Jean B. Auble (Burkhardt) – December 15, 2017








Livonia:  Peacefully on December 15, 2017 at age 93.  Predeceased by her husband Donald H. Auble, grandson Bret Hoefen, her brother & sister-in-law Donald (Donna) Burkhardt, and her sister-in-law Dorothy Harris.  Survived by children Lee (Sharon) Auble of Hemlock, Judy (Kevin) Simpson of Canandaigua, and Betsy (Jim) Hoefen of Rochester; grandchildren, Michael (Lynn) Auble, Michelle Malinov, Jeff Simpson, Ryan (Makiko) Hoefen, Aaron (Elisa) Hoefen, and granddaughter-in-law Shannon Cerasoli; great-grandchildren, Karmen, Kayla, Matthew, Evan, Ashlyn, Justin, Owen, Simona, Audrey, Lora, and Landry.  Many beloved nieces and nephews in the Burkhardt and Harris Families, loving cousins in Utah and Florida, and many dear friends.  Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at the Episcopal Church Home especially Patty, Anne, “Sissy”, Paula, David, and Stephanie.

Jean was born in Rochester, the daughter of George and Louise Burkhardt. She grew up with her younger brother, Don, and attended St. Monica School, West High School and the RBI. In 1947, she married the love of her life, Don Auble , whom she met on a blind date. She was a stay-at-home Mom with their 3 children until the family moved to Conesus Lake in l964. At that time she worked in the Livonia School District as a secretary for the Superintendent and Guidance Counselor. The family enjoyed life at the lake until she and Don moved to Florida in 1980. There they had their dream retirement until moving back to Livonia in 1995, when Don became sick. Jean lived in her home for 20 years before moving to Assisted Living. After a fall in January 2017, she was given special care by the Angels at the Episcopal Church Home in Rochester.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 21st, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY.  Jean’s Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 22nd, 11:30am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia.  Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Livonia.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lifetime Care Hospice Nursing Home Program, 3111 Winton Road S., Rochester, NY 14623.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


13 thoughts on “Jean B. Auble (Burkhardt) – December 15, 2017

  1. Jean was simply the most wonderful woman I have ever known. There is one more angel in heaven.

  2. Betsy, Judy, Lee and families,

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a lovely, kind lady and always had such a welcoming smile. Love, Light and Hugs to you all. RIP Jean.


  3. Such a very wonderful lady with a beautiful, loving family! I’ll always remember her genuine, sweet smile. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.

  4. What a Beautiful Person she was. A real inspiration for all of us… Lee, Judy and Betsy: Our heart and prayers go out to you.
    Love, Karyl & Rod

  5. I became better acquainted with
    Jean during her time of assisted living
    and Episcopal Church Home in Rochester these last few years as I visited her. Now I know why all her children are so caring and sweet. She and Don were great parents. She always had an instant smile even when I awakened her and she no longer was sure who I was, then she’d ask me to remind her. I always felt better when I visited her (last several months I’d come while my husband got chemo treatments or was in the hospital nearby).

  6. our families were so close. we have decades of memories to help us with your passing. an awesome mother , friend, neighbor,etc.
    my sister and I wish your family strength and love as you go through this difficult time
    Mary Nash and Kathy Wiggins

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