Jean Marie Berkow

May 4, 1958August 2, 2018

Jean Berkow (née Senatore), beloved wife, daughter, sister and aunt, age 60, passed away in Philadelphia earlier this week. Jean was born on May 4th, 1958 in New Rochelle, New York to Andrew and Regina (Halpin) Senatore. She graduated from Medfield High School (Medfield, MA) in 1976, and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She later relocated to Philadelphia, where she met her late husband and love of her life, Jay Berkow. She made Philly her home, embracing all the city had to offer and adopting their sports teams.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her five siblings: Laura Ryan and her husband David, Andrew Senatore and his partner Toni, Joanne Peterson and her partner Kraig, Lisa Senatore and her partner Karen, David Senatore and his wife Madelene; and her eight nieces and nephews: Andrew and his wife Stacey, their children Sabrina and Sofia, Alicia, Paige, Yomara and her husband Harold, Matthew, Andrew, Solymar, and David.

Jean was a devoted wife, loving daughter, sister and aunt, and always the life of the party (especially the dance floor). She was a creative spirit who enjoyed writing and music. She loved spending time outdoors, at the beach house and being with her family.

A viewing will be held at Doane Beal and Ames Funeral Home in West Harwich, Massachusetts from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 9th. The funeral mass will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 10th at Holy Trinity Church of West Harwich, Massachusetts. Donations can be made to Father Martin’s (Ashley Treatment Center), Havre de Grace, MD. “Goodnight, Jean”


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Jean Marie Berkow

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Sheila Roxanne Dearness

August 9, 2018

At Medfield High, her smile, kindness, athleticism, warmth, humor and all inclusive friendship made me want to be just like her when I grew up. I’m grateful to have had such a strong, lovely and joyful role model. XO Jeannie 🦋

Mindy Bell

August 8, 2018

Jean my friend, these words I write are from my heart. That's where all good things start.
Oh how we laughed a lot... and that plumber thought you were hot.
The beach is where we met, working on our tans was a shore bet.
Enjoying the ocean waves was a blast, I wish those times could last.
Having fun was what we did well
I will miss you dearly, love mindy bell

Kathleen Norton

August 7, 2018

I am truly sadden to hear the passing of Jean. She always greeted me with a warm smile, happiness and laughter. I will remember passing summer weekends in Medfield at the pool with Jean and sharing meals at the table. Jean also escorted Lisa and I around NYC one weekend - one for the memory books for sure! I was so happy to be invited to Jean's wedding and share in her happiness. Godspeed, Jean - you will be missed xoxo