Ann Carovillano Zelehoski, 96, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough, where she spent her last days in the company of loving family, friends, and devoted healthcare workers.
Born and raised in South Plainfield to Carmella Izzi Carovillano and Antonio Carovillano, who had come to America from Campobasso, Italy, Ann resided in the borough for the majority of her life prior to relocating to Hillsborough.
A fantastic cook and talented seamstress, Ann worked at the Bruno Dress Factory in South Plainfield, as well as the Haiman Dress Co. in Plainfield. She was a faithful communicant and volunteer of Sacred Heart RC Church in South Plainfield and served on the PTA of the former Sacred Heart School.
In addition to being a talented seamstress, Ann was an avid reader who instilled this passion in her daughter, a writer and English teacher. Ann recently began to follow politics, but most of all she loved being a grandmother and spending time with her family. She enjoyed traveling to visit her grandchildren in West Virginia and Rhode Island.
Predeceased by her husband Henry, for whom she cared many years after his major stroke, surviving is her daughter, Donna Timko and her husband Steven of Hillsborough, and her beloved grandchildren; Lindsay Julianne Timko, Steven Hunter Timko, and Hunter’s fiancée, Lindsay Gooditis, as well as sisters Delores Derewicz of Macungie, PA, Mary Celentano of South Plainfield and many nieces and nephews. Ann was also predeceased by sisters Josephine Korman of New Port Richey, FL, and Filomena Rundella of South Plainfield.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 9 at 9:15AM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080 followed by a 10:00 AM funeral mass at Sacred Heart RC Church, South Plainfield.
Following mass, Ann will be buried beside her husband in the family plot at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 3-5pm in the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to ABDA, The American Behcet’s Disease Association at www.Behcet’s.com.