Paolina (Pauline) Calabrese (nee Ranelletti), age 97, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020. Pauline was born and raised in Paterson residing much of her life in Totowa. Before retiring she was a long time employee of Shulton (Old Spice) in Clifton. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. James R.C. Church in Totowa for many years.
Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Peter A. Calabrese (1972) and is predeceased by daughter Vincentina Gaffney, son Paul Calabrese, and grandson Christopher Gaffney. She is survived by her devoted son Peter W. Calabrese and his wife Lorraine, grandchildren Michael, Rose Marie, and Matthew Gaffney, step-grandchildren Dave Gallaugher and his wife Cindy, Paul Gallaugher, and great grandchildren Kaitlyn and David Gallaugher. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Pauline was a great cook and took pride and joy preparing Sunday and Holiday dinners for her family who she loved dearly. Nothing made her happier. Pauline's greatest gift was her love and devotion for her family, always putting their needs before her own. She took care of many relatives and friends in their time of need, now she will be taken care of by our Lord.
She will always have a special place in our hearts.