February 11, 1931 – November 2, 2018
Jeannine Jalbuena was born on February 11, 1931 and passed away on November 2, 2018
- Viewing Tuesday, November 13, 2018
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 13, 2018
- Committal Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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November 16, 2018
I first met Jeannine as a young teenager. Her son was a friend of my brothers and I growing up in the Paoli area. Her son and my brothers were involved in various school plays and local theater projects together. The various fun events that brought us all running in and out of the Jalbuena house were some of the best memories of my youth.
Jeannine was a devoted wife and mother. She kept an orderly home and was always very welcoming. She was sociable and easy to be around. As a young person, I remember her as being approachable while also commanding respect.
Jeannine loved children. After raising her own son, she cared for several children in her Paoli home as a nanny. She developed an excellent reputation. So much so that she had to turn down many parents who sought her exclusive services.
Several years back I was going through a very difficult time when one day at my place of work, Jeannine stopped in for a brief visit. She didn't know it, but seeing a kind face from better times was a moment of grace that lifted my spirits. If I wasn't already grateful for many good experiences during my upbringing that Jeannine was was present for, I will be forever grateful for that moment.
God bless you Jeannine and thank you for being one of the adults that oversaw an idilic time in my youth.