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Jessie Patricia Byrne

March 12, 1939 ~ October 26, 2018 (age 79)
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It is with great sadness that the family of Jessie Patricia Byrne (Blake) announce her passing at the age of 79. Jessie passed away peacefully on Friday, October 26, 2018 after battling complications from a stroke she had suffered several months earlier. Formerly residing in Rockaway Beach, New York, Jessie lived with her oldest son Myles and his wife, Charlotte and family in Cypress, Texas. Jessie was born on March 12, 1939 in New York City to James and Jessie (Elder) Blake. Jessie married William (Billy) Byrne on December 26, 1959, in New York, New York. They lived in Rockaway Beach, New York with their four children, Susan, Myles, James and Sean. Jessie worked for the Salisbury Hotel in Manhattan as an accountant for over 20 years, where she served as a union representative and was awarded Employee of the Year. Jessie was an incredible spirit who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed family gatherings, taking long walks on the beach and visiting with friends. Jessie was an active member of her community, volunteering at polling locations in Rockaway Beach. Preceded in death by her parents Jessie and James Blake and her brother James Blake. Jessie is survived by her husband William Byrne of Rockaway Beach, NY, her brother Vincent Blake and his wife Katie of Oxford, CT, her sister-in-law Calla Blake of Cedar Rapids, IA, her children Susan Byrne and her husband Richard Stadelmaier of Baltimore, MD, Myles Byrne and his wife Charlotte of Cypress, TX, James Byrne and his wife Laura Johnson of Kansas City, MO and Sean Byrne of Ridgewood, NY. Jessie had several grandchildren, Ryan Byrne and his wife Carrie, Sean Byrne, Shannon Byrne, Olivia Stadelmaier, Cameron Byrne and Ian Stadelmaier, and her great-grandchild Myles Ray Byrne. Jessie will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (

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