Jill Karen 'Jake' (Nass) Accordino

Published on Monday, 15 March 2021 20:48


Jill Karen “Jake” (Nass) Accordino, 58, of Oneonta, N.Y., passed away March 9, 2021 following her valiant battle with inflammatory breast cancer.

She was born April 7, 1962 in New Britain. Jill Karen was the daughter of Wilbur F. and Carol M. (Stabert) Nass. Jill Karen was raised in Plainville where she graduated from Plainville High School with honors in 1980. Jill Karen attended Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y., where she graduated in 1984 with a B.A. in Art and a B.A. in History. After graduating Hartwick College, Jill Karen called Oneonta home.

On Dec. 12, 1987, Jill Karen married Richard D. Accordino.

She received a Masters from State University at Oneonta in 2005. Jill Karen worked as an Art Teacher at Milford Central School in Milford, N.Y.

Jill Karen touched more lives than she realized with her caring and loving personality.

Jill Karen is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Richard “Rick” Accordino; son, Kristopher Accordino; step-son, Kevin (Carol) Accordino; step-daughter, Patricia Accordino; her father, Wilbur “Bill” and step-mother, Avis Nass; two brothers, Scott (Holly) Nass and Kurt (Barb) Nass. Jill was a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren; two uncles, David (Judy) Nass and Kenny (BA) Nass; one aunt, Beverly (Dick) Wolf; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and endless amounts of friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Carol (Stabert) Nass; her father-in-law, Robert Eklund, Sr. and mother-in-law, Beatrice Accordino Eklund.

May every day bring you an unlimited canvas, endless paint, and may you shower all of us here on earth every morning and every night with beautiful works of art.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. The Celebration of Life Service will be private for family only but friends are welcome to watch the Live Stream on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 1 p.m. on the Bookhout Funeral Home Facebook page.

Condolences can be sent to the Accordino family at 166 Starr Road, Oneonta, NY 13820 or online condolences may be made by visiting www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com .

Jill Karen’s family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to Pindars Corners Volunteer Fire Department, 8898 State Highway 23, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements are being handled by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Monday, 15 March 2021 20:48. Updated: Monday, 15 March 2021 20:50.