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Magdalene M. Waldron
February 4, 1942 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Magdalene M. Waldron, a beloved resident of Rensselaer, New York, passed away
peacefully on February 5, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was 82 years old.
Born on February 4, 1942, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Magdalene was the daughter of
Julia and George Jenkusky. She graduated from William L. Dickinson High School in
1960 before embarking on a career as a secretary for Western Electric in Newark, New
Jersey, where she showcased her exceptional organizational skills and dedication to her
Magdalene's life was defined by her unwavering commitment to her family. She was a
devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose love knew no bounds.
Her children and grandchildren were the center of her universe, and she devoted much
of her time and energy to ensuring their happiness and well-being.
In addition to her dedication to her family, Magdalene had a passion for gardening and
knitting. She found solace and joy in tending to her garden, cultivating beautiful flowers
and lush greenery that brought color and life to her surroundings. Her skillful hands
also found expression in knitting, where she created intricate and beautiful pieces that
were treasured by her loved ones. She adored all animals, particularly dogs and used to
stop and talk to all them wherever she went.
Magdalene had a zest for life that was infectious. She loved to dance, and her face would
light up with joy whenever she took to the dance floor with her partner and love of her
life, George. Her sense of humor was legendary, and she had a knack for finding joy and
laughter in even the simplest moments. Magdalene learned how to tell time backwards
where she grew up across from the Colgate Clock in downtown Jersey City, thought she
lived in black and white until color photos and television was invented, and always
found humor in own mishaps.
Magdalene is survived by her daughter, Linda Burdewick, sons, Thomas Waldron and
Robert Waldron; their spouses Ron Burdewick, Karla Waldron and Paul Tsui; her
grandsons Brice Burdewick and his wife, Emily Burdewick; her grandson, Ian Waldron;
her great-grandchildren, Logan Burdewick, Violet Burdewick, and Evelina Burdewick.
She is preceded in death by her partner George Hudak, her brother and her parents.
Magdalene leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories that will be
forever treasured by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply
missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her.
A celebration of Magdalene's life will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 3:00 p.m
at the Wynantskill Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Women’s Heart
Alliance, in honor of Magdalene's compassionate spirit and dedication to her family.
Magdalene M. Waldron will be remembered fondly and dearly missed. May she rest in