Jeanine McGough, a long-time resident of the Village of Waterford, died Thursday the 25th of April at the home of her niece, Laurie Hogan, surrounded by the children who loved her, that she helped raise.
Born in 1939 in Irvington, New Jersey, Jeanine attended St. Leo’s Grammar School and received a High School Diploma from Archbishop Walsh High School, Irvington, NJ. She and her twin sister Eileen became the heads of their household in 1964 at the age of 25, when their mother passed away. She continued to help raise their sister Kathleen to adulthood.
Jeanine worked in the insurance industry for INA, Travelers, Cigna,and Citigroup as an insurance underwriter. Always the vanguard, Jeanine was the
only, and in many cases the first woman working in this coveted position for these prestigious institutions.
No stranger to life, Jeanine loved good food and socializing, she enjoyed going to dance performances and plays with family and friends. Jeanine had a wonderful smile that could light up a room and a hearty laugh that rang out whenever she heard a joke. In later years she could be found working in her many gardens as they would yearly explode with life and color.
She is survived by her sisters Eileen Pedersen and Kathleen Lawthers, her niece, Laurie (Mickey) Hogan, her nephews James Pedersen, Michael & Patrick
Reddington, and six grandnieces and grandnephews, who brought immense happiness and pride to her later years. She was a huge part of Joseph, Liam, Sean,
Connor, McKayla and Lucy’s lives and will be sorely missed.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. A Mass of Christian will be 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at St. James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, New Jersey. An interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the deserving organization of your choice.
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