Helen V. Jingeleski

November 17, 1930 - February 4, 2021 Kennett Square, PA | Age 90

Mrs. Helen V. Jingeleski, age 90 of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Chester County Pocopson Home, West Chester. She was the loving wife for 70 years of John J. Jingeleski. Born on November 17, 1930 in Mount Carmel, PA she was the daughter of the late August & Blanche (Tamanini) Bridy.

Mrs. Jingeleski was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School in the class of 1948. Married in 1951, Helen dedicated much of her life to raising her five children. Her presence as a school volunteer and at her children’s activities are cherished memories. Mrs. Jingeleski worked for K & A Press and the Wilmington News Journal, and later was part owner and manager of J & H Hardware store in Kennett Square. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church and was an active volunteer with the Ladies of St. Patrick. She was also a Secular Carmelite Nun. In her free time, Mrs. Jingeleski enjoyed ceramics, all types of arts and crafts, gardening, reading, and music – particularly The Moody Blues.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jingeleski is survived by her children, Susan Jingeleski Horton and husband Steven of Pickerington, OH, Carol Jingeleski of Mount Carmel, PA, John S. Jingeleski and wife Mary Beth of Claymont, DE, and Annette Dennis and husband Brian of Claymont, DE. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Christopher Horton and wife Heather and their 3 children, Julie Allison and husband Daniel and their 2 children, David Jingeleski and wife Brittany, Nora Hoesterey and husband Robert, Monica Miller and her 1 child, Brian Dennis, and Angelica Dennis. Mrs. Jingeleski is also survived by her sister Maria T. Bridy of Mount Carmel, PA. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jingeleski is preceded in death by her son, Peter Jingeleski and by her brother August Bridy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Jingeleski’s name to the Ladies of St. Patrick at the above address. Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home; please visit Mrs. Jingeleski’s online memorial by going to www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.

Services

Mass of Christian Burial

February 12, 2021 11 AM St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Guestbook

  1. Dear Dr Jingeleski, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Jacquie Blevins

    Jacquie Blevins | February 19, 2021 at 8:30 PM
  2. My condolences to the Jingelski family. I just recently learned of Helen’s passing. She and my Mom (Marlene) were very active together for many years with the Ladies of St. Patrick’s and Helen would come and visit my grandmother (Ella Madonna) and give her communion on Sundays. Very sweet lady that I am sure you will miss dearly. God bless her and you all during this time.

    Eileen McDonough Taylor

    Eileen Taylor | February 19, 2021 at 2:11 PM
  3. Dear Jingeleski Family,
    We had the pleasure of meeting Helen at Heather and Chris’ wedding. She was a lovely lady, and a joy to talk to. She did a lot of good in her life and we know her reward is great. Our prayers are with all of you.
    Love,
    Mary Beth and Ken Frystak

    Mary Beth | February 15, 2021 at 7:09 PM
  4. Dear Jingeleski Family,
    I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to your family. Mrs. Jingeleski was a special lady with a gift of making you feel very special.
    I have so many fond memories of growing up on Lafayette Street where Mrs. Jingeleski would help us put together a backyard carnival at her home.
    Her kindness and artistic encouragement influenced me greatly. As a teacher, encouraging the wonderment and creativity in children is so powerful.
    Mrs. Jingeleski provided that space for us in the 70’s. I am so greatful I grew up on the street which she chose to raise her family.

    Pamela Howell Roberts | February 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM
  5. JOHN AND FAMILY: –OUR FAMILIES CONDOLENCE ON THE LOSS YOUR WONDERFUL WIFE HELEN–SUCH SPIRIT AND COURAGE THROUGHOUT HER LIFE. ON BEHALF OF YOUR FRIENDS AT ST PATRICK’S KOC COUNCIL— OUR THANKS FOR HER PRESENCE AND MEMBERSHIP IN THE ST PATRICK’S COMMUNITY,

    YOUR FRIENDS,
    STU STABLEY, JOE BRENNAN, FRANK MCNALLY

    FRANK MCNALLY | February 11, 2021 at 8:47 PM
  6. I offer my deepest sympathy to Helen’s family. I knew Helen through the Carmelite Secular Order of Elysburg, PA. She was a very devout and generous soul. May God bless her soul.

    Bernadine Markey | February 10, 2021 at 6:37 PM
  7. Dear Jingeleski family, I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Jingeleski’s passing,she was a dear wonderful person. I have fond memories of her when we were growing up on Lafayette st. She was always so kind and generous to everyone. I also remember many years of visiting her at J+H Hardware,she would always go out of her way to help. I was just recently watching 8mm movies of our families getting together on Ladayette street for Trick or Treat, Sledding, bicycles, go-carts,birthdays and such. May God bless your family as you grieve her loss.
    Sincerely,
    Tom Bahel

    Thomas Bahel | February 9, 2021 at 3:38 PM
  8. I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Jingeleski’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and was so nice to me and everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With love and deepest sympathies, Debra Howell

    Debra Howell | February 9, 2021 at 10:27 AM
  9. Annette and family. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She is in my prayers. Pam Dennis

    Pam Dennis | February 9, 2021 at 7:26 AM
  10. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace.
    Sincerely,
    Diane (DiUbaldo) Szewczyk

    Diane | February 9, 2021 at 7:22 AM

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