Jeannine Cox, 58, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022, at her home in Montclair, NJ. Jeannine was a proud lifelong resident of Montclair where she grew up as a Kelleher and graduated from Montclair High School. With her husband Jack, she later happily built a life and raised her two daughters there.
As a young adult, Jeannine worked extensively in the travel industry. She started at a local agency and would later join Travelplex followed by the American Express travel division. Her daughters loved hearing her stories about moving to California for a couple months to open a new office, and how she overcame her fear of public speaking.
She was still working for Travelplex when she met her future husband, Jack, on a blind date. Their love for one another was palpable, and they were soon married. When her oldest daughter was born, Jeannine made the decision to commit her energies fully on building and supporting her family, and she became a self-proclaimed “domestic engineer.”
In the years since, Jeannine became heavily involved in various PTA functions, environmental advocacy projects and volunteered for Lamp for Haiti where she loved to use her eye for design to help plan decorations at their annual galas. A sense of community was incredibly important to Jeannine, and many friends recall one of her greatest talents as her ability to connect with people and bring them together.
Jeannine is survived by her husband, Jack, two daughters, Madison and Lauren, her parents, and her five siblings. Her family remembers her for her warmth, compassion and strength and grace in the face of adversity. She was an excellent wife, mom and chef, and believed in the power of sharing a home-cooked family meal with loved ones. In lieu of flowers, Jeannine would appreciate a donation to be made to Lamp for Haiti: https://lampforhaiti.org/giving/