Jennifer Dirrane, occupational therapist, 60


Jennifer Dirrane, 60, passed away on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2021. 

She had lived in Port Charlotte, Florida, for many years.  She was born in Yonkers on Dec. 13, 1961, along with her identical twin sister, and grew up in Riverdale. She attended P.S. 81, Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1979.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and later received a master’s in occupational therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. 

She practiced her profession for many years in Naples, Florida, before moving to Port Charlotte to be a dedicated caregiver for her mother, Eleanor Dirrane who passed away in 2019 at 90.

She was a very generous person to family, friends and those in need. She loved nature, the beach, painting, and summers in New Hampshire. 

She always had a sympathetic ear and heart for others, and always gave very wise advice.  She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

She is survived by her father, Edward Dirrane, her stepmother Patricia Dirrane, and two half-brothers, Michael Dirrane and Barry Dirrane (Maya), as well as a niece, Ariana Dirrane who live in Queens and Long Island.

In addition, she is also survived by a son, Philip Morton, of Seattle, a twin sister, Stephanie Dirrane (Edward) of Connecticut, and many cousins and friends.

Kays-Ponger Funeral Home in Punta Gorda, Florida, handled arrangements.

A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Christian Church, Lynnfield Massachusetts.

Those wishing to make a donation in Jennifer Dirrane’s honor can give to an animal shelter of their choosing, or to an organization that plants trees, such as

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