Jody became enamored of the game of golf during this time, and was a 50 year member at the Skaneateles Country Club where she held many positions in the early Junior Golf Program in the late 60’s and 70’s, Couples Twilight League, various Ladies Leagues and events. She continued her musical endeavors by singing in the First Presbyterian Church Adult Choir, The Marcellus Master Works Chorale, and at one time was Chair of the Skaneateles Syracuse Symphony Guild.
Jody returned to nursing in 1981 to work for Columbia Rope, Auburn, and then Consolidated Industries in Syracuse from which she retired from in 1994. After her retirement, Jody “Buns” Conroe began to enter various local and regional golf tournaments, receiving over 20 awards and trophies. Her competition golf career spanned 20 years, reaching her pinnacle when competing for the gold medal in the New York Empire State Senior games. Jody finished eighth in the Senior Olympics in Louisville, Kentucky in 2008.
Jody is survived by her husband of 64 years, Barden A. Conroe of Jamesville, NY; her son Perry B. Conroe ( Geeta) of Jamaica, NY; Connie E. Beall (Greg) of Delhi, NY; and, Shelley C. Andrade of Syracuse, NY and Tampa, FL. Jody has 7 special grandchildren: Christine Conroe, Natalie Conroe Freeman, Monica Conroe ( Ivan Mercado); Alexandra M. Beall (Ryan Grohsmeyer) and Curt R. Beall; Breanne M. Buff (Collin Fleming); two step-grandchildren: Jessica L. Andrade and Benjamin P. Andrade (Tomasina Durrant); two great-grandchildren: Liam Freeman and Rosalina Mercado; and one step-great granddaughter, Liliana Marie Andrade. Jody is also survived by her sister Jean Smith of Addison NY; her brother-in law Bruce A Conroe of Saratoga Springs, NY; and several beloved Conroe, Smith, and Reagan nieces and nephews.
There will be a musical Celebration of Life service for Jody at the First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles NY Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:30, with the family burial service in early August. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Center for Cancer Research, Washington DC, or the First Presbyterian Church Skaneateles Music Program.