Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
New York, US, 09/11/2001
Jen was a beautiful young woman whose work as a certified public accountant took her to amazing heights, a very close and loving daughter and sister who traveled the world on business but always found time to visit with her family. She was very traditional, family-oriented, sincere, gentle, and touched everyone deeply.
Jen grew up in Plymouth, MA along with her two brothers, Matthew & Timothy. She attended the Plymouth Public Schools and began Thayer Academy in the 8th grade and graduated in 1993. While at Thayer, Jen was an honor role student and played soccer, lacrosse, and swimming at the varsity level. She was also involved in various extracurricular activities, such as plays, yearbook, Headstart, etc. She was a lifeguard at a camp in Plymouth and even saved a boy from drowning one summer. Jen made many close friends who remember her beautiful smile and ability to touch people.
After graduating from Thayer, Jen went on to Villanova University and earned a degree in accounting in 1997. She became a CPA and went on to work for Marsh & McLennan on the 100th floor of the World Trade Center. Most days, Jen could look out the windows of her north tower office and see Central Park stretching beyond midtown Manhattan’s skyline. Some days, the view would simply be lost in the clouds.
One of Jen’s co-workers considered her the big sister that he never had, the mentor of all new employees and the person who wasn’t afraid to speak up for them with upper management. They often speak of Jennifer’s beautiful looks, and that admirers would somehow materialize whenever she was around. If not oblivious, she was certainly unaffected by the attention.
In the aftermath of this terrible tragedy, Jennifer’s parents, George and Faye, and two brothers, Matthew and Timothy, established The Jennifer L. Kane Endowed University Scholarship at Villanova University. The University will be pleased to bestow the honor of being a Jennifer L. Kane Endowed University Scholarship recipient to those accomplished students who also possess those qualities Jennifer exemplified that made her a person others cherished knowing. Through this scholarship, Jennifer’s legacy will continue in perpetuity and other young women will be able to pursue the dream of a Villanova education and reach their full potential for a bright future.
September 11th was the most horrible and tragic event in history. Jennifer was part of that history and will always be remembered as an American heroine.