John Kinney Obituary, Death – On Friday, January 20, 2023, John “Johnny” Edward Kinney V, age 14 and a resident of East Hanover, passed away without incident. Although he was born in Livingston, he has spent his entire life in East Hanover. Johnny was a student in the eighth grade at East Hanover Middle School, a member of the Florham Park/East Hanover Falcons Football Team, and a devoted supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He attends services at the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in East Hanover as a parishioner. Johnny is survived by his devoted parents, Gayle (De Trolio) and John E. Kinney IV, by his loving sister, Madelin, by his maternal grandparents; Nana and Poppy De Trolio of East Hanover, by his paternal grandfather, John E. Kinney III of Colonia, by his paternal grandmother, Olympia Corsi of East Hanover, as well as by a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Johnny passed away on April 15, Johnny was a remarkable example of the human race. His hilarious sense of humor is unparalleled. His spirit was firm and unmovable. It has never been done before, yet he has the potential to bring an entire town together. Johnny exemplified what it means to be a true warrior.
He was never the type to back down from a challenge. Even while undergoing chemotherapy, he fought with every ounce of strength he could muster. He had jokes that were only known to his close friends and family, as well as a smile that could brighten any environment. Up until the very end, Johnny was responsible for making other people laugh. He will never be forgotten.
A Funeral Mass will be performed on Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima RC Church, and the burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery immediately after Mass. (We ask that you be seated in the church ten minutes before the start of Mass.) Visitation occurs on Sundays from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
(Due to the tremendous outpouring of support for the Kinney family and the anticipated attendance, we kindly ask that you make your visit brief, please pay your respects, and vacate the building so that others may do the same.) In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to The Valerie Fund, which may be found at 2101 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040.