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 Falkowski, Annette Christine
Born: 11/17/1950
Died: 03/22/2017
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Falkowski, Annette Christine

               Falkowski, Annette Christine age 66 of the Lake Tranquility section of Green Twp., NJ passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side Wednesday March 22, 2017 in her home. Born in Hoboken, NJ, she grew up in Hudson County and had lived many years in West New York and Flanders before moving to Green Twp. in 1986.

               Daughter of the late Joseph and Anne (Izzo) Picciurro, Annette earned her BA in French and Secondary Education from St. Peter’s College Jersey City, NJ. She later received her MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

               Annette began her career as a High School French Teacher. Later she worked as a Counselor for Veterans with post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and mental illness. Mrs. Falkowski had also worked as a Social Worker with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sussex County, eventually finding her calling as a Social Worker for the Willowglen Academy Sparta. She immensely enjoyed working with the special needs population and their families. Upon her retirement in 2011, Annette continued her involvement with young adults with developmental disabilities through volunteering with Katie’s House as well as Hackettstown Community Hospital where her passion was attending to the patients.

               An avid traveler she enjoyed going to the beach, playing boggle and hiking. In addition to spending time with her beloved husband, family and friends, she also enjoyed studying languages, watching NCIS with her nephew Scott Weichert, reading and keeping photo albums.

               Survivors include her husband of forty two years and the love of her life, Glenn Falkowski, her beloved children Jolie and her husband Marwane Kassou of Odenton, MD, Daniel and his wife Sarah of Philadelphia, PA and Kelsey and his wife Jena of Vernon, NJ. Also surviving are her siblings, Sister Joanne Picciurro FSP of Elmwood Park and Dennis and his wife Linda Picciurro Parsippany.    

               A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday March 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church Rt. 517 Andover, NJ. Interment will immediately follow in the Church Cemetery 48 Airport Rd. Andover NJ. Memorial visitation will be held Sunday March 26, 2017 from 2-4 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorials in Annette’s memory may be made to Katie’s House PO Box 96 Newton, NJ 07860 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice #99 Sparta Ave Newton, NJ. 
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I owe my love of France to Annette as well as any of my French language skills I recall from St. Joe's. She was an excellent teacher, mentor, and friend. Merci Annette!
joe fonseca
Sending light and love to all who knew and loved Annette, especially my friends Kelsey and Jena. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom led a life of honorable service and love. Her light will shine on in all of the lives she touched. God bless.
Liz Cleary
Our deepest condolences for your family's loss. May family and friends help comfort you through this difficult time.
Amanda and Jon
We lost a great Mom,wife, friend and truly real person. One of the nicest people we have ever known. We always enjoyed spending time with her. She is loved by many and many will miss her.
Jeff and Mary Toriello
I met Annette few years ago when my son Marwane married her daughter Jolie. She striked me as a beautiful and elegant lady, who was always smiling and cheerful. She made me feel welcomed among her family and most important loved my son Marwane as her son. We will always remember her with her lovely smile and spirit. Our prayers are for heavenly rest to her and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Aysser
Aysser Assamerrai
I am truly blessed to have called annette one of my best friends. We shared a very special friendship for twenty years. She was kind, generous, thoughtful and full of life. May God hold each of her family members close during this difficult time.
carrie zinn
Dear Dr. Glenn and family, So sorry for your loss.
Toni Beverley
I have many fond memories of my dear cousin Annette. That summer I spent a week with you when we were very young girls. Riding the bus on Bergeline Ave. on our way to Palisades Park, roller skating down that gigantic hill near your house(125 57th St. West New York NJ-that address is still with me after all these years) We were each others Maid of Honor. Although we did not see each other as much as we would have liked to, me being on Staten Island and you in NJ, it didn't mean we never thought of each other. I will still miss you "Ce Ce Bum" Forever in my heart. Love Doreen
Doreen Somma
to all of the family of Annette sorry for your loss Annette always spoke kindly ,about all of you.i din't know her long but she was a very kind woman i got upset when i found out she was sick R.I.P ANNETTE.WILL MISS TALKING TO YOU.
maria frylinck
For all the people in the world who did not know Annette, you missed knowing someone very special. I have known Annette and Glenn since our mid-twenties ?? before Jolie was born. Annette was a very kind spirit and a good friend. She loved life and was always smiling, or laughing at my silly jokes. What great memories we made. I will miss her soooo much. All my love and prayers go to the great family she created. I will be with all of you in spirit at the memorial ?? Glenn, Jolie, Daniel and Kelsey. Birgit and Beacham
Birgit and Beacham
Annette is my cousin. Her mother and mine were sisters and best friends. I've known Annette since the day she was born. Our families shared a two family house in West New York when she was in high school and I was in college. She was one of the happiest and kindest people I've ever met. In all the years I knew her, I never heard her say a bad word about anyone. She also had a winderful sense of humor that was apparent to anyone who ever heard her laugh. She had a lot of her mother's features including her sparkling eyes and big, beautiful smile. It's 4pm in NJ It's Sunday march 26 and most of Annette's family is remembering her life in Newton. It's 1 pm here in California and I've spent the last two hours in church remembering my cousin Annette, the beautiful "Jersey Girl" I will never forget and always love. . Peter Calabrese
Peter Calabrese
We know Mrs. Annette Falkowski from being a chaperone for the Friendship group. She was always helpful to us and others. We will surely miss her for she was an amazing lady always willing to help when needed. Michael Wenz
Michael Wenz
To Annette's family, we are saddened to hear of your loss. Annette was a wonderful woman who showed love respect and adoration toward our daughter Rebecca. Rebecca has been a part of Friendship Group through Katie's house for almost 10 years. May God comfort you and hold you in the palm of His hands. Personally I saw her has a n inspirational volunteer that was never without her smile. It was a contagious smile.
Rebecca Michele and Dennis Elmers
I had the privilege of working with Annette for several years. What a wonderful person she was! She was kind, supportive and encouraging to students, their families and staff. I loved her ready smile; I will miss her!
Kathy Adler
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