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Obituary of Janine Tappen Woodrome


Janine T. Woodrome, age 63, of Cortland, NY, passed away on August 26, 2023. She was born on October 2, 1959, in Mineola, Long Island. Janine was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many.


Those who had the honor of knowing Janine, know what a fun loving, outgoing person she was. She was a friend to all and so sincere. Janine was devoted to her family, her children, and her grandchildren, whom she adored. She loved riding her Harley, cheering for the Mets and the Jets, and exploring the great outdoors. Whether she was gambling her time away with pull tabs at the DAV or singing along to her favorite songs, Janine’s spirit just shined.

Janine is survived by her loving husband, Richard Woodrome, who has held her heart for the last 20 years, and together they built a home and family. She is also survived by her devoted daughter, Samantha D’Albano (Cody Clayton) and her children, Kodie, Jordan, and Jayce. She is survived, as well, by her son, Daniel D’Albano (Liz) and their children Zane and Danielle. Janine adored her stepchildren, Brandon and Victoria Woodrome, and grandson, Rowan.

Janine is predeceased by her Father Edgar Tappen who will be overjoyed to meet her with open arms at Heavens door.

Janine is also survived by her mother, Joy Tappen, her Aunt June, and her sister, Diane (Ed) Stammel. She was a fun and loving aunt to Edward, Andrew, David, Kristin, and their families. She loved visiting her in-laws, Anne and Don Woodrome and her many dear cousins and in-laws, whom she talked about and was always excited to see. Her beloved dog, Barney, and her best friend, Jennifer, were also a significant part of her life.

Janine attended Good Shepherd Lutheran School on Long Island and later graduated from L.I. Lutheran Jr.-Sr. High. She further pursued her education at Nassau Community College and SUNY Oneonta.

Janine was an a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Trumansburg, NY, where she served as the children’s choir director. Her faith was an essential part of her life.

Janine most recently worked at Cayuga Medical in Ithaca. She loved her coworkers and patients and surely will be missed.

In addition to her many interests, Janine loved being a guardian for the Twin Tiers Honor Flight. She selflessly volunteered her time as an active auxiliary member at the Disabled American Veterans of Cortland County.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, September 9, from 11 am – 1 pm, at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY, with a service following at 1 PM. Afterwards, friends and family are encouraged to gather at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY. A reception will be held at the Disabled American Veterans, 91 Owego St., Cortland, NY, 13045, where all are welcome.

To live stream the funeral service visit, www.wright-beard.com and click on Jeanine obituary, then click on live funeral stream tab.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Club, (address given above), in care of the Janine Woodrome Scholarship Fund.

Janine T. Woodrome will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. Her vibrant spirit and loving nature will forever be remembered.

To offer condolences online visit www.wright-beard.com

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