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Obituary of JoLynne Abdallah

JoLynne Abdallah 72 of McKee, KY; formally of Cortland NY, passed away on Wednesday July 20 the 2022 while surrounded by family in Bluegrass Hospice Center, Lexington Kentucky. JoLynne sustained an aggressive form of cancer.

Born February 28, 1950 in Cortland NY, JoLynne was the daughter of Joseph and Lucille Abdallah. (Abdallah Dairy) JoLynne was owner of Benchmark Dog Grooming for many years. She also worked in the Automobile Finance Business industry for many years. JoLynne’s dedication and love for her collies and the “Collie Family” has been instrumental throughout her life. She was a dedicated show woman and breeder in the Collie World. She was a member of CNY Collie Club for over 40 Years, and Collie Club of America.

She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Lucille Ossit Abdallah and her brother Richard Abdallah. JoLynne was best known by her family for her delicious Thanksgiving meals. She is survived by her husband Chris Baker; daughter, Lou Anne (Doug) Randall of Cuyler; son, Carl Staley of Texas. Siblings; Sally (Blair) Dolly and Nancie Abdallah of Florida. Step -daughters Natalie (Edward) Jones of Florida and Elise Baker of Georgia. Grandchildren; Brittany Fezza, Dylan Staley-Parks of Cortland; Courtneyanne Randall of Vermont and Addison Randall of Cuyler. Step-grandchildren Alexander (Nicole) Jones, Elisebeth (Ben) Draime and Emily Jones all of Florida. Great grandchildren; Isabella Fezza, Aubrey, Brynlee and Quinn Staley-Parks. Step great grandchild – Winoa Jones. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at her daughter Lou Anne Randall’s family camp at 5212 Route 13, DeRuyter, NY 13052 on Saturday July 30th, at 1pm.. GPS Coordinates –road across from Hurlburt Road, Cuyler, NY 13158.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Collie Club of Central NY c/o Becky Tehon, 4165 Becker Road, Brewerton, NY 13029 or Cortland County Hospice Care, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland NY 13045.


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