Jeanne A. Kirkman

May 8, 2021 Williamstown, NJ "Mom-Mom SeaShore"

Jeanne A. Kirkman, age 92, formerly of Kennett Square, PA and Ocean City, NJ, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital in Sewell, NJ.

Born 1929 in West Chester, PA, Jeanne was the daughter of the late Nicola Travaglini and the late Josephine DiProspero Travaglini.

Jeanne Graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with a BA in Science and worked as a Dietician at Chester County Hospital in the late ‘60s and was the Owner of the Mini Mushroom Mart in Ocean City, NJ in the’70s and ‘80s. Jeanne was an avid gardener and deeply loved her family. Her grandchildren affectionately referred to her as “Mom-Mom SeaShore”.

Jeanne is survived by her daughters, Joyce Finocchio Crowley and Jeannette Finocchio Davidson; her grandchildren, Marjorie Jeanne Lafferty-Clark, Rhoda Jeanne Finocchio-Davidson, Janeene Finocchio Jennett, Shin Ai Davidson, Giovanna Finocchio, Gina Davidson and Victoria Finocchio; as well as 11 great grandchildren.

Jeanne was predeceased by her son, Harry G. Finocchio; her brother, Domenic J. Travaglini; and her two grandchildren, Michael P. Lafferty, Jr. and Timothy M. Finocchio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Jeanne at 11:00AM on Monday, May 17, 2021 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Private Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.

Flowers, or donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to – EWTN Global Catholic Network.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

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Mass of Christian Burial

May 17, 2021 11:00AM St. Patrick Catholic Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Private Interment

St. Patrick Cemetery
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Dear Jeannette, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May she rest in peace. Elaine Fiore

    Elaine Fiore | May 12, 2021 at 8:12 AM
  2. We will miss Aunt Jean’s smile. She would take us to Long Wood Gardens when we were young and we would play in the fountains!

    Carol McKeon | May 11, 2021 at 9:07 PM
  3. This wonderful woman left a legacy to be admired and cherished. Her goodness and love will be missed eternally! So very sorry and our condolences to all the family. Love, Anna and Fran Clark

    Anna clark | May 11, 2021 at 4:27 PM
  4. Aunt Jean will be greatly missed. I have a lot of fond memories of her ,as a young child I use to visit her in Ocean City and played in her sandbox coffee table.
    She was a beautiful person . I am sending my condolences to my cousins in this difficult time.

    Sydney vasaturo | May 11, 2021 at 2:03 PM

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