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Abigail Rose Jenks

April 18, 2021 ~ April 19, 2021


WILTON, N.Y.-Spc. Abigail Rose “Abby” Jenks, 20, of Challedon Drive , died Monday, April 19, 2021 during a static line training jump from a helicopter. She was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.

Born on November 18, 2000 in Pensacola, FL, Abby was the daughter of Mary Jenks and Anthony Taglianetti. She grew up in the Greenfield-Saratoga area. Abby participated in 4-H and had a passion for animals.

She was a 2018 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and then enlisted in the US Army. She was a fire support specialist serving as a forward observer with the brigade’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. “Spc. Abigail Jenks was a creative, hardworking, and confident paratrooper,” said Army Capt. Brian Norman, who commanded Jenks’ artillery battery. “Her love for art, animals, and her friends reverberated wherever she worked, (and) her compassion for fellow paratroopers will be truly missed.” She was an accomplished artist and tattoo artist.

Abby was engaged to be married to her Fiancé Sgt. Shane Allen Warren Grant of Fort Bragg, NC.

She also leaves her loving mother Mary E. Jenks (Gary Tator) of Wilton; a brother David J. Jenks of Missouri, Esther J. Jenks and Anthony R. Jenks both of Wilton; grandparents Loren and Susan Jenks of Greenfield Center and Anthony and Sharon Taglianetti of Virginia; great-grandmother Shirley Coonradt of Wilton; and an uncle Chris Jenks, MD of Oklahoma. Her great-grandfather William Coonradt pre-deceased her.

Funeral Services with Full Military Honors will be held at 11am Saturday, May 1 at Wilton Baptist Church, 755 Saratoga Road (Rte. 9), Wilton, NY. A calling hour will be held from 10am to 11am Saturday May 1 at the church prior to the service. Burial will be at 1:00pm Sunday, May 2, at Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield, NY.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc., 402 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. 

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May 1, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wilton Baptist Church
775 Saratoga Road
Wilton, NY 12831

Funeral Service
May 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Wilton Baptist Church
775 Saratoga Road
Wilton, NY 12831

Interment with Military Honors
May 2, 2021

1:00 PM
Greenfield Center Cemetery
Wilton Rd - located 1 mile east of Rt 9N-Wilton Rd intersection
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

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