Muriel Jicha Menard, 81, of Leibhardt, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7th, 2019, surrounded by her family. Muriel was born on July 5th, 1938, in Goshen, N.Y., to the late Catherine and Otto Jicha.
She graduated from Monroe Woodbury High School and Bellevue School of Nursing. Muriel enjoyed gardening, caning, watching Jeopardy, “collecting,” yard sailing, and scratch offs. Muriel was an extremely hard working, caring individual who put everything aside for her family. Her selflessdemeanor was reflected in her dedication as a Registered Nurse, daughter, mother, sister and friend. Muriel’s eccentricity and non-traditional outlook on life surely left an impression on all those who knew her. One of Muriel’s fondest memories was winning the National Polka competition with dearest friend Michael Mullins.
Muriel is survived by her children, Lisa Ann Hasbrouck, Deborah Menard (Mark Bunce), Jennifer Menard Sheldon, Paul Menard (Lynne Menard); her grandchildren, Jason Hasbrouck, Nick Cymbal (Jason Conway), Alexa, Emma, and Braeden Westgate; her great-grandchildren, Anthony and Chaise Hasbrouck; her loving sisters, Marie Jicha and Joan Sabini. Survivors also include numerous nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn is her beloved beagle, Jo-Jo, who was the love of her life.
Muriel is preceded in death by her former husband, Roger Menard; her sister, Katherine Adams; and brothers in-law, Carlo Adams and Henry Sabini.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rochester Fire Company # 2 or the Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad.
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