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.
5/7/2020 11:32:15 am
So sorry for your loss Pete. I often think about you folks and how kind your mom and you were to my mother the many years we were next door neighbors and especially during my mom's waning years.
Jim Griffin and Carol
5/8/2020 10:01:57 am
Hi Pete and Lorraine Jim and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
5/8/2020 10:26:52 am
Pete, Lyn and I are so very sorry for your loss.
5/8/2020 11:58:59 am
Pete I am sorry to hear the passing of your May she Rest In Peace
5/8/2020 03:12:54 pm
Pete and Lorraine sorry to hear the passing of your Mom May she rest in peace
5/8/2020 04:47:59 pm
I extend my family’s condolences to Peter, Lorraine, Rose Marie, Michael, Matthew and the rest of the family. Aunt Pauline was a kind, wonderful and selfless person. I’ll never forget all the things she did for my Mom and I and how she was always there for us. I’ll also never forget her homemade ravioli and Easter pie. I was so sorry to read of her passing. Her memories and spirit will live on in those she touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
George. Strutzel. Jr
5/8/2020 07:44:03 pm
SORRY. FOR. YOUR LOST. PETE. MAY SHE. RIP. ALWAYS. GOD. BLESS. HER & YOUR. FAMILY. GEORGE & CAROLE
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