Annette Calabrese, our loving mother, grandmother and sister, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 1st, 2021 after a long journey with cancer. Annette was born in Monte San Giacomo on October 11th, 1946 to Francesco and Concetta Calabrese. She has been a born again Christian since she was a little girl and her unwavering faith in Jesus has carried her through every joy and trial in life.
Being the oldest of her siblings, she was strong and brave as her parents left Italy for Canada at a young age. After some time in Canada, her family moved to Hoboken where she spent most of her formative years. Although she lived most of her life in Woodland Park, she is revered and loved by many who knew her as a treasured teacher at A. J. Demarest and Hoboken High School where she taught English and French. She received her Masters in Comparative English Literature at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Wroxton College in England.
Her family and friends remember her as a doting mother, grandmother and sister who loved spending time with her family above all else. She loved outings to the zoo and garden where she could adore God’s perfect creation and watch her grandchildren enjoy the world around them. She treasured each of their laughs and smiles and would snap photos any chance she could!
Annette is survived by her daughter Daniela Lee and son-in-law Daniel Lee, three grandchildren Audrey, Bianca and Clementine and another grandchild on the way. She is also survived by her brother Carmine Calabrese and sister Mary Calabrese, who, having been close all their lives through adulthood, will miss her tremendously.
Annette’s wake will be at Failla Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken on Friday, 10/8, 2-4pm and 7-9pm with a service at 7:30pm. Parking available in rear of memorial home off Sixth Street. The funeral will be on Saturday 10/9, at 11am. Annette’s family and loved ones thank you for your thoughtfulness and condolences at this time.