Barbara Caldroney

Obituary of Barbara A. Caldroney

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Barbara Ann Caldroney, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, 78, lost her 6 1/2 year battle with cancer on Monday, May 2, 2022 at home.


She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joseph and Caroline (Pontone) Polesinelli, Barbara settled to South Plainfield, New Jersey in 1971 where she raised her family.


Mrs. Caldroney worked on Wall Street for many years before working in the former Sacred Heart School.


Later, she became a devoted babysitter to multiple families in town and cared for numerous children who she loved as her own.


Predeceased by a sister Joan Virzi, she is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, James Caldroney; her children, James (Beth), Kim Chabok (Robert) and Steven (Melani); grandchildren, Constance Walker (Ryan), Nicole, Jenna, George, and Christian; sisters, Lorraine Brancale, Bernadette Lando (Andrew), Brenda Sciarrino (Joseph) and Roslind Russo and brother in-law, Leonard Virzi.


Her family was the light of her life. She will be deeply missed but her presence will remain for all those she touched the hearts of. 


Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:15am in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080 followed by a 10am funeral mass at Sacred Heart RC Church, South Plainfield.


Cremation Services will take place privately.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 4-8pm in the funeral home



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, May 9, 2022
McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals
2425 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Sacred Heart RC Church
149 South Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Barbara Caldroney

1944 - 2022

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