Jean M. Amell

Jean M. Amell, 80, of 698 County Route 55, Bloomingdale, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at her home.

Born in Saranac Lake on Aug. 8, 1932, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Jeanne (Lamere) Saumier. Jean married Raymond Amell on July 28, 1951. He predeceased her on Dec. 4, 1998.

Jean had been employed at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for more than 30 years as a Unit secretary until her retirement. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America both in Bloomingdale and Saranac Lake, for many years. She was also a member of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and very active in charity work especially the religious education program, food pantry and the foster grandparent program.

She is survived by four sons: Donald Amell and his wife Cindy of Bloomingdale, Paul Amell of Saranac Lake, Larry Amell and his wife Kim of Galway and Stephen Amell of Galway; three daughters: Sandra Amell of Las Vegas, Nev., Deborah Amell of Clifton Park and Brenda Darrah and her husband Wayne of Bloomingdale; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and one sister, Joyce Hillhouse.

Calling hours will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A Catholic Daughters service will take place at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29 at St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bloomingdale.

Friends wishing to remember Jean M. Amell may make memorial contributions to the St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at