John Edward Kinney Death – On Friday, January 20, 2023, John “Johnny” Edward Kinney V, age 14 and a resident of East Hanover, passed away without incident. Although he was born in Livingston, he has spent his entire life in East Hanover. Johnny attended East Hanover Middle School, where he was in the eighth grade. He was also a quarterback for the Florham Park/East Hanover Falcons football team and a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He is a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima RC Church in East Hanover.
Johnny is survived by his devoted parents; Gayle (De Trolio) and John E. Kinney IV, by his loving sister, Madelin, by his maternal grandparents; Nana and Poppy De Trolio of East Hanover, by his paternal grandfather, John E. Kinney III of Colonia, by his paternal grandmother, Olympia Corsi of East Hanover and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Johnny was an exceptional human. His hilarious sense of humor is unparalleled. His spirit was firm and unmovable. It has never been done before, yet he has the potential to bring an entire town together. Johnny exemplified what it means to be a true warrior.
He never backed away from a challenge. Even while undergoing chemotherapy, he fought with every ounce of determination he could find. He shared inside jokes with his loved ones, and his smile could light up a room. Up until the very end, Johnny was responsible for making other people laugh. He will never be removed from our memories. At 10:00 am on Monday, a Funeral Mass will be performed at St. Rose of Lima RC Church, immediately followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
(We ask that you take your seats 10 minutes before the start of the Mass.) Visitation occurs on Sundays from 2:00 PM till 6:00 PM. (Because of the outpouring of support for the Kinney family and the anticipated audience, we ask that you make your visit brief, please pay your respects, then vacate the building so that others may do the same.) The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent in Johnny’s honor to The Valerie Fund, which may be found at 2101 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040.
PC: Brenda Paredes
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