Jean E. Brendline

Jean E. Brendline

HUDSON — Jean E. Brendline, 89, a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 at Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ghent, New York.

Mrs. Brendline worked as a waitress at the Cozy Corner in Amenia, and at the Waldorf in Sharon, where she was loved and admired by her many loyal patrons. Later in her life, she served as a facilitator for the Hamilton Snack Program in Hamilton, New York for over ten years. The Brendline’s resided in Dutchess County for decades, they also lived in Hamilton for over twenty years prior to returning to this area.

Born Sept. 18, 1934 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Lester F. and Estelle (Pikula) Palmatier. She graduated with the class of 1953 from the Pine Plains High School. On Feb. 5, 1955 at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia, she married Calvin Edward Brendline. Their loving marriage lasted sixty-five years, until Calvin’s death on May 19, 2020.

Mrs. Brendline was a longtime parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia and she enjoyed playing bingo, baking and word search puzzles in her spare time. “Beaner or Watchdog” as she was affectionately known by her family, loved casinos and was an avid gambler at Turning Stone and Saratoga Casino Hotel. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many friends.

Mrs. Brendline is survived by her daughter, Gayle Harrison of Hudson and three sons, Gary A. Brendline of Wappingers Falls, Robert H. Brendline and his wife Karen of Simsbury, and Paul J. Brendline of Hudson; her sister, Doris Glusenkamp of Pougkkeepsie; a sister-in-law, Linda Kaye of Millerton; six grandchildren, Heather LaMont, Heidi Roger, David, Danielle and Joshua Brendline and Kristin Garcia; eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her son, Calvin E. Brendline, Jr. and her sister, Renee Tanner of Florida.

There are no calling hours. A graveside service and burial will take place on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Route 22, Amenia, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenport Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 275, Hudson, NY 12534. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. To send an online condolence to the family, flowers to the service or plant a tree in Jean’s memory, please visit

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