Mary Jane Kiger (Kirwan)

Date of Death: 
November 27th, 2020

Mary Jane Kirwan-Kiger passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 27, 2020. She joins her beloved husband, Joseph, and infant daughter, Kathleen Ann, in God’s eternal embrace. She had been primarily cared for with the utmost love by her son, William, for the last few years. Jane was born to Walter and Nora (nee McNally) on December 12, 1936. The oldest of their four children, she was an avid reader and took great pride in her studies. She attended Ascension of Our Lord School and later Little Flower High School for Girls. On October 13, 1956, Jane married Joseph Kiger and they built a beautiful life together. They raised their family on Thayer Street in Kensington until moving to Northeast Philadelphia where she resided for the last 30 years. She was an active participant and Eucharistic Minister in Our Lady of Ransom parish for many years. Jane worked as a bookkeeper, spending much of her career with O’Connor Ford Trucks, until her retirement. Humble and demure as she was, Jane was a steadfast pillar of strength to her friends and family. Dedication, unwavering faith, and abiding love of her family were paramount in everything she did. You never felt more loved or adored than when you were with Jane, especially when sharing a cup of tea and toast together. She has been the cornerstone of her family and she will forever be nestled in our hearts. She leaves behind her cherished siblings Walter (Mary Kay), Kathleen (Joe) Smith, and John Kirwan. Jane is the loving mother of Tracy (Rick), John (Lorraine), William “Tigger”, Thomas (Lisa), and Matthew (Sandy). Her guidance and generous spirit will endure in her ten grandchildren. Jane relished being ‘Gigi’ to Abigail Mae, Skylar Jane, and Kerry Jane, her three beautiful great-granddaughters. Our dearest Tootsie Belle, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. The family thanks everyone for their outpouring of love and support. Relatives and friends are invited to viewing Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020 from 9 -10:30am at the Resurrection of Our Lord Church Castor and Shelmire Aves. Phila. Pa. 19152. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am with Interment to follow at the Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls 1000 W. Lycoming St., Philadelphia, PA 19140

Memories and Condolences

Mrs. Kiger was one of the sweetest, kind, loving , caring people I’ve known. ❤️
I lived 2 doors down from Mrs. Kiger and family on Thayer Street. As a child, I remember Mrs. Kiger, my mother and the other women neighbors in their backyards talking while hanging laundry on the clotheslines. I remember having talks with Mrs. Kiger while sitting on her front porch and she ALWAYS had words of wisdom, and encouragement with sincerity. She was always so calm, spoke every so softly and sweet. I have so many fond memories of her that have been with me throughout my life❤️ and I feel very lucky to have known her and grow up on Thayer Street with Mrs. Kiger and so many wonderful neighbors. I know you are in the hands of Jesus and although my heart is saddened, I know you are home with Our Lord and your loved one 🙏✝️ My sympathies to all of her children during this difficult time of loss and know that I pray that Jesus holds all of your hands 🙏✝️
I am so sorry for your loss - I only met Mrs Kiger twice - both times - I remember her kindness. RIP - Mrs Kiger - and, God Hold all of your Loved ones in the Palm of His Hand. Liz McNally
Tracy, Jack, Billy, Tommy and Matt So sorry hear about Jane’s passing . May Gods Bless “Aunt Jane” Kevin
Dear Tracy and the Kiger family, I happened to see your Mother's obituary in the paper and I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear about her Passing. It has been a lot of years since I saw her last but I remember what a nice Lady she was. Her family was most fortunate to have her as a Mother, friend and Grand Mother. I lost my dear Mother in August of 2019 ad miss her everyday, I will recommend that you do what I do and that is remember all the good and loving times I shared with her. Rest In PEACE Mary Jane! Robert Kensil

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