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Elizabeth Pinelli Obituary

Elizabeth "Libby" Pinelli

September 21, 1922 - December 2, 2017
Born in New York, NY
Resided in Wayne, New Jersey


Pinelli, Elizabeth “Libby” (nee Fiorino) age 95 of Hawthorne, on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Born in Greenwich Village, NY, Elizabeth had resided in Paterson and Little Ferry. A PhD in Early Childhood Education, Elizabeth worked as a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant with the Garfield Board of Education, retiring in 1984. Always civically minded, Elizabeth was a founding member of the NJ Professional Women’s Association, a member on both the Paterson Board of Education and the Paterson Mental Health Board, a Commissioner on the Paterson Parking Authority, as well as serving as a Committee Chairperson for the Bergen County Democratic Party.

Elizabeth “Libby” Pinelli was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pinelli (1995). Loving mother of Maria DeGrezia and her husband, Frank Jr. of Wayne, Rita Pinelli and her husband, John S. Koningswood, Jr. of Hawthorne, Michael J. Pinelli of Cape May, and Elissa Misner and her husband, James of San Francisco. Dear grandmother of Thomas DeGrezia, Jake and Scott Koningswood, David and Joel Misner, and Sarah and Michael Pinelli. Great -grandmother of Holly, Abigail and Camila.

Visitation is December 8, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne. Funeral will be departing at 9:15am on Saturday, December 9, 2017 for a 9:30am funeral mass at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery, Paterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Preakness Hospital Auxiliary.



Browning-Forshay Funeral Home
557 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ US 07506
Friday, December 8, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Anthony's RC Church
276 Diamond Bridge Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ US 07506
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:30 AM
Calvary Cemetery
58 Mc Lean Blvd. (Route 20)
Paterson, NJ US 07513
Saturday, December 9, 2017


Preakness Hospital Auxiliary
305 Oldham Road
Wayne, NJ US 07470


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