John Carlone

Obituary of John J. Carlone

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John J. Carlone, of Morristown, New Jersey, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Morristown Medical Center.  He was surrounded by his children.


His life began in Madison, N.J, and he lived there for twenty-five years.  He attended St. Vincent Martyr School, and was an altar boy at St. Vincent’s Church.  He attended Seton Hall Prep, Seton Hall University, and Seton Hall Law School.  He was the first in his family to receive an advanced college degree.  John was so proud to be a resident of Madison.  He was one of the first volunteers of the Madison Ambulance Squad and a member of the Knights of Columbus.


John moved to Florham Park in 1960 with his wife Jo Ann and family.  He was instrumental in establishing Holy Family Church with his pastor, Reverend John P. O’Connell.  He was also a member of the Board of Appropriations Committee for the town.  He was an avid baseball fan, and served as an umpire in the local Little League.  He passed his love for the N.Y Yankees on to his children, grandsons and great grand-son.


He worked at the Dalena Law Office in Madison before moving into a position with West Publishing Company.  His career with West included activities in Manhattan and throughout New Jersey.  John retired in 1994.


John is predeceased by his parents, Aminto and Elizabeth Carlone, his beloved wife Jo Ann, sister Ann Palma, and brother Henry Carlone.  He leaves his children; Carol Kraus and husband, Lee, Susan Dolbow and husband, Kyle, and son, John Carlone Jr and wife Laura Demone.  He has five treasured grandsons, Mark Kraus (Kelly), Jason Kraus (Emily), Brian Kraus (Tamara), Jack Carlone and Nicholas Carlone, and one great grand-son, Evan Kraus.  He also leaves his dearest sister-in-law, Carmel Portuese, of West Orange, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


His life was devoted to his family, and his devout Catholic faith.  Family was always first and foremost in his thoughts…being together at the Brielle shore house, family birthdays, holidays and vacations, Yankee games, auto shows, Little League and basketball games, and picnics at Lewis Morris Park.


Although John had many health challenges throughout the years, he met each one with strength, determination and never a complaint.  He was the truest example of a person who put others first and a man with immeasurable kindness.


At the request of the family, the memorial service will be private.


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