Jennifer L. (Colligan) Kuehne, 46, of Marstons Mills, passed away on April 19, 2021, at Cape Cod Hospital after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Jen was born on April 11, 1975, in Oak Bluffs. The daughter of Thomas Colligan and Paula Strople, Jen graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, class of 1993. In 2011, Jen obtained her associate’s degree in arts from Cape Cod Community College as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Most recently, Jen enjoyed working at Macomber’s Sanitary Refuse.
Jen was a talented artist with an entrepreneurial spirit. She shared her passion for art, offering art classes to friends and family in addition to developing Coloring Walls, for preschoolers through adults to enjoy. Jen also truly enjoyed the history of Cape Cod and the Islands. Her artistic talent led her to create beautiful paintings and murals throughout the Cape Cod community, in many businesses, homes, and the Marstons Mills Elementary School. Among her many accomplishments, Jen was most proud of her children, Alyssa and Oliver.
Jen is survived by her loving children, Alyssa and Oliver Kuehne; her parents, Thomas Colligan of Edgartown and Paula Strople of Daytona Beach, Fla.; her stepmother, Patti Young; her brother Thomas Colligan and stepsiblings Heidi and Todd Vanderhoop; her grandmother Charlotte Strople; her former husband, Christopher Kuehne; eight nephews, and multiple aunts and uncles. Jennifer was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Arthur Strople; her paternal grandparents, Lillian and Edward Colligan; and her uncle Leonard Strople.
Jen will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and kind heart, and for always putting others before herself. A memorial service is being planned on Martha’s Vineyard during the summer months.