Friday, January 3, 2014


We have finalized arrangements for Jennifer's funeral.

She will be at Vander Plaat Funeral Home
Tuesday January 7, 2014, viewings from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm
257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

The funeral will be Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 10:30 am at
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
467 Grandview Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ

Interment will follow in West Milford, NJ at
Cedar Heights Cemetery

Thank you all for the encouraging messages, prayers, and remembrances. The photos and kind shared memories only serve to make us realize how many lives she touched. We love you all.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Our Angel has entered Heaven

It is with a heavy heart that I conclude this blog. My name is Athena Nonas and I am Jen's baby sister. On Friday December 27, Jen was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath. Ken was with her. They found fluid surrounding her heart. They did a surgery to remove fluid and she was improving. She was put on a ventilator to help her breathe. The doctors found out she had pneumonia and a blood infection. Cancer for the first time was not her major concern. The infection became systemic and was causing kidney damage. She was placed on a ton of antibiotics. So many tubes were connected to her to help. They decided to start dialysis on Tuesday in the ICU. She was fighting with her parents and siblings by her side. We held her hand and prayed and sang lullabies.

On January 01, 2014 at 10:00 PM Jennifer passed away from the pneumonia. It's been a difficult 2 years for all of us.

Jennifer was a remarkable person. She was a best friend and a sister to me. She has inspired and affected everyone she's met. Each person's life has been made better by knowing her. People she never met were inspired by her story and strength and optimism. Her memories will live on forever in all of our hearts.

Thank you all for your constant support through these times. We love you all.