Jeanne Marie (Rook) Tyler

August 18, 1942 ~ May 8, 2021 (age 78)


Died May 8, 2021 at age 78, after a courageous and protracted battle with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma.

Jeanne was a loyal and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and master’s from Penn State. She worked for more than 35 years as a speech pathologist and special education teacher in the Greenwich, CT school system before retiring and moving to Rochester to be closer to her grandchildren. She was active in the lay leadership of two parishes she attended, Our Lady Star of the Sea in Stamford, CT and Blessed Sacrament of Rochester. She helped to lead Blessed Sacrament’s hugely popular fundraiser the Next-to-New Sale. She was also active in the alumnae chapter of her sorority, Phi Mu, and the Rochester Alumnae Panhellenic. Never one to sit around, she was a stellar cook, avid gardener, life-long learner and world traveler. Her skill with a sewing machine, knitting needles and needlepoint kept her numerous family and friends well-stocked with thoughtful gifts made with her personal touch. Her unfailing love and support will be deeply missed.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis A. Tyler, and her parents James H. and Elizabeth W. Rook. She leaves behind her son David Tyler (Marlisa Post) of Rochester, her sister Suzi Rook, of Rochester, her brother Robert Rook (Cathi), of Fort Mill, S.C., and her grandchildren Zachary and Abigail.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10AM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 534 Oxford St., Rochester, NY 14607. To view a live stream of the service, you may click on the following link:    Interment at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Wilmot Cancer Center, 300 East River Rd., Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627-8996 or the Rochester Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Fund,  392 Beadle Rd., Brockport, NY 14420 or please donate an item you no longer need to the Blessed Sacrament Church Next-to-New sale. 

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Funeral Mass
May 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament
534 Oxford Street
Rochester, NY 14607

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