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JoAnn Caiola-Smith

June 4, 1954 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

JoAnn Caiola-Smith Obituary

JoAnn Caiola-Smith, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Upper Saddle River, NJ on February 7th 2024 in the presence of her husband Thomas Smith Jr., daughter Angela Smith and son Eric Smith.

Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, JoAnn started her career as a dedicated member of the Jersey City School District and worked as a respected speech pathologist for over three decades, impacting all those who crossed her path. In addition to her husband of 42 years and two children, JoAnn is survived by her mother, Arcangela (Angela) Caiola, two brothers Albert and Frankie Caiola, daughter-in-law Heather Smith, son-in-law Justin Papp, two grandchildren Sarah & Luke Papp, many wonderful friends and loving extended family.

JoAnn was intelligent, loved to dance, laugh, and approached life with optimism, empathy, and faith, always willing and able to console those in need. She found great joy in living every moment of life to the fullest and had the ability to remind others of the strength they carried within themselves. As we mourn the loss of this beautiful woman, we can also find comfort in knowing that while God has gained another angel, those left behind have gained one as well. 

Visitation is Friday, February 16, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company located at 3205 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.  Funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 2pm at St Aeden’s: The Saint Peter's University Church located at 800 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Memorial Service
February 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Mass
February 17, 2024

2:00 PM
St. Aedan's Church
800 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ


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