On Friday, March 1, 2013, Jeanne ended a glorious 52-year career as one of the World's Greatest Mothers!
Born in the Summer of '42 to her beloved parents, Albert and Eileen, she lived most of her young life in Keyport, while attending Saint Joseph's Grammar School and Red Bank Catholic High School.
In 1959, she met, fell in love and went on to marry her first boyfriend, Dennis. They lived most of their lives in Holmdel and retired to Whiting in 2001. Their 47 year marriage blessed them with three sons and seven wonderful grandchildren.
Although she never earned any advanced degrees or certifications, she understood that a marriage is more than the constant happiness of just two people, she knew that self-sacrifice was never a burden for those who you loved and she realized at a very young age, that the best way to raise her sons was to listen and to listen, offer some sound advice but, mostly just to listen.
She was predeceased into Heaven by her parents, Albert Caruso, Sr. and Eileen Caruso; her loving husband, Dennis Velcamp; and her most beloved son, Patrick Velcamp. She is mourned and will be missed by her favorite brother, Albert "Junie" Caruso, Jr.; her beloved son, Christian Velcamp and his wife Jennifer; her loving son, Joseph Velcamp and his wife Marianne and her most treasured seven grandchildren and cat, Andrew Fleming, Allie Velcamp, Annie Velcamp, Kate Velcamp, Emily Velcamp, P.J. Velcamp, Jack Velcamp and Skipper too!
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9 at Holy Cross School Auditorium, 30 Ward Ave., Rumson.
The interment will immediately follow at the Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that you do something nice for your or someone else's mother.
Please visit Jeanne's memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.