Jenni Marie Maiocco Wheeler

MILFORD, NH – Jenni Marie Maiocco Wheeler, 45, of Milford, NH, died peacefully on January 22, 2014, after a courageous 16 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jenni was born on April 8, 1968, in Bridgeport, CT, to Robert and Marji (Oden) Maiocco. She graduated from Milford High School and Fisher College. She was employed in the sales department for Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Lazy Boy Furniture and Staples.

Jenni was the proud owner of JENNI w/EYE Photography and enjoyed photographing nature and doing portraits of jazz musicians. She thoroughly enjoyed photographic hunting, camping and fishing with her husband. One of the joys of her young life was music ranging from classical music at Tanglewood to jazz radio with Julie Lavender.

In addition to her parents of Milford, Jenni is survived by her husband, Jon Wheeler of Milford; her two sons, Robb Ralph of Nashua and Alex Ralph of Milford; a stepdaughter, Kayla Wheeler of Manchester; a stepson, Jonathan Wheeler and his wife, Amber, and grandson, Camden Wheeler, all of Manchester; her brother, Robert A. Maiocco, II of Conifer, CO; her paternal grandmother, Marie Maiocco of Delray Beach, FL; her maternal grandmother, Genie Hannah of Perry, OK; an uncle, Leonard Maiocco; aunts, Judy Maiocco, Mary Maiocco and Elizabeth Johnson; cousins, nephews; her dear friend, Greta Ward of Tucson, AZ; and many other wonderfully caring friends.

Memorial visiting hours are on January 30th from 4-8 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. A memorial mass will be celebrated on January 31st at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to