Jeanne R. McGinnis, 85, of Milford, CT, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jeanne Beverly Rice in St. Johnsbury, VT, on June 23, 1930. Her parents were Reynold D. and Marjorie C. (Moore) Rice. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul R. Rice.

She leaves a sister, Jeanette C. (Rice) Renaud  of Charleston, SC.

She married Ronald F. McGinnis of East St. Johnsbury, VT in 1950, and for 54 years they were inseparable. They enjoyed visiting family, socializing at the VFW and the American Legion, and trips to Foxwoods Casino. They both loved baseball; Ronald was a Yankees fan, and Jeanne an avid Mets fan. Ronald predeceased her on June 7, 2004.

She was a loving Mother and Mother-In-Law to Deborah J. (McGinnis) McLay of Keene, NH,  Paul R. and Judy (Soule) McGinnis of Oxford, CT, and Bryan D. and Deborah (O'Connor) McGinnis of North Branford,CT. She was a beloved Grandmother (Mimi) to Daniel and Alba (Hasa) McGinnis of Seymour, CT, Courtney McGinnis and Priscilla Encarnacao of Hamden,CT, Timothy and Shannon (Curran) McGinnis of Woodbridge, CT , Katie McGinnis of Wolcott, CT, Cody and Bailey McGinnis of North Branford, CT, and Ronald McLay of Keene, NH. She loved and enjoyed her four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Jack and Aubreigh McGinnis. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and other extended family, and many dear friends.

Although she worked at several companies over the years, she always felt that her most important job was being the best daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, niece, cousin and aunt to her family, as well as a loyal friend. At all of these she truly excelled.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m., in Kings Highway Cemetery on Cherry St, in Milford, CT. Per her wishes, no calling hours will be held.

Donations may be made in her memory to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.