Mrs. Irene Horvath Jesson, daughter of the late Charles and Lizzie Horvath was born on June 27, 1918 in Castle Shannon, PA. She passed away peacefully on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 102 years of age surrounded by her loving family. Her father and mother came to this country from Hungary and her father Charles spoke seven languages. Irene was the youngest of six children and was raised on a farm in Burgaw, NC on the coast near Wilmington. She became a great grandmother when she turned 100 and lived through two global pandemics.
She met Joseph Jesson at an army dance who was recently signed-up for WW2 active duty. Irene was united in holy matrimony to Joseph Ephram Jesson on January, 10, 1942. Thereafter, she resided with her father and mother-in-law in Trenton until 1945. Their union was blessed with three children. Her three children, grandchildren, and great granchild were the light of her life. Irene was mother to the late JoAnn Jesson Post (Edward) and Catherine Jesson. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Edward and Linda Jesson and four grandchildren, Jennifer Post Crabtree (Marc), Lauren Jesson, Sarah Jesson Burdine (Danny), Emily Jesson, and one great granddaughter, Annabeth Crabtree, with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was an evangelical Christian and attended Edinburg Road Chapel, Mercerville, NJ.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday morning October 16, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad Street, Hamilton. Funeral Services and Interment will begin at 12:30pm at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, with Father Stan Krzyston of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Yardville officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 555 Yardville Allentown Road, Trenton, NJ 08620 and Edinburg Road Chapel, 380 Edinburg Road, Mercerville, NJ 08619.
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