Dr. Aileen C. Giannelli


Dr. Aileen C. Giannelli (Carlin) 78,  of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Saturday September 8, 2018.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in the Richmond Hill section of Queens.  Her parents were the late Vincent and Marie (Clifford) Carlin.  Greatly missed by her husband Joseph and two children, Mary Claire Millies (Steven) and Philip Giannelli (Tara), she was the devoted grandmother of Andrew, Nora, Julian and Elliot.  She is survived by her brother Vincent Carlin and sisters Kathleen Nimr, Deirdre Ruiz and Deborah Modica.  She is pre-deceased by her sister Mary Ann Walsh.

Aileen taught at School 28 and St. Theresa School in Paterson; Paul VI High School, Clifton; Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus; and Fordham University in New York City.  She served as principal of Assumption School, Wood-Ridge, NJ from 1997 to 2008.


The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-797-3500.  A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, 10:00 AM at St. Catharine RC Church, 905 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.  Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Aileen’s memory to Family Promise, 100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

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It is with a heavy heart that I remember our dear Aileen, a most special and extraordinary woman who has enriched the lives of all those she touched with her love, concern and sharing of her knowledge and wisdom for others. Aileen was not merely an instructor of the CFM class at St. Catherine in Glen Rock. For me she was a mentor on learning to live and experience a grace filled life in a way I never knew was possible. May she rest in the glory of our Lord Jesus. My deepest condolences to her entire family. Anna L. Bures
Anna Bures
We are sorry for your loss. I was blessed to know such a loving, caring beatiful person and her sincere love for everyone she met..our condolenses Anthony Aldi and Linda Peterson
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