Jeannine Marie Granger: A Life of Service and Dedication
May 8, 2023
The Alliance Music community was saddened to hear of the passing of Jeannine Granger, a long-time music student.She was a woman of faith, a dedicated public servant, and a kind and loving friend to many. Her life was one marked by service to others, a commitment to excellence, and a deep faith that sustained her throughout her journey.
Jeannine grew up in Queens, New York, and attended Bernard M. Baruch College, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in February 1990. She then pursued her passion for business by obtaining a Master of Business Administration from Saint John’s University and becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
In addition to her professional achievements, Jeannine was a dedicated Toastmaster, a talented pianist and organist, and an aspiring third-degree student specializing in organ at Nyack College. She had a creative spirit and enjoyed making her own jewelry, traveling, and spending time with her family. Jeannine had a beautiful voice and could harmonize with anyone. Dr. Sue Tally said of Jeannine, “Her life was a tremendous story of courage and perseverance. I can truly say that having watched Jeanine through her Nyack experience, she grew musically and personally, though she already had many accomplishments already to her credit shen she came to us. She could not have more understanding and gracious private teachers than Profs. Margrit Zimmermann and Sanae Myazaki.”
Jeannine’s most significant commitment, however, was to her faith and her church. She served at Evangel Temple for over 30 years, first in the choir and later as a trustee and board member. She was deeply committed to her faith and the work of the church, always striving to serve with excellence and dedication.
Jeannine faced a sudden illness in December 2022, but she remained strong and determined to trust and believe in God for her healing. Throughout the ordeal, she remained private about her struggles, but her faith never wavered. She fought with everything she had until she passed away on April 10, 2023.
Jeannine’s legacy is one of service, dedication, and faith. She was a woman who loved others deeply and who sought to help and encourage everyone she met. Her life was a testimony to the power of faith, determination, and perseverance, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. After hearing of Jeannine’s passing, Margrit Zimmerman wrote, “Jeannine was an absolutely wonderful person and student. She was always so friendly, so polite, so responsible and accurate in her work. Her desire and perseverance to learn and improve was very inspiring and made me happy as a teacher. I will always remember her with great affection.”