Jeanne DeGenova

October 10, 1938June 4, 2018

Jeanne DeGenova, age 79 of Toms River, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Jersey City to the late John Henry and Marie (Gugel) Holsten, Jeanne lived in North Bergen for many years before settling in Toms River.

She was an avid drum and bugle corps fan, and was a mom to many other children as a chaperone in the Meadowlarks and Royal Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps.

Predeceased by her brothers John and Robert Holsten, she is survived by her loving husband, James DeGenova, Sr.; daughters Lynda Machel and husband Norman, and Laura Beckmeyer and husband Brian; son James Jr. and wife Lynda; brother James Holsten; sisters Kathleen Kolendriski and Sharon Holsten; and grandchildren Brian Jr. and Amanda Beckmeyer, Jamie and Emily DeGenova, and Eric and Joanna Machel.

Visitation for Jeanne will be held on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094. A funeral service will be offered on Thursday, June 7th, 11AM at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Secaucus.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jeanne DeGenova

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Sheri Durant

June 7, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend. She was always kind with natural wit and I enjoyed her company on many occasions. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss, today I'm crying tears and hope you know each is a prayer for the memories to be made more beautiful, for the depth of loss to be comforted and for God to grant you His peace and know you will all be reunited some day in the heavens with our Lord Jesus Christ for Gods' people never say good bye for the last time. Deepest sympathies
Love, Sheri Durant & Jim Grant