5357ab0914125.preview-300Joanne A. Rossi (nee Giovanna ‘Jennie’ Grimaldi) of Yardley, formerly of Newark, N.J., passed away at home surrounded by her family Monday, April 21, 2014. She was 95.

Born in Springfield, N.J., she had been a long time resident of Newark before moving to Yardley, in 2005.

Joanne worked at RCA Victor and Hygrade Meat Packing Plant in Newark, N.J., in support of World War II. She belonged to the Children of Mary Rosary Society at St. Rocco’s Church before meeting and marrying the love of her life Thomas G. Rossi (Gaetano) in 1946.

She was the beloved wife of Thomas; devoted mother of Joanne, Thomas, Phyllis and Carole. She was the daughter of Dominic Grimaldi and Anna (Purpura) and was preceded in death by siblings, Nancy, Mecurio, Philip, Jack, Lucy, Trudy, Angela, Rosie and Angelo. She was the loving grandmother to Kristin, Justin, Marc, Thomas, Michael and Bree; great grandmother to J.T., Brady, Brayden, Ava Grey, Alexa and one on it’s way. A wonderful mother-in-law to William T. Meyer, aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews and cousin to late Prince Rainier of the House of Grimaldi in Monaco.

The funeral will be from FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S, Delaware Avenue, Yardley, PA at 8 a.m. Friday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, N. Arlington, N.J. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home.

Marie Lavey of Langhorne and Boca Raton passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2013; she was 80 years old. Marie was born in Ireland on January 29, 1933, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Egan. She came to the United States in 1956; she settled and raised her family in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Marie ran a successful catering business in Newton, PA before she eventually retired.

Marie was the ultimate host; she loved entertaining and arranging fabulous parties. She also enjoyed traveling with Alfred; making new friends and discovering the world. She was a woman of many facets and charms.

Marie is survived by her loving husband Alfred; devoted sons Glenn and his wife Sandra, Frank and his wife Krislyn, and Neil; cherished grandchildren Shawn, Kelly, Jade, and Jack. She also leaves behind her sisters Anne Fagan and Rosaline Kunick; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. She leaves a legacy of love and precious memories; she will be forever missed.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, November 3rd from 6 to 9 PM at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, 323 Washington Ave., Newtown. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November, 4 at 9:30 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA. Interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newton, PA.

Leo T. ‘Chip’ Kepcsynski of Morrisville died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his home. He was 64.

Born in Monongahela, Pa., Chip had been a resident of Falls Township for 62 years.

He worked at U.S. Steel for many years until 1983, and was very proud of the work he did with his crew. In 1986 he joined the staff at Princeton University in maintenance and building services where he worked until retiring in 2009.

Chip was a member of St. John the Evangelist parish where he served faithfully as an usher. He also worked as a volunteer with Mary’s Cupboard.

He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Chip was a sharp dresser, liked to travel, be outdoors and take walks. He also loved animals and had a sweet tooth.

Chip was the beloved husband of Beverly D. (Arch) Kepcsynski for 38 years.

He was the loving father of Brian Kepcsynski (Beth) and Erik Kepcsynski (Erin); and the devoted grandfather of Nate and Lucy. He also is survived by his mother-in-law, Marie Arch; uncles, John Hyjurick (Judy), Louis Hyjurick (Ann) and Donald Baker; aunt, Marlene Burns (William); and numerous nieces, nephews,and extended family including the Arch family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Georgetta Kepcsynski; and his aunt, Cecilia Baker.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Friends also may call from 9 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary’s Cupboard, 100 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA 19054, or to a charity or church of the donor’s choice.

2290357John C. Jenca, Jr., of Yardley died peacefully on October 19, 2013 at Manor Care of Yardley. He was 83.

Born in Philadelphia to the late John Jenca and Eleanore Distler, he was a resident of Lower Bucks County for 60 years.

A graduate of Frankford High School, he served in the U. S. Naval Reserves for 12 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist R. C. Church in Lower Makefield and served as an usher there for many years. He was a life-long Phillies fan. In his younger years he played baseball and was a great second baseman.

John worked in the dry cleaning business for 30 years and then at Clarke Checks, Inc., from which he retired in 1991.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy E. Jenca and the father of Joseph J. Jenca and his wife Patricia of Yardley. He was the proud grandfather of Scott J. Jenca. Also surviving are his brother George G. Jenca of Langhorne and several nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 10 until 11 am at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown where his Funeral Service will be held at 11 am. Rite of Committal will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.