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Jeannette Filippello

EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ - Jeannette "Jennie" Zentek Filippello, 96, of East Amwell Township, NJ, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, NJ.

Born April 6, 1921 in New York City, NY to Martin and Mary Zentek, Jennie's parents emigrated from Poland to establish a dairy and vegetable farm in Hunterdon County. Jennie grew up on the family farm on Zentee Road and attended a one room school house in Delaware Township, NJ. She was an excellent seamstress and worked for Ferranti Dress Factory in Hopewell during the 1940's with her sisters. Jennie also helped on the family farm harvesting tomatoes and corn, as well as helping with the dairy cows. After getting married, she moved to East Amwell Township, Ringoes, NJ. Jennie was the proud mother of Vietnam veteran, Phil M. "Jake" Philhower, Jr. She enjoyed driving her son's racecar and loved traveling to New York State to ride motorcycles with him for fun. Jennie was a good cook and had a good sense of humor.

Jennie is survived by her son Philip "Jake" Philhower, Jr. of Deruyter, NY, her sister Stella Zorella of Flemington, NJ, her cherished grandchildren Phil J. Philhower, Travis Deats, and Heather Philhower, her six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was very grateful to her former daughter-in-law, Evelyn Montone, who lovingly cared for her during the last few months of her life. Jennie was predeceased by her first husband Philip Philhower, Sr., her second husband Salvatore Filippello, three sisters Deloris, Florence, and Helen, her three brothers Thaddeus, Boleslaw, and Edward, and her loving dog Chardney.

A Celebration of Jennie's Life will be held in Spring 2018 in New York State. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

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