Marie Ethel Mutter Janton of Kennett Square

Marie Ethel Mutter Janton

Marie Ethel Mutter Janton

Marie Ethel Mutter Janton, 79, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Thursday, March 31, at her home with her husband. She was the wife of Frank Janton with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Frank and the late Anna (Vitale) Mutter and predeceased by her brother Frank Mutter.

Marie was an accomplished pianist and cellist. She enjoyed 25 years as a Cellist with the Delaware County Symphony. She had also performed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. She was a recent recipient of the Presidential Humanitarian Award from Neumann University. She will be awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree with her husband conferred by Neumann University at a future commencement.

She was a member of West Catholic Girls Alumnae and a member of the Neumann University Scholarship Gala Committee for the past decade. She shared life membership with her husband at the Union League of Philadelphia. She enjoyed traveling and visiting her four children in various locations throughout the US.

Survivors include, in addition to her husband, three sons, Dr. Francis J. Janton (Susan) of Harrisburg, Stephen R. Janton (Robert Jackson) of Ashville, N.C. and Thomas M. Janton (Clare) of Kennett Square, a daughter, Marie J. DiPrinzio (Eugene) of Chadds Ford, and seven grandchildren, Stephen, Matthew, Thomas, Sandra, Christine, Laura and Marco.

You are invited to visit with Marie’s family and friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348 and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother, 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale PA, 19311. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the church. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Neumann University, One Neumann Drive Aston, PA 19014. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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