Jennie Lee Aitkenhead

March 25, 1940January 5, 2012

Jennie Lee Aitkenhead, 71, of Spring Lake, died Thursday, January 5, 2012. Born in Neptune, she lived in Spring Lake for most of her life.

Mrs. Aitkenhead was a teacher for over 25 years before retiring from Monmouth Adult Education Commission in Eatontown in 2000. She was a member of the Church Preservation Committee of Holy Trinity Church, the Garden Club and the Bath & Tennis Club, all of Spring Lake. Mrs. Aitkenhead was also a mentor in the Mountz Uniting Seniors and Students program at the elementary school in Spring Lake.

Mrs. Aitkenhead was predeceased by her husband Rennie in 2005 and her brother James Edwards in 2007. She is survived by two sons, David A. and his wife Annette of Mendham, and James A. of Spring Lake; two daughters, Jennie Lee O’Donnell and her husband Kevin of Bermuda, and Elizabeth A. McKnight and her husband James of Atlantic Highlands; one brother, David Edwards of Maine; and seven grandchildren: Emma, Mollie, Hailey, Tristan, Sydney, Ian and Katherine.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ. Funeral services will held on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 10am at Holy Trinity Church in Spring Lake. Interment will follow at Old Tennent Cemetery in Tennent, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church, PO Box 317, Spring Lake, NJ 07762. .


  • Visitation Sunday, January 8, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, January 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 9, 2012

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January 26, 2012

Sharon and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless, Colleen (Washington)

The Kuruvillas

January 12, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss and we are keeping you in our thoughts. Your mother was a truly lovely and joyful person who we were lucky to meet and we know how much all of you will miss her.

January 11, 2012

Dear Jennie Lee & Kevin,

Linda told me about your mom, and I wanted to convey my condolences for your loss and let you know that you are in my prayers.

God bless,
Germaine Darrell (Bermuda)

The Bodenstab's

January 11, 2012

God bless and know that we are with you in these trying times.
With much love,

Peter Durhager

January 9, 2012

We are very sorry for your loss and are keeping you in our prayers.

Mary Dittman

January 9, 2012

To all of Jennie's family- so sorry to hear of her death. I met Jennie when the Aitkinheads moved up the street from us on Ocean Ave. There is not enough space to recall our good times. We laughed all the time!! Remember that green VW stationwagon, the time the pipes burst ( funny now, not then). We would gather at Toby May the first day of school and plan our exercise schedule for the year ahead. Always finished the discussion at Friendly's. The world is a quieter place without her laughter

susan ward

January 8, 2012

Jennie Lee, Kevin, Emma, Molly, Hailey and the rest of the Aitkenhead family you are in our thoughts and prays. May God be with you during these sad times.
God Bless and keep you safe, The Wards (Bermuda)

M Milord

January 8, 2012

May the God of comfort be with you all during this difficult time.

John & Shel Goldstein

January 7, 2012

Dear Dave, Annette and Family,
Your mom witll definitely hold a special place in the hearts of many, many people. We will never forget her exploring the many churches she had to in order for Shel and I to be godparents to our wonderful Godson, Ian. Although not related by blood, we have lost a vital member of our family. May the many memories you cherish sustain you during this most difficult. With love, sympathy and prayers, John and Shel

Claudia Nilsen

January 6, 2012

Jennie Lee....I will miss you my friend!! Always looked forward to spending time with you at Bookbabes and playing Mahjung! Loved listening to your stories...You always brought a smile to my face! Until we meet again...xoxo Claudia Nilsen