Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan Biden: 1917 – 2010

January 8, 2010: Jean Biden, the mother of Vice President Joe Biden, passed away today in the home the Bidens share in Wilmington, Delaware. The Vice President said this in an official statement: “She was the center of our family and taught all of her children that family is to be treasured, loyalty is paramount and faith will guide you through the tough times.” She was 92.

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Then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) with his parents, Jean Biden and Joe Biden Sr., who died in 1992.


August 25, 1988: The Bidens visit The Scranton Tribune during their son’s unsuccessful run for the White House.


August 27, 2008: Jean Biden’s image appears on the screen above as her son speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. She was seated in the audience..

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Jean Biden with her son and daughter-in-law.

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November 4, 2008: Jean Biden leaves a voting booth in Delaware after casting her vote with her son.

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