Jane (Janie) A. Bazzano

April 16, 1944 - December 29, 2021 Cochranville, PA | Age 77

On December 29, 2021 Jane (Janie) Antoinette Bazzano of Kennett Square, Pa., passed away at Chester County Hospital after a 26-day struggle with COVID Pneumonia.
Janie is survived by, and was the loving wife of John Bazzano, Jr., also of Kennett Square, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage; her son John (Jay) Bazzano III, and his wife Janet; also by her daughter, Andrea Cassidy; and her five grandchildren Joshua, and Jared Bazzano, and John IV, Kaitlyn, and Owen Cassidy, and by her sisters Rosemary Angelucci and Nancy Paproth.
She was pre-deceased by her parents Rocco and Margaret Perrone, and sisters Isabella Brun and Marguerite Garcia.
Janie’s parents Rocco & Margaret immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s, which made her a first-generation Italian immigrant. She was proud of her heritage and especially loved to attend large family gatherings, with her sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Janie was a graduate of Kennett High School class of 1962 and Shippensburg University. She was a beloved elementary school teacher in the Kennett School district and served her community in many ways as an active and dedicated member of the Kennett Garden Club, Jr. Gardeners, the Kennett Area Senior Center, After the Bell, and Family Promise. Her faith, family and friends were important to her as witnessed by her practice of unconditional love to all.

A Funeral Mass will be held on January 29th at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. For those who have concerns about COVID or inclement weather, a live, online streaming of the ceremony will be offered at https://venue.streamspot.com/66c95b9b

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to any of Janie’s beloved affiliations would be appreciated.

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After the Bell/Kennett After School Association

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Kennett Area Senior Center

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Funeral Mass

January 29, 2022 10 AM St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348



  1. Mary Lou and I are very saddened by Janie’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing and talking with her at the Guerrina family reunions and I enjoyed seeing and playing with her as a child when we would travel to Kennett Square to visit with and enjoy all of my dad’s wonderful family. It was always a lot of fun to kid with Janie and to play games together. I imagine Janie immediately and joyously rejoined with all of those who preceded her in Heaven. She’s without any doubt having a wonderful time reminiscing times spent with them.
    We will miss seeing her at the next reunion but will remember her with love and delight and that we knew her and spent some sweet time together.
    Prayerfully with love, Allan and Mary Lou Guerrina

    Mary Lou & Allan Guerrina (Shorty) | April 9, 2022 at 8:45 PM
  2. So sorry to hear of Janie’s passing. I was her friend many many years ago when we were in school. I always remember her big smile. Although I haven’t seen her for many years I wanted you, John, and your family to know how shocked I was to hear of her death. She was a special person

    Pat Cloud Celii | February 22, 2022 at 2:52 PM
  3. So sorry I could not attend Jane’s beautiful service. Jane was such a special, giving person and will be missed by so many. Sending prayers.

    Jean O'Neil | January 29, 2022 at 11:07 AM
  4. We are so very sorry to hear about Jane’s passing. She was a friend of multiple members of our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

    Best Regards,

    Jim Brady III and family (Angelone, Ghione, Salvo, Tortarolo)

    Jim Brady | January 28, 2022 at 3:53 PM
  5. Sincere condolences to John and the family. She was an earth angel and helped many people. She surely is seated in a place of honor in heaven. Her work is finished. Rest peacefully. You will be missed by all who knew you and loved you.

    georgia delaney | January 26, 2022 at 11:07 AM
  6. John and Family, Altho’ I only knew Jane about 6 years, I saw her as a beautiful soul, gentle spirit and joyous child of God. Jane was enthusiastic and active at Four Seasons Garden Club. She inspired many of us with her ideas and hard work. Working with Jane, just a few times, at KS Senior Center, I learned how talented and willing to serve others she was. I will miss her dedication at our meetings and grateful that she touched my heart and spirit. Loved our few conversations about her family and God. I will pray for her and all your family in this great loss. God bless.

    Priscilla Lawn (Pat) | January 26, 2022 at 9:56 AM
  7. I had just spoken to Janie a short time before she left us. As classmates at KHS class of ’62, we were talking about a reunion for our 60th. John and family, I was shocked when I heard that Covid had taken her. She was a sweet person and was liked by everyone. She will be missed. Rest in peace Janie.
    Diane Amberg Silverman

    Diane Amberg Silverman | January 22, 2022 at 4:48 PM
  8. Condolences to John & family. Jane was a wonderful person giving & kind.
    We graduated “class of 62”, she will be missed.

    Patricia Sexton-Reiter | January 21, 2022 at 10:38 AM
  9. I’m so sorry for your families loss. One of my best memories of Mrs Bazzano, was actually getting in trouble, for “skipping” a school dance!! We were all spending the night with Andrea and someone had the great idea of going to a party, instead of the dance! Oh boy did we get busted! Lol. Mrs Bazzano was so calm and quiet when she “had a talk” with us girls. Somehow she calmed our parents down, too! Getting in trouble wasn’t that bad, with Mrs. Bazzano. She was just the sweetest, kindest person! Later years I would see her around town and she’d always have a smile and a hug for me! I will never forget her. Again, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a great lady!

    Kristian Testa-Denny | January 13, 2022 at 2:28 PM
  10. John and family … sending my condolences to all after hearing the sad news of Jane. I have so many wonderful memories of Janie, her laughter and love for life was contagious, enjoyed by all. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May we all be comforted knowing Jane is with her Lord. Sweet Jane, her faith was always with her … everyday!

    Donna Cuthbertson Venema | January 8, 2022 at 1:25 PM
  11. George and I send our sincerest condolences to John and family. Jane was a friend of mine since we were teenagers and John graduated with George from Kennett High School. We have seen them and enjoyed their company at reunions and gatherings over the years and we are greatly saddened by Jane’s passing.

    MaryAnna Ralph | January 6, 2022 at 12:23 PM
  12. When I came to Kennett School District as Elementary Principal at New Garden Elementary School I first came to know Jane.
    One of the Staff was married and, since there was time between the Church Ceremony and the Reception, Jand invited Pat & I to her apartment in the Lafayette Apartments. Through the years, from my time at New Garden, from 25 years at Mary D. Lang School, and as a neighbor in Stenning Hills and at St. Pat’s Church she was always a cheerful, happy person who made me feel good when I spoke with her. She will be
    missed by all whom she was known through the years. May she Rest In Peace.

    Andy Augustine

    Andy Augustine | January 6, 2022 at 11:22 AM
  13. Darla and I enjoyed visiting with Jane last August at John’s class reunion. Our prayers go out to the Bazzano family and friends. May Jane Rest In Peace.

    Peter Donahoe | January 5, 2022 at 9:54 PM
  14. Mrs. Bazzano was my favorite teacher at New Garden Elementary back in the 80’s. She made learning fun and I looked forward to school every day because of her. What a shock to see she has passed on to Heaven. Rest In Peace Mrs. Bazzano❤️

    Angela K. | January 5, 2022 at 8:20 PM
  15. John and family, so sorry to hear of Janie’s passing. May you draw comfort of beautiful memories you have of your wife and mother. John I called my brother Charles in New Mexico. He sends his condolences. His wife Linda passed away this past September. He wanted you to know how very sorry he was. My prayers are with you and your family. Marie Hollingsworth.

    Marie Hollingsworth Scrivana | January 5, 2022 at 7:56 PM
  16. God Bless, Mrs. Bazzano. She was my 2nd grade teacher and was friendly with my family. We shared some of the same roots in a little village called Giusvalla in Italy. My sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. She was definitely a person of very strong faith, and I hope today she is enjoying Eternal Life in God’s Kingdom

    Christopher+Carozzo | January 5, 2022 at 5:54 PM
  17. She was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I had her in 1st grade and can still remember her teaching me how to tell time. She was one of a kind! Prayers and love to the family.

    Amanda Rzucidlo | January 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM

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