Kristen Marie Feeney died peacefully at University of Pennsylvania hospital on Saturday, February 22nd.
Born on September 29, 1967 she was the daughter of Margaret (Lynch) Shea and James W. Shea. She was raised in Randolph, New Jersey, where she grew up with her beloved sister, Suzanne and her brother, Jim.
She graduated from Randolph High School in 1985. Then In 1989, she earned her bachelor degree in Human Resources from Arcadia University. Kristen’s professional career took her from Chubb Institute where she excelled as a management recruiter, to Feeney Associates, the family food business, where she was an invaluable member of the team.
One night in 1990, Kristen was out with her friends when she noticed a handsome man in a leather jacket; he turned out to be the love of her life – her husband, Patrick Feeney. Pat and Kristen made their first home in Rockaway, New Jersey. During that time, they had two children – Shannon and Sean. Soon after the birth of their son Sean, the Feeney’s moved to Blairstown where they built their current home and found a community they loved.
Family meant everything to Kristen. She was always ready to jump in and help at a moment’s notice. She supported Shannon and Sean in all their endeavors. Whether it was taking photographs of Sean and his friends from the sidelines, or cheering on Shannon at a softball game, Kristen was there, in the heart of it all. Kristen loved the beach and time with family and friends; they spent many relaxing days at their summer home in Forked River, New Jersey. She is loved. She will be missed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Patrick R. Feeney, her daughter, Shannon and her son, Sean; her parents James and Margaret Shea; her brother, Jim Shea; her sister, Suzanne and husband, Rick Parker; her aunt, Sister Eleanor Marie Shea; her uncle Francis Lynch and family; her beloved 10 nieces and nephews; and her large, extended family.
Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 1-3 and 5-9 pm.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Jude’s Church, 7 Eisenhower Road, Columbia, NJ at 11 am on Friday, February 28, 2020. Please meet at church on Friday
The Bolles Family - Pocasset MA
February 29th, 2020 10:27 am
We hold your family in our hearts. Love never leaves, we will think of Beautiful, kind, Kristen and her loving family and smile. She made this a better place.
Will Bladt and Kate Collins
February 28th, 2020 4:16 pm
We send you our love and know that we are keeping you close in our hearts right now. Our only hope is that you can share wonderfully fond memories together and use the experience to bring you all that much closer together as a family.
Will and Kate
Abe Mentes & Family
February 28th, 2020 1:56 pm
Our deepest condolences to Pat and family!!
Carol and Frank Billek
February 28th, 2020 12:15 pm
Kristen, her family and the rest of the Christmas group will always hold a special place in our hearts, No one will forget the night Shannon was born and the Shea's left to be Grandparents for the first time and last year when Kristen and her family surprised us at our Christmas dinner! She left a wonderful legacy for all of us.
Cheri Sebelle Rizzolo
February 27th, 2020 8:46 pm
Always and Forever in the hearts of those knew her
Steve and Gabe Glaesser
February 27th, 2020 3:09 pm
We are so very saddened by your huge loss.....a daughter, a mother, a wife.
Our prayers are with you.
Our hope is that all your wonderful memories will one day bring a smile to your grieving hearts.
Our love during this most challenging time.
~Steve and Gabe
Corinne Hill and family
February 27th, 2020 3:02 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jen, JoJo, and Alley
February 27th, 2020 3:00 pm
So sorry to hear of Kristen’s passing. Sending love and prayers.
February 27th, 2020 2:38 pm
My heartfelt condolences go out to the Shea and Feeney families. We will all surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. May she rest in peace.
Adrienne E. Giordano
February 27th, 2020 2:24 pm
Oh Patrick! All my love and prayers for peace & blessings over you, the kids and your family during this terrible transition! xo
February 27th, 2020 11:39 am
My deepest sympathy to the Shea family. I’m so sorry for your loss of Kristen.
The Mitchell Family
February 27th, 2020 10:54 am
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Our condolences, Robert and Sandra and Eric Mitchell
February 27th, 2020 9:03 am
Pat,I have been truly blessed to have known you and Kristen these past years.You could see the love that she had for you and your children.I pray that you will be comforted by the legacy of love and unselfishness that she left behind.People like Kristen will never be forgotten because they are so rare.My sympathy to you and your family.
February 27th, 2020 4:19 am
I am so sorry for your loss I pray for you and your family
February 26th, 2020 11:23 pm
I knew Kristen from The Chubb Institute. I was only 21 when I started working there yet age didnt matter, everyone seemed to work well together. I couldn’t have asked for better people to work with as my first “real” full time job. Everyone.was excited and shocked when I got engaged and Kristen attended my wedding, while pregnant, with Shannon and she still boogied the night away. I stopped working to start a family and moved to Forked River. And to my surprise one day we met in the Shoprite. She bought a house there too After reminiscing for a while we decided to seta date for lunch. I think a month later we went to Perkins where I told her I had Parkinson’s Disease. She was so comforting and caring that a little later on we had lunch again and we were planning to go fishing on her boat(2 out of my 4 love fishing)
In the meantime I organized a Blue Claws fundraiser, in which I asked for volunteers. Kristen was one of my first volunteers, along with Shannon. It was one of the hottest days of summer and I so appreciated their help.
I deeply and truly from the bottom of my heart sorry that I can.not be there to give you my condolences in person. I really owed that to her, for what she did for me. But my Parkinson's symptoms are flaring up because I am in need of back surgery(March 9). My PD meds are working against my pain meds and visa versa
Pat, Shannon and Sean - Im so so sorry for your loss. Kristen was an amazing friend that Im so glad I got to know her more personably
I would like to ask one favor, if in the future, whenever your ready or if you are ever ready (which i totally understand if you dont want to). Can u take me and the 2 kids that like the boat out for a ride and id like to have a drink for her 908-334-1496
ALWAYS WITH YOU AND ALWAYS IN YOUR HEARTS❤️
Shelley Pleune O’Brien
February 26th, 2020 8:42 pm
Suzanne, Jimmy, Peggy and Jim - I’m heartbroken for you and so very sorry for your loss. I wish I lived closer to attend the memorial, but I’m sending virtual hugs!
February 26th, 2020 7:52 pm
My deepest sympathy to the Shea family. I’m so sorry for your loss of Kristen.
February 26th, 2020 7:05 pm
Our hearts go out to the whole family . We are so sorry for your loss . There are no words!
Jess,Rob,Ethan and Skyler Gash
Michael and Karen (Green) Kobylik
February 26th, 2020 3:38 pm
Sending all of our love and prayers to the Shea and Feeney families. Kristen was such a beautiful soul, inside and out. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Father Hillier & Office for Persons with Disabilities - “Apostles of Prayer”
February 26th, 2020 2:27 pm
Our deepest condolences to Patrick, Shannon, Sean and the entire family .... We prayed daily for Kristen with sincere hope that she would recover from her illness. This was not to be ... we pray now that she may rest in God’s peace. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace. Amen.
Sara Bodnar Shore
February 26th, 2020 12:04 pm
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Wishing you all peace in her beautiful memories.
Beth and Bill Bauer
February 26th, 2020 11:55 am
Dear Patrick, Shannon, Sean, Jim and Peggy,
We are so sorry for your loss. The world is a sadder place without Kristen's love and joy. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.
February 26th, 2020 10:35 am
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Feeney family.
February 26th, 2020 10:23 am
On behalf of myself and the Staff at Pinecrest we send our love and deepest condolences to you both Jim & Peggy. We are all so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Praying for the whole family.
Arleen (Rojas) Mulligan
February 26th, 2020 9:44 am
To your entire family we are sending light, hope, and love to get you through this time of sorrow. We are truly sorry for your loss.
February 26th, 2020 9:16 am
Mr. Feeney, Shannon and Sean , Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife and mom. Please let me know if I can do anything. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
February 26th, 2020 8:57 am
My love and Prayers for Pat, Shannon and Sean. I am so sorry for the loss of Kristen.
Mr. & Mrs. Acquadro and Family
February 26th, 2020 8:56 am
Our whole family sends our love to you all - We love Kristen and she will be greatly missed.
Lois & Bill
February 26th, 2020 8:55 am
We are so very sorry I know how terrible it is to lose a child We will keep u and your family in our prayers
Lois & Bill
February 26th, 2020 8:18 am
Sending you all love and light during this time. I always looked up to Kristen as a role model for her humor and strength. I love you all.
Betsy and Dave Dyke
February 26th, 2020 8:01 am
Our hearts are broken for you entire family. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary & Renee Pine;
February 26th, 2020 7:58 am
Pat, our thoughts are with you and your entire family and we will be praying for all of you during this sad time.
Elizabeth Nolan Wimmer
February 26th, 2020 7:26 am
My deepest sympathy to the whole Feeney and Shea family. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Eric & Olga Keber
February 25th, 2020 7:17 pm
Our prayers and great sympathies go out to the Sheas and Feeneys. May Our Lord Jesus give you peace and strength and allow you to know that Kristen is in eternal peace, resting in His loving embrace.
Chuck and Bev Martinetz
February 25th, 2020 6:32 pm
Our hearts go out to our good friends Peggy and Jim Shea. And our prayers are with Kristen and her wonderful family
Nancy and Don Devine
February 25th, 2020 5:18 pm
our condolences to you Patrick, Shannon and Sean on your loss. May God watch over you during this terrible time. Our prayers are with you.
February 25th, 2020 4:16 pm
My heart and soul go out to Patrick, Shannon, Sean and Peggy and Jim and all their family members. Prayers will be said for all of you. Love to all of you.
Bennie & Dave Cavagnaro
February 25th, 2020 4:14 pm
Dearest Patrick, Shannon, Sean, Mr.& Mrs. Jim Shea and Family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Words cannot express the saddness we feel for your loss. Kristen was a lovely young woman, full of life and a heart of gold. She was taken way too soon, with so much more to live for. Allow all the wonderful memories that you hold deep within your hearts help you all through the next several days. Good Bye Sweet Kristen you will remain in our hearts forever.
Ken & Dee Reilly
February 25th, 2020 3:36 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shea and Feeney families at this time of great loss. May Kristen rest in peace in the arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Nancy & Mike Tatch
February 25th, 2020 2:01 pm
Our deepest sympathy to Patrick, Shannon, Sean, Jim & Peggy and family. Words cannot convey how terribly saddened by Kristen’s passing. May the Lord be with you all during this very sad time.
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