Carolyn L. Kiernan
(nee Kaim), 83, lifelong resident of Rochelle Park, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Carolyn met the love of her life, Frank, at Saint Cecilia High School in Englewood, N.J., and together they shared a love story for the ages. She started each day with a cup of coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle. She enjoyed time with her family in LBI doing jigsaw puzzles with her grandchildren, slots in Atlantic City and game shows in which she knew every answer. Before retiring Carolyn worked for many years with her husband at H&E Telephone Credit Union in Rochelle Park. She was a member of the American Legion Post 170 Auxiliary and a parishioner of Sacred Heart RC Church in Rochelle Park. Carolyn and Frank only disagreed on one thing: her undying love for the New York Yankees and his for the Mets. She was lucky in life and love and her legacy will live on for generations to come.
Cherished wife of 63 amazing years to Frank Kiernan. Loving mother of Dr. Joseph Kiernan and his wife Barbara of Glen Rock, Rosemary Harris and her husband Wayne of Rochelle Park, Michele Gallina and her husband Anthony of Rochelle Park, Kathleen Garrison and her husband George of Clearwater, Fla.,, Steven Kiernan and his wife Kim of Mahwah, John Kiernan and his wife Joann of Paramus, Maureen Scheffler and her husband Peter of Montvale and Sharon Sims and her husband William of Montvale. Devoted grandmother of Jennifer, Donna, Jill, Timothy, Stephanie, Amy, Jesse, Nicole, Justina, Amanda, Brian, Travis, Robert, Samantha, Matthew, Tara, Tyler, Zachary, Victoria, Dana and Allie, and great-grandmother of Caitlin, Madison, Dillon, Cooper and Kayla.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 2:30- 4:30 and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus. Funeral Service 9:30 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from the Vander Plaat Memorial Home followed by a 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart RC Church, 12 Terrace Avenue, Rochelle Park. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Relay for Life, Northern NJ Region, 20 Mercer Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.