Jennifer L. “Jenny” Temple, 46, of Carmel, NY, died peacefully in her home on December 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Jenny was born on March 6, 1971, in Mount Kisco, NY, to Mary and John Temple. Jenny had cerebral palsy and lived with her devoted parents her entire life.
Jenny was a long-time member of Gilead Presbyterian Church in Carmel, NY. She attended United Cerebral Palsy’s Hudson Valley Day Treatment in Patterson, NY, since her graduation from the Pines Bridge School BOCES in Yorktown Heights, NY, in 1992. She remained close with many of her former teachers, therapists, nurses, and caregivers throughout her life.
Ever the social butterfly, Jenny adored parties, music, and going to church. Her smile and infectious laugh could light up a room. She loved spending time with her nieces, nephew, and her many friends from Putnam Recreation Programs & Habilitation. Jenny was a founding participant of that organization, which provides high-quality recreational opportunities for children and adults with special needs who reside in Putnam County, NY. Jenny loved to bowl and participated in the Special Olympics for many years.
In addition to her parents, Jenny is survived by her sister, Julie Temple Stan, and her husband, Timothy Stan, of Newtown, CT, her brother, John Temple, and his wife Lisa Temple, of Brookfield, CT. Jenny is also survived by her adoring nieces and nephew, Katherine and Elijah Stan, and Della, Zoe, and Lucy Temple, as well as her loving aunts, uncles, and cousins across the country.
Visitation with friends and family will be Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm at Balsamo-Cordovano Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Carmel, NY 10512.
A celebration of Jenny's life will take place at a later date in the Spring at Gilead Presbyterian Church, Carmel, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Gilead Presbyterian Church: http://gileadchurch.org/ or PRPH: https://www.prphny.org/.