanroy-Giesler, a talented and spirited great-grandmother, died of a stroke at the age of 94 in her beloved New Hampshire.  

Born in Brooklyn May 14, 1921, to Walter F. and Alice G. (Cuddy) Hansen, Alice spent her lifetime in New York both in Brooklyn, where she attended grammar and high school and from 1942 to 2015 in Aquebogue where she moved to raise a family. She moved to her daughter’s home in New Hampshire last October.

Mrs. Jeanroy-Giesler worked as a secretary for Grumman Aircraft Corp prior to her retirement in 1981. She was a long-time member of the Riverside Sunrise Chapter 399 Order of the Eastern Star in Riverhead.

Alice organized the first Riverhead Girl Scout troops in 1941 and later created Scouting in Aquebogue as her daughters entered school. Alice was a leader for many years, active in her service unit, and loved camping. Not only did she camp with Girl Scouts but also with her family visiting Pennsylvania, Vermont, upstate NY, and New Hampshire. She had a genuine interest in animals and raised dogs (especially long-haired dachshunds), goats, chickens, a few rabbits, and at one time raised and sold canaries. Her second passionate hobby was building and creating miniatures: doll houses and their interiors, outdoor scenes, and the tiniest of floral arrangements. She was a member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts.

Predeceased by her first husband, Robert Dennis Jeanroy in 1962 and her second husband, Harry F. Giesler in 2000, she is survived by her daughters Claudette R. Tuttle of Aquebogue and Dr. Nancy L. Hansen of Stratham, N.H; her son-in-law William F. Clapp, also of Stratham; a nephew, Dr. Donald L. Jeanroy of Columbia City, Ore. and his children. Grandchildren include Dr. Jill J. Gnip and her husband, Dr. Christopher Gnip of Rockville, Md.; Lindsay Walker of Albuquerque, N.M.; Daniel L. Tuttle and Robert “Robb” J. Tuttle of Aquebogue. Alice is also survived by one great-granddaughter of Albuquerque, N.M.

Burial for Ms. Jeanroy-Giesler and her late husband, Harry F. Giesler, will be at the Calverton National Cemetery at a date later this year.

Memorial donations may be made in her honor to Riverhead Girl Scout Service Unit 59, 442 Moreland Rd., Commack, LI, NY 11725. Please specify Memory of Alice M. Jeanroy-Giesler. Funds received will be used to pay for registration expenses for those who cannot afford them.

Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.

This is a paid notice. 

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