Friday, July 12, 2024

Jill Virginia Kneer

Jill Virginia Kneer, 77, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on April 14, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness. She was born on October 4, 1946, in West Orange, to Ronald and Rita Kneer.

Jill’s life was rich with passions and adventures that shaped her into the remarkable person she was.

Her professional life was a reflection of her deep love for flowers and gardening. Jill expressed her creativity and love for flowers through her careers as a floral designer and personal gardener. Jill cultivated a close-knit community of loyal local clients who held a special place in her heart.

As an avid animal lover, Jill’s heart was particularly drawn to cats. Nelle and Mikey were not just pets but cherished companions who brought warmth and companionship into her life.

Jill’s creative spirit found expression in her love for writing. She poured her imagination onto paper, weaving intricate tales and crafting creative stories. Her dream of seeing her work published was a testament to her dedication and passion for storytelling.

In her youth, Jill embraced the spirit of adventure, and traveled through Europe, each trip leaving an indelible mark on her heart. Her travels out west to visit family provided her with cherished memories and strengthened the bonds that tied her to her loved ones.

In addition to her cherished memories and the love she shared, Jill is survived by her devoted sons, Louis Verrone and Jason Verrone (Lourdes), and her beloved grandchildren, Sophia, and Liam Verrone, who brought boundless delight to her heart. Jill will also be deeply missed by her nieces, Sharon Parra and Summer Bayshore and among those who will forever hold a special place in their hearts for Jill are her feline companions, Nelle and Mikey, who provided her with comfort, and endless affection.

Jill has been entrusted into the care of Newbaker Funeral Home, Blairstown.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 5 Hemlock Lane, Kinnelon.