Jeanne Prial

Friends & Family Gathering

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Preston Funeral Home
153 South Orange Ave
South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Jeanne Eileen Prial




Jeanne Eileen Prial, 91 of South Orange passed away on September 21, 2023 at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston


Family will be receiving friends at Preston Funeral Home, 153 South Orange Ave. South Orange, NJ  on Sunday, October 1st from 2 to 5 PM. Interment is private. 

Jeanne was born in Jersey City and has lived in South Orange for 60 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Washington DC. She earned her Masters degree from Columbia University (Teachers College) in New York City. Jeanne was a Founder and Director of The Center School in Somerset which focuses on empowering students with learning disabilities and complex educational challenges since 1971.


Jeanne was predeceased by her husband Frank J. Prial and her son Mark. She is survived by her sons Frank J. Jr. & Dunstan Prial,  daughter in laws Patricia ( Mark’s wife), Amy (Dunstan’s wife), grandchildren Grace, Joseph, Hazel, James, McKenna, Gilroy and Clayton.


In lieu of flowers donations to The Center School, 2 Riverview Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 (  would be appreciated. For more information or to send condolences please visit

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