Jeanette M. Cuneo


Jeanette Cuneo June 16, 1945-December 15, 2017.  Born in Geneva, NY and lovingly adopted along with her twin sister Judith by Herbert and Mildred Knell and their daughter Susan, Jeanette was raised in North Caldwell and was a proud member of the second class to graduate from West Essex High School.  While raising her four children with Ernest Cuneo, her husband of 47 years, Jeanette worked as a library aide at Milnes Elementary School and as an administrative assistant at the law firm of Melli, Guerin and Guerin.

Jeanette was a loving matriarch who was dedicated to family above all else.  A devoted mother to Ernest Jr., Christa, Charles and Amanda and mother-in-law to Pamela, Brian, Diana and Rob.  Her greatest joys included Broadway musicals, cheering on the Mets, surprising others with correct answers to Final Jeopardy and most of all, doting on her seven grandchildren, Franklin, Caroline, Emilia, James, Julie, Grace and Claire.  Throughout her life, “Aunt Nette” formed special bonds with countless nieces and nephews, and with their spouses and children. Her bright smile and contagious laugh were at the center of all family gatherings.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, December 20th from 5pm-8pm with a service to follow at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home at 13-31 Saddle River Rd in Fair Lawn, NJ. 201-797-3500.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Diabetes Association.  

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Please accept our condolences on the passing of Jeanette. Our son, Joe, grew up with Mandy and Charlie, and we fondly will remember her as part of his life. We will make a donation to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.
Barbara and Jeff Verrone
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