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Caroline Kolakoski

December 3, 1939 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Caroline Kolakoski Obituary

Caroline (Castronovo) Kolakoski age 84, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday February 29, 2024. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Hackensack, NJ before moving to Ringwood fifty-eight years ago.  Prior to retiring, Caroline was a vice president with Irving Savings & Loan in Ringwood, NJ.  She also worked at Varn/Graph Tech at the end of her career. 

Beloved wife of the late Chester Kolakoski and life partner with Bruce Werner.  Loving mother of Kenneth Kolakoski and his wife Lena, Kim Ann Eckhardt and Keith Kolakoski and his wife Klaudia.  Dear sister of Josie Loud and her late husband Jim, Michael Castronovo and Sandy, Anthony Castronovo and his wife Marie, Barbara Timmons and her late husband Barney, Charlotte Di Cuia and her late husband Vic, Jaqueline Paternostro and her husband Angelo, Charles Castronovo and his wife Beverly, the late Anne Zocco and her late husband Steve, Betty DeRose and Frank, Linda Belanger and her husband Tim and Diane Freud and her husband Lee.  Grandmother of Alexa Kolakoski, Kristin Vosburg and her husband Ryan, Andrew Eckhardt and his wife Marianne, Chett Kolakoski and Kim and Tara Campagnola and her husband Matt. Great-grandmother of Cove Vosburg and Kaia Vosburg.

Caroline was a beautiful and elegant lady.  She was a lifelong physical fitness enthusiast, but enjoyed her daily walks the most.  The beach was always a special place, with her vacation getaway in Lavallette on the Jersey Shore providing some of the most beloved memories with family and friends.  Caroline also loved to travel, making sure to enjoy the islands in the Caribbean as much as possible, with a highlight being a cruise in the Mediterranean with Bruce, her kids and grandkids.

She will be missed most for her generous spirit and focus on her family.  Whether it was as a scout leader or cheering on her boys in football, she was supportive in every way.  She also enjoyed serving as a volunteer at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.

On Tuesday, March 5th, Visitation at the D’Agostino Funeral Home 881 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell from 4-7pm.

On Wednesday, March 6th family and friends will meet at St Catherines R.C. Church, Ringwood for a 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial followed by interment at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, NJ.



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March 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
D'Agostino Funeral Home
881 Ringwood Avenue
Haskell, NJ 07420

Mass of Christian Burial
March 6, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Catherine of Bologna Catholic Parish
112 Erskine Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456


Christ the King Cemetery
980 Huron Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417


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