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Josephine M. (nee-Cimato) Carolan

October 11, 1927 - February 6, 2019

Loving Mother and Grandmother


Service Date: February 11, 2019

In Lieu of Flowers: Saint Ann R.C. Church 781 Smith Road Parsippany, NJ 07054

Obituaries » Josephine M. (nee-Cimato) Carolan

Dateline: Parsippany
Josephine M. Carolan, 91, of Morris Plains, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at
her home.

She will always be remembered for her quiet demeanor, spirituality, generosity, and kindness.

Josephine was born in Elizabeth, NJ where she resided before moving to Morris Plains in 1997.

She graduated from Seton Hall University, and held multiple master’s degrees from Seton Hall University, Fordham University, Kean University, and the Immaculate Conception Seminary. She
was a teacher and guidance counselor for the Elizabeth public school system for 38 years before retiring in 1999.

In Elizabeth, she was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. She was a Trustee, Eucharistic Minister, a Lector, taught religious education classes, and was a grief counselor. Josephine received the “Jubilee Medal Pro Meritus” from the Archdiocese of Newark,for her services to the church. She was also an Oblate at the Benedictine Monastery in Elizabeth.

After moving to Morris Plains, Josephine found her spiritual home in the community of St. Ann Church of Parsippany, NJ. She was a Trustee, Director of Religious Education, a Lector, member of the Liturgy Committee, and a Baptism Preparation Counselor, as well as many other committees. She was also an Associate of the Sisters of the Church.

Josephine was the beloved wife of the late John B. Carolan, devoted mother of Anne Carolan & her husband Robert Jaskula, cherished grandmother of Taylor Jaskula, and loving sister of Frank Cimato and the late Anna Acocella. She also leaves behind many wonderful nieces, nephews,and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, February 11th at 9:00am at Par-Troy Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian burial to follow at St. Ann Church, 781 Smith Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07045 at 10:00am. Entombment: Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth, NJ. Visitation will take place on Sunday, February 10th from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07045. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Saint Ann R.C. Church 781 Smith Road Parsippany, NJ 07054