American Veteran 07

Jessie C. Rueckert

November 23, 1921 ~ August 13, 2019 (age 97)

Colonie – Jessie Cameron Rueckert, 97, of Colonie, passed away on Tuesday August 13, 2019 at Eddy Village Green in Cohoes. She was born in Hamilton, Scotland and was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen Aitken Cameron.

Jessie was in the British Women’s Land Army during WWII and where she met a young lad (and her future husband), a US Army Sgt. from New York. Jessie and Frederick Rueckert were married March 10, 1945 and raised their family in Colonie. Jessie worked for several years at BOCES in South Colonie as a teacher’s aide. She had been a longtime member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

Jessie was predeceased by her beloved husband Fred in 2004; her sister Helen Grundy, her daughter in law Jerri Rueckert and her son, Neil C. Rueckert. She is the mother of Carl (Joan) Rueckert and Jody (Joseph) Anson of Clifton Park. She is the Grammie of Trevor (Daniele), Ryan, Jared, Ian (Erin), Kateri, Kyle (Elizabeth) and Paige Rueckert; Adam (Shannon) Anson and Lindsey (Brian) Hollister. She is great grandmother of Leigh, Jack, Kellan and Aubrey.

Funerals services will be Saturday morning at 11:00 am at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 at the funeral home, prior to the service. Interment will be in Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eddy Village Green, 421 Columbia Tpke., Cohoes, NY 12047. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit

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                                                                                                     Wm. Shakespeare

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