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C.J. Hovey

Rochester, NY – April 12, 2018.  Greece – Passed away peace­fully on Thursday, April 12th 2018 at age 71. She is survived by her loving partner of 23 years, Kathleen Moyse, nephew James (Sandra) Hovey and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur Elwood Hovey and Gladys Eckel. One of eleven children, she was predeceased by by siblings Duane, Arthur, Bruce, Azalea (Lee) Nicodemus and Gary. Hovey is survived by siblings Virginia Burns, Lawrence, Marion (Gail) Engemann, Bonnie Green and David.

She worked at the Monroe County Parks Department.  Hovey was very talented in drawing and has many works framed and hung on friends’ walls. She also enjoyed music and appeared in the musical “Mame” at a theatre in Rochester playing the part of Vera Charles.

Anyone who knew her would agree Hovey was a unique individual who possessed a clever sense of humor and wit. Her huge circle of friends will sadly miss her.

A private celebration of her life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hildebrandt Hospice.

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  • As Hovey’s hairdresser I could certainly say it was always an experience, she never pulled any punches but we laughed from the beginning till the end . I could honestly say that experience turned into not only a customer hairdresser relationship but a friend.I will truly miss her but I am also glad that I had the opportunity in my life to befriend Hovey and Cathleen.

    - arlene ferretti
  • C.J. was one of my best friends. I will sorely miss our times together sitting on her porch exchanging stories and always laughing.

    In the song verse by Smokey Robinson . . .
    “I’ll miss you my buddy. I miss you my friend.”

  • CJ was my good neighbor friend. I will miss her very much.

    - Lucinda Krise
  • Sorry to hear of the Loss Of a Wonderful Friend, Who always had my back. RIP. HOVE

    - Sharon Squat Covella
  • I’m going to really miss my aunt CJ. She was really hard on me, because she knew my true protential. I know she will never leave us, because all the memories we made with her will live on in our hearts forever. Aunt C.J. I truly love you, and you will be so missed. Rip Aunt C.J.

    - James Hovey
  • I knew ‘Hovey’ and will remember her fondly. Hovey – I hope you’re getting this message somehow. Along with many others, I will miss you.


    - Harold Jewell
  • Cj Hovey was my aunt and yes will truly be missed she had a wonderful sense of humor and always made us kids laugh harder than ever I was one of 5 children from her brother Arthur whom was my dad and aunt cj made sure we felt comfort during his time of passing and made sure all of us were straight with all of our needs and I will never ever forget her loving hospitality and a beautiful drawer she was I can still remember all the pics of smurfs she drew me as a child she knew they were my favorite I love u aunt cj and now u May rest easy with daddy raise Cain up there all of the hoveys were one of a kind

    - Aprilbrown (April Hovey)

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