Joette Deane

OSWEGO, NY – Joette Deane passed away on Thursday January 2, 2014, peacefully in her home after a long battle with cancer.

She is survived by husband, Barry; sons, Arran (Theresa) and Devin (Alissa); grandchildren, Isabella, Ella and Liam; sisters, Beverly and Sheila.

Joette Deane
Joette Deane

Joette was the director of community services and a very active member of Rotary both in Oswego and Bonita Springs,Florida.

Joette was passionate about bringing clean water to under developed countries.

Lover of travel, Paris held a special place in her heart, but at the drop of a hat she was ready to go most anywhere fun.

She brought a magical inner spirit to the grandchildren with Christmas magic, fairy dust, and magical secret gardens.

She never passed a consignment shop that didn’t make her car veer sideways.

She was a vibrant woma and advocated for others to be likewise empowered.

She will be forever in our hearts.

A celebration of life will be held at the Foundry in Oswego on Sunday at noon.

Donations to her honor can be made to Clean Water for the World.

Online condolences may be made at


  1. Very sorry to hear of Joette’s passing. She was very well respected in her job and a truly nice lady. Condolences to her family.

  2. Barry and family, So sorry to hear such sad news. Our prayers to you and the family. May it help to know friends are thinking about you. Joette was a wonderful lady!

  3. Joette changed the way I looked at food. 30 years ago, I told her I didn’t cook because for the ingredients I could afford (I was just starting out on my own), everything was pretty bland. She shared a chicken recipe with me with canned fruit (which I couldn’t even imagine til I tried it…along with Linda Ingersoll). I’ll always think of Joette when I cook ANY chicken recipe that also contains fruit (because I’ve long gone beyond just canned!). So big smile for having known you these past thirty (odd) years! There will never be another like you! And so ‘creative!’

    Barry (and boys), so sorry to hear of your loss. Hope your memories can sustain you, because Joette certainly left a LOT of those!!!

    God bless,

    Debbie Engelke

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