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Jill (Patierne) Puorto

June 14, 1959 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 62)


Schenectady – Jill Puorto, 62, of Randolph Rd., passed away at home on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. 

Born in Schenectady on June 14, 1959 she was the daughter of George Patierne and Lorelei Pardi Clark. Jill graduated from Linton High School in 1977.

She had the biggest heart and was always immediate to serve her loved ones, including her animals. She loved life, being healthy and active but most of all her children and being a “Mema”. Her home was always open to family and friends. “The more the merrier”. Anyone that knows her would admire her work ethic, energy levels and zest for life. She frequented Lake George and South Florida and was able to live life to the fullest.

She was predeceased by her father George Patierne, her mother Lorelei Clark and James Puorto Sr.

She is survived by her partner of 25 years, Jack Schaffer; her daughter, Jada Noonan (Jan-Michael), her son, James Puorto Jr. (Theresa “Lucy” Lazzari) and daughter, Jenna Puorto; her brother, Jack Patierne (Carol Capone); her brother-in-law, David Puorto (the late Charlene Puorto) and her sister-in-law, Linda Bibby (Donald Bibby) as well as the loves of her life, her grandkids, Leila and Alana Puorto and Isaiah (“Zay Zay”) Earing Jr.

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and her beloved dog, Ralphie.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2-5pm at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin Monday at 1pm at St. Luke’s Church, 1241 State St., Schenectady.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804.

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May 1, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home
1605 Helderberg Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12306

Mass of Christian Burial
May 2, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Luke's Church
1241 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12304

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