Jean B. Kaestner


Jean B. Kaestner, 94, born on Valentine’s Day, passed away on February 15, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert C. Kaestner.

Born in Bronxville, New York, a daughter of the late Charles and Edith Benedict, she lived in Warwick, Rhode Island for 27 years.

She was the devoted mother of Barbara Curry and her husband, Piers, Susan Kaestner and her companion, Art Pascuzzi, Judith Gootkind and her companion, Leonard Cuoco and her former son-in-law, Kenneth Gootkind. Loving grandmother of Robert Kunz, Allyn Jones, Leah Gootkind and Bryna Gootkind. Cherished great-grandmother of Emma, Elizabeth, Laura, Owen, Calli and Raelyn. She was the sister of the late Grace Bardwell and Charles Benedict.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 139 Ocean Avenue, Cranston, R.I. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23 at the Westchester Funeral Home, 190 Main Street, Eastchester, NY. Visiting hours will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a service. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. To send a condolence to the family, visit


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