Carole Ann Ulivella, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 16th, 2022. Carole was born in Jersey City on March 9th, 1942 to her mother, Dorothy Weston and her father, Joseph Fisher. She met her future husband Vincenzo Ulivella at a dance at Schuetzen Park in Union City and the rest was history. They married on September 4th, 1966 and started a beautiful life together. Carole and Vincenzo were married for 55 years and had two beautiful daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth.
Besides raising her children and caring for her family, Carole believed strongly in helping others. Children were always near and dear to her heart and she spent many years working at Palisade Hospital in the daycare center where her natural warmth and love of children made her a favorite with employees, parents and especially the children. She also volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels. Additionally, she worked as a nanny in private service until she had grandchildren of her own.
Carole was a hands-on grandmother who loved setting up Thomas, Percy and all their friends with her little buddy, Eamon. She also loved doing arts and crafts with her baby’s babies. As her grandchildren grew older, she focused on her own art, creating handmade paper dolls based on her childhood memories of Old Hollywood while still making time to read biographies and write poetry. Additionally, Carole loved to sing and dance. Through the years, Vincenzo and Carole spent many hours on the dance floor doing the tango, fox trot and the classic waltz.
Carole was a creative and caring woman who is survived by her husband Vincenzo, two daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth, their husbands, both named Dan, and two grandchildren, Eamon and Anthony. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 2-4PM at Higgins Funeral Home in Watchung, N.J., 752 Mountain Blvd. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Mary’s Stony Hill Roman Catholic Church in Watchung, NJ on 225 Mountain Blvd at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Please feel free to attend if you would like to pay your respects.