Irene Helen Gianotti
AGE: 83 • Martinsville
Irene Helen Gianotti, 83, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late Anthony and Magdalene Kolodzieski, Irene was born and raised in Bound Brook and then moved to Martinsville where she raised her family on the family farm. She was a 1946 graduate of Bound Brook High School and then worked in the office of Rosenbaum Brothers Department Store in Plainfield before becoming a homemaker.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband Frank in 1997; brother, Walter Kolodzieski; sisters, Helen Plavetzky and Frances Mattell. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving children; Frank D. Gianotti, Jr. and wife Lisa of Bound Brook, Peter A. Gianotti of Martinsville; daughters, Deborah Merriman and husband John of Hillsborough, Cynthia Draheim and husband Steve of Three Bridges; grandchildren, Jennifer, Christine, Matthew, Frankie, Nichole, Bryan, Alicia and Samantha. Irene will be sadly missed by all who knew her and always remembered for her love of family, watching her grandchildren, doing ceramics and knitting.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 9AM at the Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, 2013, followed by a 10 AM Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 9 Lamington Road, Suite A, Branchburg, NJ 08876.