Paul J. Jennings, 81

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Mr. Paul J. Jennings, 81, of Verona died on May 5, 2022 at the West Caldwell Care Center in West Caldwell surrounded by his loving family.

Visiting will be held in the Prout Funeral Home (370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) on Monday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church (32 Lakeside Avenue, Verona) on Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair.

Born in Montclair, Mr. Jennings was a lifelong resident of Verona. He attended Our Lady of the Lake School and graduated from Verona High School with the Class of 1959.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965.

Mr. Jennings worked for AT&T in communications prior to retiring in 2001.

He adored his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their games in his retirement. He will be remembered for his morning coffee runs and his love for the New York Giants.

Mr. Jennings was predeceased by his parents, Paul H. and Julia (nee Ryder) Jennings

He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (nee Pennacchio) Jennings; loving children, Richard Jennings, Linda Ehrhardt (Arthur) and Ken Jennings (Monica); and grandchildren, Daniel and William Jennings, AJ, Jonathan, Robert and Rocco Ehrhardt and Erika and Emily Jennings. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Jennings Bevilacqua.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verona Volunteer Rescue Squad, 12 Church Street, Verona, NJ 07044 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at www.proutfuneralhome.com.

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