Jean G. DeStefano (Saracco) Maloney passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Taylor Hospice after a long illness. Jean was born in Philadelphia to Marianna Spinelli and Angelo DeStefano, grew up in Southwest Philly, graduated from Bartram High School and later moved to the suburbs. She raised her six children in Folcroft, Pennsylvania and is survived by them, Frank (Karen) Saracco, Annamaria (Tom) Glisson, Marla (Richard)Hsu, Lisa, Tony, Angela (Rich) Ennis. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tom (Amy), Matty, Mallory, Baillie, Amanda (Matt), Frankie, Richie, and Andrea And also by her great-grandchildren Domanick, Julian, Finley, Walker, Declan, Raleigh, Sadie Grace, Nick and Anthony. While her most important job was raising her children, during her lifetime she was employed as a nursery school teacher’s aide, a caregiver at St. Francis Country House and lastly as a security guard at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. In the words of her granddaughter, Amanda, Grammy “Jean” was a spitfire. She had a quick tongue, a vivaciousness that so few possess, she was extremely intelligent, she loved a good conspiracy theory, she loved to laugh, to cook for her family (usually enough to feed a neighborhood), she was a dedicated daughter, she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren beyond comprehension. She was always a fashion plate. She had the best jewelry and had a smile that was wide and full of life. She was fierce. She would never back down in an argument and she was a dynamo that was loved and treasured by all who knew her. Lastly, mom knew the Lord and is at peace. We will see you again in heaven, Mom. We love you and will miss you. Mom requested no funeral or service. Her last gift was to Gift of Life. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Judes’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, St. Jude at Work, Memphis, TN 38105, or to a charity of your choice
. Arrangements Danjolell-Stigale Memorial Home of Aston Condolences can be made at www.danjolell.com
Published by The Daily Times from Jul. 12 to Jul. 13, 2017.