Jeanne E. D'Acquisto

April 27, 1938January 5, 2021
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Today we mourn the loss, but celebrate the wonderful life of the most compassionate, loving, wise, religiously devout, and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, cousin, niece, aunt, and friend that we have ever known; Jeanne Elisabeth Brown DiMartino D’Acquisto.

She is now at peace with her mother, Marie Ward Brown, her father Glenn Brown Senior, and her brother Glenn Brown Jr. She also now stands beside two of the luckiest souls to ever have the privilege of calling her “my loving wife”: Nacy Patrick DiMartino, and Andrew Anthony D’Acquisto.

Jeanne was born April 27th, 1938 and grew up in Freeport, Long Island, New York. A graduate of the State University of New York College at Geneseo, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in teaching, and when not taking on the dutiful task of raising seven children in Penfield, NY, she unselfishly touched the lives and hearts of countless children at Gateway Nursery School, Fairport, NY from the mid 1970’s through the early 1990’s. Jeanne devoted her life to her family and Jesus Christ, and at the time of her passing was a pious devotee of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi, Mount Read Blvd., Rochester.

She is survived by her three brothers: world renowned engineer, Roger Brown, world-famous jazz musician, Steve Brown, and world-famous big band conductor, Ray Brown. Jeanne’s legacy will be forever remembered by her seven surviving wonderfully talented, and tremendously successful children: Donna St Denny (husband James), David D’Acquisto (wife Kimberly), Margaret Kreiss (husband Jeff), Michael D’Acquisto, Joseph D’Acquisto (wife Estelle), James D’Acquisto (wife Tracy), and Michele Eaton (husband John). Her adoring family tree also branches further to 17 grandchildren, and 8 (soon to be 11) great grandchildren, all of whom will always love her unconditionally, and will miss her dearly. God bless your soul, Jeanne D’Acquisto. May you rest in peace forever in our Lord’s Kingdom. Thank you for all you have done for us and for always being there to comfort and guide us, especially during the most pivotal and crucial moments of our lives. You molded us, and made us who we are! We are forever blessed to have known you! We love you and miss you Mom!

Relatives and friends may call on Tues. January 12th, from 4-7PM at the Funeral Home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON, 2125 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM on Wed. January 13th, at the All Season’s Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534, where interment will immediately follow. All in attendance are required to wear masks and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Franciscan Friars in Jeanne’s name would be appreciated.


  • Calling Hours

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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Barbara Mottola Brown

January 14, 2021

I look back with such fond memories of our one family vacation a year—- a trip to Rochester to be with the D’Acquisto Family—it was always a fun, busy, happy household!
Raising seven children is a tribute of love reserved for just a few special people - and Jeanne was such a special person. May her incredible life be a reminder that one person can make a difference.
With love, sympathy, and prayers to the entire D’Acquisto Family
Aunt Barbara, Janice, and Craig

Donna St Denny

January 13, 2021

Today we say our final goodbye to the best mom who has ever walked this earth. Mom, if I am half the woman you were I will consider myself a success. You raised us with love and grace. I hope you left this world knowing how many lives you touched and how loved you were. I will think of you when I am making my lists or my weekly menus. I love you! You will forever be in my heart!

Michele Eaton

January 13, 2021

My mother touched so many people in life. Her smile was contagious and she was so kind and loving. She taught her children what a family is through her love for us. She taught us the morals and work ethics we have today. I am the person I am today because of her. I can only hope and pray that I can touch so many lives and have such a great legacy like she did. I love you Mom and am proud to be your daughter. You will be missed greatly but never forgotten.

Ray and Sue Brown

January 12, 2021

The greatest sister and sister in law ever. She took care of me for many years growing up, teaching me Canasta and never once without hugs and always with a beautiful smile. We spent wonderful trips with the D'Acquistos and Browns - on Oahu, Maui, the Hearst Castle, and Disneyland. Jeannie introduced our daughters Karin and Kelly to snow in Rochester. We had no boots so Jeannie put garbage bags over their shoes to keep their feet dry. Our youngest daughter Jeannette was named after Jeannie. When I was in the army, I came up to Rochester to visit Jeanne after Nace passed away, and she housed me and kept me fed for three days knowing I was getting paid $94 a month at the time. We loved having her here with all the brothers for one of my last Great Big Band concerts where our daughters loved spending precious moments with Jeannie. We will always think of her everyday.
Ray, Sue, Karin, Kelly, and Jeannie

Steve Brown

January 9, 2021

Jeanne was the most important thing in my life. She raised me and my brothers. Jeanne was into childcare at an early age and went on to be a preschool teacher and family caregiver for so many children thereafter. She enjoyed young children and enhanced their learning. Jeanne was an incredible sister-in-law and Aunt. She was an angel to her nephew and niece. All of our family is saddened and will miss her very much. Jeanne was one of a kind.

Marge Kreiss

January 7, 2021

Mom you will be missed dearly. Thank you for all the love you gave me and all the lessons you taught me. I will carry them always. I love you. Say hello to dad for me.

Katie (Ward)Canna

January 7, 2021

Much love to my cousins (siblings to Jeanne) and all of Jeanne’s children and family from part of the Ward side. I really only know Jeanne through a few family reunions at Uncle Ray’s and from letters over the years either to my parents, Polly and Ed Ward, or to me. What a great lady, a blessing to our family! I wish I’d had more time to get to know her even better.... one favorite thing is that she learned about and recorded our family history on the Ward/Dockerty side...... WHAT A GIFT TO US. It is so awesome to be able to tell my own children about our family during this world of living far apart and few reunions. God bless Jeanne and may all of the best of her live on through you.
Love, Katie

Corinne (Jadike)Hebert

January 6, 2021

She was the best Godmother ever. I will miss her very much. Wish I could be there with you. Sending my prayers to you all. I know what it is like to loose a wonderful mom.

John Reina

January 6, 2021

Jeanne was one of the most lovely, wonderful people I have ever known. I loved her very much from the time I first met her when I was very young. I recall the time she and one of her friends from college stayed at our house for a day or two. A fun time. Rest in peace couz.

Stephanie Neufeglise

January 6, 2021

How do I put into words what you mean to me. I will carry with me the time spent, memories made and lessons learned by you. I can’t explain the joy you brought me by simply being you. You will be missed everyday. I love you so much and I know you and grandpa are smiling down on all of us.