Jennifer Prince & Ryan Prince

April 22, 2022 Kennett Square, PA

Jennifer M. Prince, age 50, and Ryan J. Prince, age 13, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. Jennifer and Ryan, a mother and her son, were taken from the world too soon.

Jennifer was a captivating woman whose authenticity and charisma magnetized anyone she met. Jenn was a people-person with an easygoing manner and a brilliant sense of humor. Jennifer took genuine interest in getting to know others and liked to have fun wherever she went. Whether it was at a winery enjoying a glass of wine or hiking a trail at a local nature preserve, her carefree view of life made her a joy to be around in any setting.

Born in Darby, PA, Jennifer was the daughter of Carol Krupsky Happersett and the late William Happersett. Carol and William raised Jenn in Sharon Hill, where she had a happy childhood. She graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School in 1989 and continued her higher education at Drexel University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production.

Jennifer’s studies landed her a coveted position as video editor at CNN. She worked for CNN for several years, and lived in both Florida and then Atlanta, GA. Upon returning to PA, Jenn worked as a film producer at Comcast in New Castle, DE. Most recently, Jennifer worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant at CPV Manufacturing in Kennett Square.

Though Jenn was a hard worker throughout her life, she settled down when learning she was pregnant with her beautiful baby boy, Ryan J. Prince, so she could focus on becoming a first-time mom.

Jennifer’s son, Ryan, was born on February 2, 2009 in West Chester, PA and grew up in Kennett Square. He attended Greenwood Elementary before moving up to Kennett Middle School, where Ryan was a 7th grade student.

When he was younger, Ryan played soccer and was a member of Cub Scout Pack 60. As Ryan grew up, his interests shifted into playing Xbox and spending time with his cousin, Jonathan. Jonathan and Ryan were only 7 months apart and the two were thick as thieves. Ryan was very much like his Mom in many ways and had a sweet, gentle soul. Though he was always kind and polite, Ryan had a silly side – especially when goofing around with Jonathan and his friends.

Jennifer and Ryan would often meet with Jennifer’s sister and nephew, Connie and Jonathan, to enjoy an outdoor adventure or a walk at Longwood Gardens. Jenn and Ryan loved to visit the shore and spend time on the beach with their family. The two also enjoyed visiting New England, where they ventured for several family vacations.

Jennifer and Ryan are survived by their mother and grandmother, Carol Happersett; their brother and uncle, Michael (Kathy) Happersett; their sister and aunt, Connie (Robert) Hickman; niece and cousin, Jordan Happersett; nephews and cousins, Michael Happersett and Jonathan Hickman; as well as many friends and those whose lives they have touched. Ryan is also survived by his grandmother, Lydia Prince; aunts, Christine Sauer and Kathy Prince-Sauer; and six Sauer cousins.

You are invited to visit with Jennifer and Ryan’s family on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following day on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Following mass, interment will be held at 1:30 PM at Calvary Cemetery, N. Orange St. & Highland Ave., Media, PA 19063.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to After-The-Bell, P.O. Box 1068, Kennett Square, PA, 19348 or made online at https://www.afterthebell.org/. (Ryan enjoyed attending several of the after-school programs with his friends and cousin. It provides recreational, social and academic skill activities for Kennett Middle School students).

***The Mass of Christian Burial for Jennifer and Ryan will be live streamed. To view, please click: https://venue.streamspot.com/66c95b9b ***

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial Donations

After-The-Bell

P.O. Box 1068
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
Make a donation

Services

Visitation

May 3, 2022 5:00PM to 8:00PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Mass of Christian Burial

May 4, 2022 11:00AM St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

*To view the event via live stream, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser : https://venue.streamspot.com/66c95b9b

Interment

May 4, 2022 1:30PM Calvary Cemetery
N. Orange St. & Highland Avenue
Media, PA 19063

*Please plan to meet at Calvary Cemetery, out of safety concerns there will be no procession

Guestbook

  1. Please accept my deepest condolences on this heartbreaking loss. I am a friend of Jenn’s from high school. My family and I live in North Carolina now but Jenn and I had stayed in touch in recent years through mutual friends who live in the area. I enjoyed talking with her and joking around. She was always so much fun, easygoing, putting people at ease and a joy to be around. I know how proud she was to be a mom and I know she was a great mother. Please know that all of you, her family, will be in our prayers and we wish you peace and comfort at this truly difficult time. Her friends won’t forget her. xoxo

    Vicki Vila | May 15, 2022 at 9:38 PM
  2. Dear Carol,
    My heart breaks for you and your family. I hope that your memories and friends surround you and help you heal.
    Georgia Boyage Heuisler,Tucson,Az

    georgia heuisler | May 11, 2022 at 7:12 PM
  3. I am very saddened over your loss of Jennifer and her son Ryan. I remember her as a student at Holy Spirit Parish School and Archbishop Prendergast. She was very popular and deservedly so. Rest in Peace Jennifer and Ryan.

    Stan Kadish | May 5, 2022 at 2:05 PM
  4. Im deeply saddened and shocked with Jen and Ryan passed. I worked with Jenn at entreaDonavan in Delaware and I will always remember our conversations and jokes. She one of the funniest, captivating and genuine person I have ever met. Rest in peace Jen and Ryan. All my love and prayers to the family.

    Mariana | May 5, 2022 at 1:14 PM
  5. I am saddened beyond words for your family. I worked with Connie for many years at AstraZeneca. My heart and prayers for this tremendous loss goes to your entire family.

    Paula Clark | May 5, 2022 at 9:53 AM
  6. Jenn quickly became one of my closest friends when I first moved to Atlanta to work for CNN. In those days your friends at work were your family. You spent many weekends and holidays together and because of your odd hours you would party together on Tuesday nights.
    We bonded over our mutual home state of PA as well and would both end up moving back, although she did many years before me. I was completely heartbroken to hear of her passing along with her son. My condolences to her family and fellow friends. We will all miss her.

    Greg Bowman | May 4, 2022 at 8:40 PM
  7. Jenn was one of the first people I meet when I started working at CPV. There’s not a spot you could go in our building without seeing her work. She made all of our lives better. I will always remember her laugh and smile.

    Kelly Mahala | May 4, 2022 at 1:52 PM
  8. I first met Jen at CNN back in 1996. She was a great person and friend and we would go out and have fun and work hard and joke. I called her, “Happer-Scratch.” She would years later write that to me on a communication. I remember she was always positive and had the most beautiful eyes. It’s tragic and a huge loss to the world losing her and her son. “Scratch-Angel,” we will miss you my friend. Keep watch over us. Love to the the family that has to endure this heartache.

    Rhonda Rush | May 4, 2022 at 12:51 PM
  9. Dear Mrs. Happersett, Michael and Connie:
    I am heartbroken and struggling to process the loss of Jenn and Ryan. Jenn and I became friends as we worked and studied at Drexel University. I’ll remember Jenn as a sweet, funny and genuine person whose path I’m grateful to have crossed. Our little crew of film and video students got along so well and enjoyed our time together. I’m so glad we got to see each other via zoom several months ago to reconnect. May God bless and keep you, comforted in cherished memories of Jenn and Ryan.

    Lamont Wilson | May 4, 2022 at 12:05 PM
  10. Sending prayers and support to your entire family. Our son Mark sat with Ryan on the bus. When at St Pat’s we will miss both Jenn and Ryan tremendously.

    Lisa Mandrachia ( Weiss) | May 4, 2022 at 11:41 AM
  11. Every time I am at St. Patrick’s I am reminded of Jenn and Ryan. I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. Prayers and thoughts to your entire family. Jenn will always be with us in spirit.

    Lisa Mandrachia ( Weiss) | May 4, 2022 at 11:37 AM
  12. Thoughts and prayers are with you from San Diego. Ryan was my sons first real friend in Kindergarten & Jennifer was a wonderful friend. I am so deeply sad and grateful our lives intersected for that brief time. She & her boy we’re beautiful souls. My heart is broken.

    Sallie Heger | May 3, 2022 at 11:18 PM
  13. I was heartbroken to hear of Jen and Ryan’s passing. Jen’s smile and laughter were infectious to all around her. I’ll always cherish our times at Drexel and CNN. My deepest sympathies to the Happersett family.

    CAROLEE J RESCA | May 3, 2022 at 9:29 PM
  14. My deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Hold near the love and memories of Jenn and Ryan ✝💕🙏

    Your life was a blessing
    Your memory a treasure
    You are loved beyond words
    and will be missed beyond measure.

    CL | May 3, 2022 at 3:56 PM
  15. My heart broke in two after hearing this sad news about my old grade school/ high school friend. I just couldn’t image how you feel. Wishing you strength and love during this difficult time.

    Vicky Ferrari/Miller | May 3, 2022 at 3:17 PM
  16. Dear Carol and family,
    Rich and I are so very sorry for your loss. We know how much you love your children and grand-children, and cannot imagine how you must feel.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Hugs to you all,
    kim and rich

    Kim L. Calhoun | May 2, 2022 at 9:31 PM
  17. Our deepest sympathies to your family on the tragic loss of Ryan and Jenn – a beautiful mother and her beloved son. After-The-Bell, our school and our entire community are so sad, and wish you comfort and love and peace in these difficult times. How fortunate were we to have know Ryan. The volunteers, staff and everyone at After-The-Bell

    Dawn Doherty Kohl | May 2, 2022 at 2:32 PM
  18. My heart-felt condolensces to the Happersett family on Jenn and Ryan’s passing. I haven’t spoken to her since our days together at Drexel but I remember her warmth, her sense of humor, and her friendship. I cherish that time together and glad so many others had the same blessing I did in knowing her.

    William Geller | May 1, 2022 at 11:09 PM
  19. My deepest sympathies to the Happersett family on the loss of your beautiful Jenn and Ryan. I was friends with Jenn at Prendie and will always remember her humor and infectious joy, her crush on #12 on Bonner’s football team;-) , and her energy at the HS dances. People just wanted to be around Jenn—she was “real”, funny without trying to be, and a good listener. We’ve lost touch over the years except for occasional posts on Facebook, but it was clear that Ryan was her shining joy. It deeply saddens me that their lives were taken. Godspeed, my friend.

    Liz Dart Caron | May 1, 2022 at 9:22 AM
  20. I have not spoken to or seen Jennifer since our days in Holy Spirit together but the knowledge of her and her son’s passing has been deeply felt. Even as kids it was evident that she was going to be a great person. Our deepest sympathies and most sincere condolences on such a profound loss.

    The Righter Family | May 1, 2022 at 7:25 AM
  21. To the happerset family I am so very sorry for your loss.I will keep u all in my prayers.Just so 🙏

    Jenn moore | May 1, 2022 at 12:30 AM
  22. Dear Jenn’s and Ryan’s family, I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Jenn and her son. I worked with Jenn at Drexel in the film and video department. She and I worked the evening shift together. Some of my best memories of that time were spent laughing with Jenn or watching The Simpson’s with her when things were quiet at work. I always loved her easy going manner and kindness. My deepest sympathies to her family and closest friends. This is a terrible loss and I hope the good memories of Jenn’s sweet spirit and humor lift you up when you feel the weight of her absence. Her smile and sparkly eyes is what I remember most. Much love.

    M.C. Donnelly | April 30, 2022 at 11:20 PM
  23. Jenn was a huge part of my high school
    memories. I can still hear her laughter. My heart breaks for the Happersett family. May you both Rest In Peace. Tracey Wieners

    Tracey Rush | April 30, 2022 at 4:13 PM
  24. My deepest sympathy to the families of Jennifer and Ryan. I was fortunate enough to have worked with Jen and got to know what an amazingly kind person and wonderful mother she was. I will always remember how much she adored her precious son Ryan. May they be together always.

    Katy Wolfington | April 30, 2022 at 3:43 PM
  25. God Bless 🙏 Words cannot help . ❤️ Lorraine Kelly Kauffman . You are all in my heart ❤️

    LorraineKellykauffman | April 30, 2022 at 3:11 PM
  26. My sincerest condolences to the Happersett family and all those close to Jennifer and her son. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers during this time. -Vincent Leinhauser

    Vince Leinhauser | April 30, 2022 at 12:41 PM
  27. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the tragic loss of this beautiful mother and son. I did not know them, but as a member of the Kennett Square Community; this very sad event has touched my heart. May they be embraced in God’s Kingdom of Everlasting Life where there is no pain or sorrow. To all of loved them, God Bless you and keep you during this very sad time.

    Christopher+Carozzo | April 30, 2022 at 11:19 AM
  28. Prayers for the family of this beautiful mother and son.

    Loretta Taylor | April 30, 2022 at 8:12 AM
  29. Jennifer was among the kindest and most authentic people I’ve ever known. May the memory of her laughter, smile, and gentle spirit be a blessing to all she held dear.

    Shawn Dougherty | April 29, 2022 at 11:04 PM
  30. I’m so saddened to hear of Jenn and Ryan’s passing. I worked with Jenn at Comcast and was so lucky to know her. She was kind, smart, and funny. I’ll always remember the laughs we shared over the years at Comcast and beyond. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Heidi | April 29, 2022 at 10:38 PM
  31. Mrs. Happersett & family ~ I am so deeply filled with sadness for your traumatic loss and suffering. However, the precious and most special memories of Jenn from Holy Spirit & piano lessons, will brighten my dark moments. Sending much love, many prayers and wishes for your healing peace as your celebrate the love/bond shared by Jenn and Ryan♡ xo~Anna Schneider🎶

    Anna Schneider | April 29, 2022 at 9:47 PM
  32. Carol, my heart is heavy for the loss of your daughter and grandson. Your strength during this difficult time is an inspiration to all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Chris C.

    Chris Clavin | April 29, 2022 at 7:45 PM
  33. On behalf of the Teva Specialty RA team who know and love working with Connie, we send our sincere sympathy to the entire family at the tragic loss of Jenn and Ryan. May the memory of those precious fun-filled moments with them, that are so beautifully described above, stay vividly with you and bring you comfort.

    Valerie Mulligan | April 29, 2022 at 4:59 PM
  34. My heart aches for all the loved ones of Jennifer and Ryan. Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers. Our community mourns with you.

    “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

    Gabrielle Bertogli | April 29, 2022 at 3:31 PM
  35. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers at the tragic loss of these two very precious people. Although I didn’t know either I know I speak for the entire community.

    KCK

    KCK | April 29, 2022 at 3:08 PM

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