Jennifer Lea Conn
SALISBURY — Jennifer Lea Conn (Jen), 34, died Friday, Feb. 3 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
Diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 10, the disease ultimately claimed her life.
Originally of southwest Philadelphia, Jen attended grade school at St. Barneys’ where she was a cheerleader and eventually captain of the squad. She continued her education at Motivation High School where she developed a love for English and hatred for Algebra. Jen left Philly to study at Millersville University and later joined her family as they relocated to the Eastern Shore.
As an adult, Jen was an avid reader, lover of crosswords and hated to miss an episode of Jeopardy. Jen also enjoyed family-meals and cooking – a favorite dish to make was chicken and dumplings with long-time friend Jimmy Farrell. Jen cared greatly for people including family and friends. Even in death, she helped others as an organ donor through Living Legacy.
Jennifer currently resided in Pittsville. She is survived by her loving parents, John and Dolores Conn, as well as younger sister, Kristen. Proud of her Irish heritage, Jen left behind several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was met in heaven by Nana and Pop-Pop, Grandpa, Aunt Donna, little Jack and family dog Jake.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church (100th St. and Coastal Highway) in Ocean City. All family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a luncheon following the service. The luncheon will be held at the Captain’s Table inside the Courtyard by Marriott in Ocean City (15th Street and Baltimore Ave). A private burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Bounds Funeral Home. Please visit www.boundsfuneralhome.com to send letters of condolence to the family.
The family suggests donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in lieu of flowers. A page has been made in her honor at http://jdrfevents.donordrive.com/campaign/conn.