October 2013
Jeannie Denaro
Let the memory of Jeannie be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jeannie Denaro. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by lisa cortina on 22nd November 2016

"Hi jeannie---its like time stood still......I feel as sad as I did when you left us.......wish it could be different.  I think of you every day..........love you and missing you forever!
Lisa Cortina"

This tribute was added by Laura Kestemberg on 20th November 2016

"Miss you. That's all."

This tribute was added by Bob Furno on 18th November 2016

"Three years have gone by and I still think, when we have nice weekends, this is a day Jeannie and I would have gone to brunch or dinner or a movie or all three.  Perhaps a Rangers game or concert.  I miss this so much.  Or just calling each during work to complain about things - bonding over idiocy, as you would have said.  Say Hi to Roseanne for me.  Miss you...Bob

PS:  The Rangers are really good this year!"

This tribute was added by Marsha Handel on 11th November 2016

"Think of you so often Jeannie.  Look at the beautiful glass paperweight you brought me from Italy every day at my desk.  So grateful to have been supportive neighbors to each other for so many years and to have enjoyed good conversation and the knowledge that someone who cared was one flight away.
RIP dear friend"

This tribute was added by Olivia Lou on 11th November 2016

"Thinking of you Jeannie and always miss you!!!
Grace, I was thinking the same thing watching the news on Wednesday... What would Jeannie say?!"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 10th November 2016

"Hey J. Miss you, love you.
By the way, I can just imagine what you are saying about our newly elected president."

This tribute was added by Christine Glass on 10th November 2016

"Miss you everyday my friend..."

This tribute was added by Lisa Cortina on 11th November 2015

"....reading all the tributes left yesterday, I'm having many if not the same sentiments....not a day goes by I don't think of you and miss you so much..I still feel you went off on one of your grand trips and I'm waiting for you to come back and tell us about it.....there's a permanent hole in my heart but I know you're in a good place with your mom!  Love you always, Jeannie!"

This tribute was added by Olivia Lou on 10th November 2015

"Dear Jeannie.. When I think of you, I'm sad you're not here but you still make me smile every time.  Love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Christine Glass on 10th November 2015

"Not a day goes by when I don't think of you which gives me comfort and makes me sad.  I so often "see" you in a crowd but then it isn't you.  Is it a "trick" on my mind or just another reminder how you are always with me.  I miss you as much today as I did 2 years ago. Love you my friend...

Love
Christine"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 10th November 2015

"Love you"

This tribute was added by Jessica Dunne on 10th November 2015

"Jeannie -- hard to believe it's been two years.  Miss you every day.  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by andrew denaro on 9th November 2015

"Jeannie, I am still sad that you are not with us. I wish you got to meet Tommy and Henry. I wish Joey had more time with you. Love you sis"

This tribute was added by Debra Santise on 9th November 2015

"Hey Jeannie

Miss you so much and think of you all the time. Bob and I still laugh at some of the fun memories we have shared with you and all the times you made us laugh. That is a gift you have given us forever.
Always with love, Debbie"

This tribute was added by Robin Lenz on 9th November 2015

"Just today I was in a store and saw a sweater in that perfect shade of red, and thought, "Jean would love that."
Impossible that it's been two years. Miss you."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 9th November 2015

"Hi J!  Today is 2 years that you left us. I think about you every day. I know you are enjoying watching Luca and laughing at the truly funny things he does and says.  We miss you in 'your' bedroom here in warm, sunny FLA. Love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Laura Kestemberg on 11th November 2014

"It feels like you've gone off on one of your big trips or adventures, and that you're going to come back and tell me all about it. It hasn't seemed real that you are gone and not coming back.
Miss you."

This tribute was added by Jessica Dunne on 10th November 2014

"Jeannie -- Hard to believe you've been gone for a year.  I miss you every day."

This tribute was added by andrew denaro on 9th November 2014

"Miss you sis, hope you liked the pancakes"

This tribute was added by Ruth Koester on 9th November 2014

"I just miss you Jeannie, wish you were here, wish I'd had a clue that our time together was so short, even if it was so very sweet. You were the best and the world is a better place because you were here."

This tribute was added by Debra Santise on 9th November 2014

"Forever remembered, forever missed. To the world you are just one person, but to one person you are the whole world.
I try always to remember, don't cry because life is over, smile because it happened.
Miss you all the time.

Debra"

This tribute was added by Robin Lenz on 9th November 2014

"Impossible to believe it's been a year since I last saw you. Miss you every day."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 8th November 2014

"For you always"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 8th November 2014

"I have been reliving the past 10 days thinking about everything that was taking place last year at this time. For me pretty much right now at this hour, on this Saturday, would have marked your passing. Not a day has passed that I haven't thought of you nor missed you. Who would have known a year ago today how much my life would have changed. I'm happy to be able to always feel you with me. The world is not the same without you. You are so missed by all whose life you have touched. Love you & miss you J."

This tribute was added by Lorraine Denaro on 6th November 2014

"We were talking about your mom, and you told me you hold a torch for her and "as a matter of fact, I'm one of the BEST damn torch holders you've ever seen".  Jeannie, we can light up the night with the glow from the torches held aloft for you.
I will light a candle for you this weekend and weather permitting, perhaps a torch. xxxooo"

This tribute was added by Lisa Cortina on 6th November 2014

"Wow....it's almost a year and we're missing you as much as when you first left us.....thought about you a lot on Sunday with the NYC Marathon going on and thinking how much you enjoyed this time of year!  Life's not the same without you, Jeannie....wishing you could still be here with us but hoping all is better where you are!!!  THinking of Grace and the family too at this time!

With much love always, Lisa and Family
xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Marsha Handel on 6th November 2014

"Dear Jeannie:
Think of you so often - feel your energy as strong as ever.  You are amazing!
Blessings to all."

This tribute was added by Olivia Lou on 6th November 2014

"Hi Jeannie, I think of you often.  Already a year has passed since our last visit. I was barely keeping up with you as you charged down corridors (in the name of exercise), and as usual you made me smile, when I was supposed to be cheering you up.  Where did all that energy come from.  I miss you often.
Thinking of your family, hello to Grace, Luca, your dad and all the Denaros.

Love,
Olivia"

This tribute was added by gena rankin on 10th August 2014

"Hi Jeannie, Just remembering you now in particular because we would both be turning 50 together.  I meant to write here in April (since I turned 50 the month before you! And thought of you!).  I always think of you as so young and vibrant, with amazing energy that could never be beaten.  I always looked up to you, knowing we were the same age, yet you seemed so much younger than me in so many ways.  Miss you girl!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Cortina on 2nd June 2014

"Hey Jeannie....every game that the Rangers play we look for you in the stars cuz we know you're up there screaming and being the greatest fan....we love and miss you a lot!
Lisa and Declan!! xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Bob Furno on 30th May 2014

"I know you are watching over the Rangers -- keep watching!  Angela, I am wearing Jeanie's tee--shirt, the one that reads:  Believe in Blue!"

This tribute was added by Angela Dwyer on 30th May 2014

"The Rangers are going to the finals!!! I keep thinking you have something to do with this. I miss you so much and will wear my Adam Graves shirt in your honor!!"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 3rd May 2014

"I'm so glad that Jeannie's friends come back by this site every so often to write. For those who are interested a tree at the Cornell Arboretum will bear a plaque with Jeannie's name. We are going to Cornell the weekend of July 19-20 to put the tag on the tree. Anyone is welcome to come join us."

This tribute was added by andrew denaro on 30th April 2014

"Good news. The Rangers won game 7. I know it made you happy. Only 3 more rounds to go. We could use a good fan looking out for us. Miss you"

This tribute was added by Lisa Cortina on 21st April 2014

"Hey Jeannie---Happy 50th Birthday a day late and Happy Easter to you and Roseanne.....this is a very special day for you and one you would have been very keen to celebrate in a big way...you are missed more than you'll ever know!!  Thinking of you and your family on this day, Grace!!  We love you and miss you forever, Jeannie!  Your friend always, Lisa C."

This tribute was added by Dianne Waldman on 21st April 2014

"Jeannie - I can't sing Happy Birthday to you on your voicemail so instead I will sing to the heavens so your spirit can hear  :-)"

This tribute was added by Jessica Dunne on 20th April 2014

"Happy birthday, Jeannie.  I thought of you this Easter morning and how I dragged you around shopping for an Easter outfit for Logan four years ago.  Thank you for always being patient, honest and most of all, a true friend. I miss you. Life isn't the same without you.  On today, your birthday, I will raise a toast to you and eat a Snickers from Logan's Easter basket in your memory.  xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Sharon Longaker Vibert on 20th April 2014

"Happy birthday Jeannie Jean. I am visiting Berlin with my men and thinking of how you would have turned 50 today. I miss you and send you lots of love."

This tribute was added by Laura Kestemberg on 20th April 2014

"Dear Jeannie,
Happy 50th wherever you are. Missing you so much! Missing sending you cards and getting cards from you. You never forgot a birthday or holiday. Your thoughtfulness made all if us feel special. Remembering the many times you came in the spring to visit us and happily offered to help me plant flowers. It doesn't seem real you are not here with us, I know so many family and friends are thinking of you today. My thoughts are with you Grace and the whole Denaro family today."

This tribute was added by Bob Furno on 20th April 2014

"Perhaps it is fitting that your 50th birthday falls on Easter Sunday.  As we sit down to dinner with family and friends in our homes or restaurants, the most elegant table of all will be set for you and Roseanne in Heaven.

Happy Birthday, Jeannie!"

This tribute was added by Debra Santise on 20th April 2014

"Happy Birthday dear Jeannie.  Missing you and wish you were here to celebrate the "BIG 50" with all of us on this joyful holiday. A heartfelt toast to you today...SALUTE!!
Love and Peace."

This tribute was added by Susan Weiss on 20th April 2014

"Over 30 years have passed since I met Jeannie, and I can't begin to count the number of times Jeannie reminded me to send a card to celebrate someone else's birthday or special event, or  called me to make sure I had remembered to call my mother to wish her a happy passover.  I am spending the day honoring her and thankful for how much she enriched my life and the lives of her family and friends.  Happy 50th birthday Jeannie,  I love you my friend."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 20th April 2014

"Today, April 20, 2014 would mark your 50th birthday. I remember us talking about what you wanted to do and where you wanted to celebrate. It's not right that you aren't here to do the things you wanted. It doesn't make sense. Too young to be taken away from us. As I spend today with Carlo and his family to have a big Easter dinner, which you would have loved to eat, we will celebrate you and raise a toast on your behalf. Happy 50th Birthday my beloved sister and friend, Jeannie."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 15th April 2014

"Here's Luca's latest J: in science Luca is learning if how you put a liquid in the freezer it becomes a solid, or as Luca says "it becomes a salad""

This tribute was added by Ruth Koester on 17th March 2014

"Yesterday I ran my first half marathon and I though of Jeannie often during that long run.  I would have loved to share the experience with her, she was such a great inspiration in the running arena. That's ironic given that we took a PE class together at Cornell many years ago and at the time. she was one of the most fitness adverse people I knew!  She nicknamed our instructor 'Tony the torturer'. Obviously that changed and she became a fitness fanatic. Jeannie, I think Tony would be proud of us both!"

This tribute was added by Debra Santise on 9th March 2014

"Hey Jeannie.  We will all be looking for you later at the game knowing you will be there and we will be feeling you right beside us. See you later.
GO RANGERS!!"

This tribute was added by Jenna Koester on 26th February 2014

"Though it is not unusual that I think about you, tonight I am sadder than I have been in a long time.  I still cannot believe the world goes on without your laugh. How can so many things remind me of you when I only saw you once a year? Tonight, I recall how you saved old rags to donate for sofa cushion fill. Miss you terribly."

This tribute was added by Bob Furno on 3rd February 2014

"Dear Jeannie,

Yesterday was such a beautiful day and for sure we would have been wandering around Manhattan or Brooklyn doing brunch.  A beautiful day; a sad day.  I miss you!

Bob"

This tribute was added by Christine Glass on 30th January 2014

"Missing you today... Have a funny story which I'm supposed to share with you.. Least that's how it worked for the past 32 years. ...

Leaves me feeling sad."

This tribute was added by john lee on 30th January 2014

"Dear jeannie, today was a sad day for me, not because I turned 50, but because I received no reminder email or card in the mail from you with well wishes and your fervent optimism and positive energy. I think every year from now on  will bring me this same sorrow."

This tribute was added by Lisa Cortina on 8th January 2014

"Hey Jeannie---It was my birthday yesterday and I really missed you.....you were always the one who not only remembered my birthday but always made it so memorable.......there is no one out there like you.....it was just not the same!   I love you and miss you!!
Forever Missed, Lisa Cortina"

This tribute was added by susan berkley on 26th December 2013

"When I met Jean, she was a client, but it took only weeks for us to also become friends.  We weren't in touch often - tried to see each other once a year or so - we were always in touch on birthdays and holidays and I loved those exchanges.  I am still shocked at the news that she is no longer with us. I will miss her smile, her infectious laugh, her consideration, her sense of humor, and the blue hair! Susan"

This tribute was added by andrew denaro on 25th December 2013

"Merry Christmas Jeannie. We spent a lot of these together. today seems a little empty without you. Thanks for the gift"

This tribute was added by Marsha Handel on 11th December 2013

"Jeannie - still think of you everyday - tiptoeing around the house so I don't disturb you below, taking a vacation without letting you know (first time) - thinking about your incredible energy and life force - I know it's somewhere but it doesn't seem possible it's not on this plane anymore.

Somehow writing to you helps - I know you're receiving the love everyone is sharing here.
Marsha"

This tribute was added by Lisa Cortina on 9th December 2013

"Hey Jeannie---I know you're out there somewhere....but wish it could be different....missing you a lot...in such a short time......merry christmas crazy lady!!!  Love you always in my heart forever!!!  Lisa"

This tribute was added by Debra Santise on 7th December 2013

"Merry Christmas Jeannie!!  You were my first Chirstmas card every single year and this year certainly feels as though something very special is missing. Wherever you are in the world beyond, just know that you are loved and missed every day. Christmas with your mom, together in love and peace once again."

This tribute was added by Cyrus Park on 3rd December 2013

"I worked briefly with Jeannie. Tenacious, out-of-the-box, energetic, honest...are just a few words that come to mind. She could always see right through any of the weak arguments I had and always demanded peak performance..."

This tribute was added by Maria Gonzalez on 20th November 2013

"Jeannie,
Thank you for truly making me part of the "team" while at Sergievsky  Center.  When I think of you  staple lunch of  yogurt & pretzels with an occasional banana it brings a smile to my face.!!!  You will never be forgotten!!!."

This tribute was added by Sharon Longaker Vibert on 19th November 2013

"My Jeannie Jean. I still can't believe you are gone. Being so far away makes it harder to grasp. I took you with me today as I walked through the fog and forests along the Rhine. I always loved our walking side by side no matter where we were. All those simple moments, so special. I love you dearly. You will always have a special place in my heart. Goodbye, my friend."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 18th November 2013

"Fot those wishing to donate to Cornell's arboretum you may send a check to:
Cornell Plantations
1 Plantation Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
in the note section please write "Denaro"
Thanks!"

This tribute was added by Pippi Perrone on 17th November 2013

"Ciao dolce Jeannie ,rimarrai sempre fra i nostri ricordi più cari.
Pin.a e Rosa Perrone ,Maria Maiorana"

This tribute was added by Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo on 17th November 2013

"I am very sorry to hear of Jeannie's too-young death. She was a friend of my brother Danny's at Cornell. May her soul be at peace, and may her memory be a blessing.

Sincerely, Rahadyan (Tim) Sastrowardoyo"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 17th November 2013

"Thank you all who attended the gathering. It meant so much to me and my family.  My sister was truly loved by you all and I know she felt the same towards you. Even though some of you I never met, she spoke fondly of you and told many stories. Remember "life is for the living. Take my memory with you and continue to live.""

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 17th November 2013

"Info on Saigon Children's Charity - donate online:
www.firstgiving.com/Npo/39577/Donation

or can send check"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 17th November 2013

"Info on Saigon Children's Charity - can send wire transfer to:
HSBC Bank USA N.A. , 45 E. 8th Street , NY, NY 10128
A/c Name: Saigon Children's Charity
A/c # 645-70675-2
Swift Code: MRMDUS33
Note: Denaro Fund"

This tribute was added by Marsha Handel on 17th November 2013

"It was a heartfelt honor to meet many of Jeannie's closest friends yesterday - all your warmth, sadness, humor (like Jeannie) and dedication as friends will always be part of how I remember her. I think you were all very blessed by the love you shared.
Marsha"

This tribute was added by Giuseppe Minneci on 17th November 2013

"Cara Jannie,ricordiamo con affetto i giorni trascorsi insieme a noi  a Palermo.Ti ricorderemo per la tua simpatia e il tuo sorriso rimarrà per sempre nei ns cuori. Salvatore e Santina Maiorana"

This tribute was added by Tammy Seltzer on 16th November 2013

"Still grows the vivacious lilac a generation after the door and lintel and the sill are gone, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring, to be plucked by the musing traveller; planted and tended once by children's hands... now standing by wall-sides in retired pastures, and giving place to new-rising forests; the last of that stirp, sole survivor of that family." Henry David Thoreau"

This tribute was added by Tammy Seltzer on 16th November 2013

"Jeannie had so many friends in the DC area that she kept a schedule of rotating visits to make sure we all had an equal chance to bask in the light that was Jeannie. If she was headed to DC and it wasn't your turn,  Jeannie would graciously not tell you she was coming to town so she wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings. When Jeannie was with you, she was totally, completely present."

This tribute was added by Debra Santise on 16th November 2013

"Jeannie my friend, my hero. How I admired you so very much. You are the definition of a truly strong, smart, independent woman who lived her life to the fullest every single moment. Never afraid to try something new & exciting. Someone who made a positive difference in this world. I will miss you dearly. Thanks for taking my shoes to Italy & thanks for the Mallowmars! Sleep Peacefully."

This tribute was added by Laurie Stricks on 16th November 2013

"It is shocking to believe that someone so adventurous and vital is no longer with us. Jeannie, since those days about 26 years ago when we worked together on the WHICAP/PD Studies, you were a generous and dedicated friend, going the extra mile to stay in touch about details and events large and small. A world traveler and master storyteller, your strength, sense of humor, wit and easy laugh are ju"

This tribute was added by Neil Churchill on 16th November 2013

"'Perhaps to love is to learn to walk through this world. To learn to be silent like the oak and the linden of the fable. To learn to see. Your glance scatters seeds. It planted a tree. I talk because you shake its leaves' OP"

This tribute was added by Maria Gonzalez on 16th November 2013

"Jean,
I feel very privilege  to had worked under your leadership  at Sergievsky Center, C.U."

This tribute was added by Neil Churchill on 16th November 2013

"My significant friend. Still in shock. You set me on a path and nurtured in me the spirit to keep going. I remember oreos for Xmas decorations, getting lost on misty Yorkshire roads, route matches along Manhattan to find blackcurrant beer and your curiosity, generosity, humour, stubbornness, arguments & quiet passions. Often hear you in my head. Never thought you wouldn't be there"

This tribute was added by john lee on 15th November 2013

"It's difficult--no, impossible--to replace a friend of 30 years, someone who remembers not only your birthday, but your spouse's, your kids, and even your mother's! Few of us have the time or energy to maintain friendships so long, but Jeannie did, and certainly kept so many of us in touch with the past, but  also kept us so positive about the future. Our lives are richer because of her"

This tribute was added by Blake Washburn on 15th November 2013

"Aunt Jeannie,
I will always remember my first trip to New York. We walked forever but somehow you managed to show us everything in 2 days. We laughed and had a blast for 2 days straight.
Love Blake"

This tribute was added by john lee on 15th November 2013

"As a foreigner at Cornell, then NYC from the american Deep South, with no relatives close by, Jeannie invited me on several occasions to join her warm (albeit loud) family for Thanksgiving or Easter feasts at their home. These were always memorable and joyous times of beautiful italian food and wine, and of course-- tiramisu! Thank you Jeannie for making me feel like part of your family..."

This tribute was added by Laura Kestemberg on 15th November 2013

"We enjoyed such a long friendship, was it really almost 24 years since working together at the Neurological Institute? So many laughs together, so many interesting conversations over the years. My family and I will miss you terribly. It seems like the world is a little duller and less interesting without your presence. You were a true adventurer!"

This tribute was added by Anneris Nieves on 15th November 2013

"Jean, Thank you for being a friend. I will miss you dearly!"

This tribute was added by Marsha Handel on 15th November 2013

"Jeannie & I were neighbors & that's a special relationship in NYC.  We looked out for each other and always knew there was a friend one floor away to help out and care.  I loved Jeannie's can-do spirit, wisdom, great sense of humor and ethical presence in the world.  I feel blessed by knowing her.
Marsha"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 15th November 2013

"Please stay tuned in the days to follow about donations that can be made to Cornell University's Arboretum in Jeannie's name.  Cornell was a very special place for my sister and a plaque will bear her name by "an interesting tree that changes colors in autumn" at the arboretum.  I will fulfill your wishes as you asked big sister."

This tribute was added by Susan Weiss on 15th November 2013

"Jeannie took such joy in bringing people together, whether it was by marathon late night conversations over drinks, reading Glamour out loud in her dorm room, still sending birthday cards by mail, or literally captivating rooms of people with her legendary story-telling.  Jeannie was our voice and our connection.  She will be profoundly missed."

This tribute was added by Susan Weiss on 15th November 2013

"In the 30 plus years that I have known Jeannie, she was constantly evolving and redefining herself.  She was a relentless explorer, always seeking to experience the new and the different--even when it meant confronting her fears.  Yet deep down, Jeannie never really changed. Jeannie was all about connecting with other people."

This tribute was added by David Legg on 15th November 2013

"I was very shocked when I heard the news. It is very sad when someone so full of life is no longer with us. I have known Jeannie for over 20 years but being in the UK I only saw her occasionally. She was always a very kind and generous person who was always upbeat even on challenge walks battling against the British elements. My thoughts go out to Grace & family and all her many friends."

This tribute was added by David Bertke on 15th November 2013

"Jeannie was a loving and thoughtful person who made an indelible impression on everyone who met her. Our bluegrass band could always count on her not only to come hear us play, but to add smiles and conversation to the social fabric."

This tribute was added by Lisa Cortina on 15th November 2013

"Dearest Jeannie, THank you for being the wonderful friend that you were.....knowing 15 years was not enough...you were a great friend to my kids and husband....and we will miss that beautiful smile and unbelieveable sense of humor...thank you for always seeing the bright side and for sharing so many fun times with us....I miss you so much already....God will keep you safe with your mom!!!!"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"You have taken care of me since I was a baby and never stopped. You thought of me, Carlo & luca without selfishness. Thank you Jeannie. Thank you for being the wonderful person you are. You are the best sister anyone could ever ask for. I'm honored that you are my sister and best friend. Now that you and mom are together you are both my guiding lights. Love your toes."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"I will miss smiling and seeing your smile every time you approached.  I'll miss the excitement in Luca's eyes when he sees you coming ready  to jump on aunt Jeannie. "oh, Jesus". Who am I going to ask for advice from or get their opinion from? Who's going to re-write my letters? It's ok. I can hear your answers from within."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"Thank you all for sharing your lovely comments and feelings you have towards my sister. It makes me feel good knowing she was in such good hands and amongst wonderful friends when I was far away from her. I now know why I came back to NY. It was to be able to spend these past few months with her. I treasure this short time we had together again aft living far from one another for 12 years."

This tribute was added by Olivia Lou on 14th November 2013

"Dearest Jeannie! You are so vibrant, irrepressible.. you cannot be dimmed. You will always shine brightly in my heart. I’m grateful for the times we spent together. I could always count on that uncanny perceptiveness of yours. And everything seemed lighter in your presence, because somehow we always ended up laughing.  I still owe you pancakes! With much love and affection, Olivia"

This tribute was added by Nancy Muirhead on 14th November 2013

"We will always remember Jean with such happy and positive memories. The dinners, the canal boat holiday, drinks at the Pine Tree Lodge, our quiz team and many, many more. You were there with us for the highs and lows of Pfizer (and beyond) and helped us laugh at the absurdities of corporate life. We will never forget your infectious laugh, bright smile and generous spirit."

This tribute was added by Bob Furno on 14th November 2013

"In the fall of 1994, Jeannie came to my office and said, just because we don't work together at TC anymore doesn't mean we can't get together.  So, once or twice a month (and sometimes more), we got together for dinner, lunch or brunch and did this for 18 years!  I cannot replace this.  She was the best friend anyone could be lucky enough to have!  My Saturdays will be very lonely...."

This tribute was added by Christine Glass on 14th November 2013

"A life time of memories cannot be summed up in 392 characters/6 lines...Jeannie you know Im nothing if not verbose!!  I know you are also annoyed that Im even trying !!!! And that makes me smile..."

This tribute was added by Christine Glass on 14th November 2013

"Jeannie -- I've known you longer than I haven't known you.  I had to use a calculator to do the math to determine we have been friends for 34 years. Somehow I still forget... Is it peppers or onions you are allergic too....our hysterical ritualistic phone call before every visit."

This tribute was added by Vincent Santana on 14th November 2013

"Jean will be missed the Denaro women are a force. Heaven is better place today with Jean there.

I thank Jean for the opportunity she presented me when at Columbia.  It has me where I am today.  Rosanna will always be missed and her Tiramisu.  Grace you are in the Santana's thoughts and we grieve with you and the Denaro men."

This tribute was added by Riad El-Dada on 14th November 2013

"Jeannie, I remember meeting you 30 years ago.  From then till now,  I could always count on you for a strong opinion, a quick quip, and a timely birthday card!   It was always fun to catch up as our lives crossed in Ithaca, Long Island, Washington DC, and New York.  You and your family are in my thoughts.  I'll miss you. Riad."

This tribute was added by Richard Reger on 14th November 2013

"Such sad news. Some 26 years ago, I was a visitor from England and Jeannie showed us the sights of New York. I will never forget her striding out, block after block, full of energy - full of fun. Whenever I think of New York, I think of Jeannie. My thoughts are with her friends and family."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"The address is:
Saigon Children's Charity USA
c/o Let's Get Ready
50 Broadway 25th Floor
New York, NY 10004
In the note please write "Denaro Fund"
......Thank you for your support......"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"If interested, a fund has been created in Jeannie's name. It's called the 'Denaro Fund'. Money donated will be used to sponsor a child ($150) or be given to provide vocational training or handle urgent needs. Any amount is acceptable. You can send a check."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"For those interested in making donations, Jeannie was a sponsor of the Saigon Children's Charity.  She sponsored a little girl so that she could be educated in Vietnam.  The sponsorship also provided materials for her to study with and food for her family. That little girl has now graduated and will be attending a higher education facility."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"There will be a gathering for Jeannie at Vanella's Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2-4pm and then again from 7-9pm.
Vanella's is located at 2860 Long Beach Road in Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone # 516-766-4424"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 14th November 2013

"Jeannie: "That's too much information.""

This tribute was added by Muni Sigona on 14th November 2013

"Mia cara Jeannie, quanti bei ricordi, quanti momenti di felicità trascorsi insieme. Avrei voluto trascorrere più tempo insieme a te! Carissima cugina, lontana, ora più che mai....rimarrai sempre nel mio cuore...adesso anche tu ci guarderai da lassù!!! Ti voglio bene Muni"

This tribute was added by Mickey and Irene Weiss on 14th November 2013

"Jeannie came to our Thanksgiving in Mystic, many years ago with our daughter, Lara. They had met in NYC at graduate school. What a dear. She brought a huge batch of Lindt balls (a Denaro tradition, she said) that took us months to finish. She had us in stitches for days. She had a wonderful ability to connect and was immediately family. We will remember her always."

This tribute was added by Genise Reid on 14th November 2013

"Jeannie, World Traveler and True New Yorker. God blessed you with brilliance and humor and candor and compassion. I am so proud to have worn Cornell Red and Columbia Blue with you, and so happy for the times we were able to meet up for dinners in the decades after our graduation. Leon and I mourn that you are gone so suddenly! "Teach us O Lord to number our days..." Amen. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Larry Loo on 14th November 2013

"Jeannie, we're all better for knowing you. We could always count on your optimism, wicked sense of humor, quick wit and your infectious smile to help us see the positive side of things. We've lost you way too soon. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family."

This tribute was added by Yi Pi on 13th November 2013

"It’ very hard to imagine that she is not with us right now. On behalf of ISCHEMIA trial Chinese group, here I present my sincere condolence."

This tribute was added by Yi Pi on 13th November 2013

"This is so shocking news and I am so sorry to hear that! I didn’t meet Jeannie in person, but I saw her training video many times, which makes me feel I know her very well. She looks so young, energetic, enthusiastic, and is smiling so charmingly in the video, likewise embedded in my memory."

This tribute was added by Yuriko Wells on 13th November 2013

"I still remember her face when I cut her hair at first time.
It was 7 years ago. I made her happy.
Also she was always cheerful and made me happy.
She was my favourite customer."

This tribute was added by Adrianne Wong on 13th November 2013

"Miss Jeannie - I will miss your rambunctious full-body storytelling, that LOOK that communicates oh so much, your understanding of the Essential Importance of the Public Library and the Exact Right Word, your kindness, your many enthusiasms, your sense of adventure, and the many meals that we will now not be able to share.  xo Adrianne"

This tribute was added by Meredith Cooney on 13th November 2013

"We met Jeannie in Sydney in 2013. She bowled us over with her passion and enthusiasm for life. Not wasting a minute of it!  After the meeting she was off seeing as much of Australia  with her supply of Tim Tam biscuits. We are grateful   to have meet, worked and gained from her wealth of knowledge. Our thoughts are with you all. Sincerely Joseph, Phil, Rosemary Meredith Caroline (SAHMRI)"

This tribute was added by Claudia Calhoon on 13th November 2013

"I will miss Jeannie so much in our office at NYU. She struck up a conversation w/ me when I was on crutches in 2012. From then on we traded stories about sports injuries (hers), wedding planning (mine), and so much else. She had such irrepressible enthusiasm and human warmth that it was impossible not to be in a good mood after chatting with her.  My thoughts are w her family & friends."

This tribute was added by Aldo Maggioni on 13th November 2013

"Cara Jeannie, e' stato un vero privilegio lavorare con te, averti di fronte sorridente quando all'alba di giorni faticosi come quelli che si passano all'AHA o dell'ACC e sentirsi salutato in italiano. La giornata cominciava davvero bene e con serenità. Che la terra ti sia lieve
Aldo"

This tribute was added by Kevin Vogel on 13th November 2013

"I posted what I believe is the last picture I took of Jeannie.  It was a dark time of my life and Jeannie selflessly paid me a visit.  While I am forever grateful for the wisdom she shared, I will most fondly remember the image of a chic New Yorker donning a pair of  x-c skis for the first time, screaming and laughing simultaneously, living as she knew how, to the fullest.  Lesson learned!"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 13th November 2013

"and Luca says "Oh Jesus!""

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 13th November 2013

"Jeannie, love your toes!"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 13th November 2013

"There will be a gathering for Jeannie at Vanella's Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2-4pm and then again from 7-9pm.
Vanella's is located at 2860 Long Beach Road in Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone # 516-766-4424"

This tribute was added by Loose Sea on 13th November 2013

"Jeannie, thank you for being so supportive, I wish you could have seen my last show so I could have heard your laugh again. The moment I met you we instantly clicked and I was so thankful that you were part of the family. You will never be forgotten. I love you Jeannie, forever and always.
Tua Cugina, Lucy"

This tribute was added by Helen Nickerson on 13th November 2013

"Oh Jeannie - this is unbelievable. you are a force of nature and you will be so missed. Your no nonsense nature, sense of humor and the care and compassion you showed for others are a rare thing. You were also an extraordinarily proud and committed aunt. Our daughter Iris wore the beautiful outfit you gave her yesterday and we are all thinking of you and your family."

This tribute was added by Shirley Colombo on 12th November 2013

"Jeannie, I have memories of you as a child and saw you grow into an independent woman. We shared many good times together with Roanna, Nele, Louis, Grace and Andrew, holidays and good times in Avalon. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers, Love, Cousin Shirlee  Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Ruth Koester on 12th November 2013

"I first met Jeannie as my neighbor on my freshman dorm hall.  The fact that she was not a freshman irked her, but she made the best of it and I made a wonderful lifelong friend.  Every outing with Jeannie became an adventure and every adventure became a funny story, it was a gift.  She  treated my kids like they were family and I will miss her more than words can express."

This tribute was added by Megan Saynisch on 12th November 2013

"Jeannie, I will miss our conversations - about my Luca and your Luca, food, Italy, traveling, that great bottle of wine in Paris, work, family and everything else. You touched so many people and you will be so sorely missed. I wish we got together for one last lunch. Ciao Jeannie, with much love. Megan"

This tribute was added by Jenna Koester on 12th November 2013

"Jeannie was my mother's college roommate and became something of an Aunt to me as early as I can remember. Jeannie's ability to tell a story was unrivaled, she could make me laugh like no one else! She was inspiring, and a reason I ran two marathons. I was lucky to see her twice this year in NYC and I will treasure our moments together for the rest of my life. Jeannie-I love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Carol Petzold on 12th November 2013

"Although I only knew Jennie through her friendship with our daughter Ruth, I considered her a great friend and remember fondly the Thanksgiving she spent at our house with Ruth and her family.  She kept us smiling.  I'll never eat Lindt candy without thinking of the delicious ones she brought us that weekend."

This tribute was added by Dianne Waldman on 12th November 2013

"Jeannie - I will be forever grateful you found me online after too many years of having lost touch. You were my best friend in Junior High, giving me unconditional love and a second home.  As much as I loved and thought the world of you, I could not have imagined the magnificence of the woman you would become. The world has lost one of it's most shining souls and you'll be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Lisa Hatch on 12th November 2013

"Jeannie, I am so lucky I had a chance to know you.  You quickly went from co-worker to friend. You could always make me laugh and I loved your wry observations and outlook on life. You were one of the most generous and nicest souls I've ever met. It was my privilege to share some brief time on this earth with you."

This tribute was added by lisa jabick on 12th November 2013

"Jeannie, Thank you for being part of such amazing memories like my wedding and Grace's wedding.  And 30 years of stories that Grace and I can share.  Goodbye from Jeff who has a special place in his heart for you.  Love from all the Friedman's and Jabick's.  Say hi to Mrs. Denaro for me."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 12th November 2013

"A gathering will be held this Fri. & Sat. 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Vanella's Funeral Home in Oceanside. Refreshments will be available at my house (367 Weidner Ave) from 4-7pm. It will be helpful to get an approximate # of attendees so, if possible please send email to allimatt@optonline.net (Christine Glass)."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 12th November 2013

"On Saturday at the gathering at Vanella's Funeral Home, a podium will be available for anyone who wishes to say a few words."

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Berger on 12th November 2013

"Jeanie had a way of making those around her smile... she brought out everyone's best. She leaves me with great memories - always smiling when I think about her. I knew Jennie for several years and those years were better because of my interactions with her."

This tribute was added by cetti maiorana on 12th November 2013

"Jeannie, rimarrà il ricordo dei bei momenti trascorsi con noi, momenti felici, ti aspettavamo per il tuo 50° compleanno come ci avevi promesso,ma e andata così..Rimarrai sempre nei nostri cuori .Ciao Jeannie .da Salvo, Cetti, Riccardo e Daniele."

This tribute was added by Judith Hochman on 12th November 2013

"I will sorely miss Jeannie, as will the 100’s worldwide whose lives she touched. She was awesome; caring, full of energy,a sharp sense of humor. She was an outstanding program director; a can-do upbeat approach.  She led us in the fun, both at social outings and at work! She left an enduring legacy- her personal imprint on those who worked with her, and on this clinical trial."

This tribute was added by Judy Hunt on 11th November 2013

"I talked to a perfect stranger on a train from Penn Station to Wall Street.  She had helped me get my suitcase on the train just as the door was closing.  She mentioned that she had a follow up interview at a really great foundation.  A few hours later I met Jeannie again in the JDRF office and she had a big smile on her face.  I am betting that she has an even bigger smile now."

This tribute was added by Harmony Reynolds on 11th November 2013

"Jeannie had a wonderful kinetic energy that made working with her so much fun. It is impossible for me to think of Jeannie without seeing her smile and hearing her laughter. We will all miss her very much at NYU."

This tribute was added by Anna Naumov on 11th November 2013

"We only met a few months ago and it feel like I have known her for years and will miss her terribly - she had sunshine in her...
Anna"

This tribute was added by Laura Briggs on 11th November 2013

"From Libe Slope '82 to Lugano '86 to Sheep's Meadow '12, topped off with great Italian food and wine with old friends '13..."

This tribute was added by megan foley on 11th November 2013

"Jeannie, there are no words to truly express how terribly you will be missed-  you were always there, ready with a smile, a joke, a story, and always that wonderful infectious smile--  God and his Angels have truly gained a beautiful and wondeful woman-  you will be so missed!   We love you and miss you!!     Love, Megan, Eileen, and Brendan"

This tribute was added by Angela Dwyer on 11th November 2013

"Jean was one of the most generous people in the world. Always there for others. I will miss her dearly."

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 11th November 2013

"From Luca to Aunt Jeannie:  I love Aunt Jeannie so much. I'm going to miss her."

This tribute was added by Carmen Betances on 11th November 2013

"Goodbye dear friend, will miss your smile."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Sikes on 11th November 2013

"Thank you all for uploading these pictures of Jeannie.  She was a strong, beautiful, intelligent, adventurous Renaissance woman whom we could always count on to tell it like it is.  It is especially hard to lose her this time of year....no matter how busy she was, her Christmas card was the first one that I would receive.  The world needs more strong women like Jean.  Miss you, my friend."

This tribute was added by Emily Klein on 11th November 2013

"Jeannie's humor and perspective helped diffuse even the most absurd work situations. I will miss her blunt, astute observations delivered over vegan dinners."

This tribute was added by Giuseppe Minneci on 11th November 2013

"Ciao Jeannie,porteremo in ricordo il tuo sorriso timido e il tuo essere una persona forte e determinata,la tua morte così improvvisa ha lasciato tanta tristezza,ciao Jeannie che tu possa riposare in pace.Da
Pino,Rosa,Eleonora e la piccola Giuliana una dolce carezza."

This tribute was added by Andre Gabriel on 11th November 2013

"These are wonderful pictures. I remember her showing me these pictures and saying how nice this place was. I can tell that she had a great time because she was all smiles. This is what I'll miss the most from Jeannie. She was a great boss, a good colleague and an excellent friend. She will bring out the best in you and will always be there to listen. So long Jeannie, we will all miss you!"

This tribute was added by Jessica Dunne on 11th November 2013

"I miss you already -- and will miss our chats about running, crazy people at work, and the joys of little boys.  xoxoxo Jess"

This tribute was added by Erin Earley on 11th November 2013

"On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Jeannie Denaro <jean.denaro@gmail.com> wrote: Ok - any ideas where we can "donate" nearly 300 frogs? They are destined to be poisoned if we don't find them homes.  And frogs are a lot less cute than dogs and cats. Rest in Peace Jeannie, Love Erin (and yes, we saved the frogs)"

This tribute was added by Grace Denaro on 11th November 2013

"There will be a gathering for Jeannie at Vanella's Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2-4pm and then again from 7-9pm.
Vanella's is located at 2860 Long Beach Road in Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone # 516-766-4424"

This tribute was added by Vera Pitamitz on 11th November 2013

"Jeannie,
whenever I think of you I smile and laugh, because that is what we did every time we met. You leave us with great memories that we will forever treasure.

Vera"

This tribute was added by Carlo Maiorana on 11th November 2013

"Ciao Jeannie rimarrai sempre nei nostri cuori e ci mancherai tantissimo,
riposa in pace.
Carlo"


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