There was almost nothing that could shake Jane Marie (Feehery) Daher, in a way. She was allergic to drama, loved her family and only knew how to be herself, a vibrant and funny woman who would never leave the house without lipstick. Throughout her life, she was a devoted mother, spouse, sister, aunt, cousin, daughter and friend. Her approach to living was mostly simple but filled with a spirit of enjoyment and pleasure, whether it be movie nights, Diet Coke or trips to Ocean City. While she could definitely be afraid of some things — like the teacups amusement park ride or driving over a bridge — Jane also didn’t mind breaking the rules or pranking her family members. She conquered many fears, especially as she fought for years to slow the progress of multiple sclerosis so that she could live a close-to-normal life with her two children, Natalie and Ryan, who were her proudest accomplishments. She was known to speak her mind.
The youngest of eight children born to James Edward and Jeanne Francis (Hilly) Feehery, Jane had fond memories of growing up in Yeadon, Pennsylvania. Jane graduated from grade school at St. Louis and high school at Archbishop Prendergast. In her twenties and thirties, she worked as a travel agent — which brought her on cruise ships and trips to Mexico and Jamaica — as well as in various administrative roles. She married Mitchell Daher in 1989 at the age of 28, and they had Natalie, now 27, and Ryan, now 24. After Ryan was born, Jane took on homemaking responsibilities and routinely had lunches packed, floors cleaned and dinner on the table — no small labors. She loved having her kids’ friends over and was often found giving everyone rides in her blue Durango.
Jane is remembered as a warm, playful, original, loyal and caring person. She was known at the pharmacy and drive-through by name and could always connect with people, whether she was waiting in line or visiting a new place. She never met a rom-com she didn’t like, and she was reliably only a phone call away for her sisters and daughter, offering both a comforting ear and plenty of wise cracks. She even got a kick out of referring to her daughter as “Penelope” at department stores. Jane was happiest when she had music playing at home and hosted family members over the holidays, a time when she always knew how to make a day special. She appreciated the details, and she made people feel welcome.
Jane died peacefully at home on June 30, 2021 at the age of 61. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, July 9, at St. Anastasia Church on 3301 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Calling hours will take place between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. with mass to immediately follow. Interment St.'s Peter & Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family encourages donations to the National MS Society. https://nationalmssociety.org/
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