Jeanette J. McAteer - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Jeanette J. McAteer

April 18, 1933 - August 6, 2018

Jeanette J. McAteer, age 85, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Brewerytown, PA, on April 18, 1933, she was a daughter of the late James and Anna (Graham) McKenna. Jeanette loved being a homemaker and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and her Irish heritage. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Jeanette was preceded in death by her son, James T. McAteer; 7 sisters; and 5 brothers. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 40 years, James A. McAteer; daughter, Patricia Chance (Ernie); son, John McAteer (Beth); 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, John Travis.

All services will be held privately.


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4 Condolences for Jeanette J. McAteer

  • The last of the brewery town 13 received her wings she now rests in heaven with all her brothers,sisters,mother and father. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Uncle Jim and the family. God bless!

  • She always found a way to make you laugh, even when you didn’t want to. She brightened every room. Small in stature but with an uncommon strength.

  • I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear Aunt Jeanette I will always remember her laugh and feisty personality May God bless her and all the McKennas

  • Jeanette was my mom Mary Ann’s aunt and they were only a few years apart. She was my grandmother’s last living sibling. I am sorry for your loss. As fate would have it I was looking for Jeanette’s phone number online and was sorry to see an obituary. I am doing family ancestry and she was last living McKenna that could have helped. I will have to tell my mom. Again, I’m sorry for your loss. Mary Ann Conger Nov. 30, 2018