A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 29 at Saint Aedan’s Church, Jersey City, for Rose A. Caulfield 95, of Jersey City. She passed away Dec. 23. Born and raised in Bayonne, she was the daughter of Mary T. and Cornelius J. Haggerty. She attended Saint Vincent De Paul School and was a graduate of the Academy of Saint Aloysius. She continued her education at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, earning a degree in Dietary Science.
Following graduation she was employed as a dietician by the Jersey City Medical Center. She married Edmund J. Caulfield in 1948 and was his wife for 49 years. Rose was a mother to Maureen Doolan (Jed) of Bayonne, Jack (Mary Beth) of Caldwell and Seton Ahearn of Cranford. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, her siblings and their spouses; Cornelius Haggerty (Catherine), Catherine McCarthy (Joseph), Marie Gallagher (Thomas), her son-in-law, William J. Ahearn and her sisters-in-law and brothers -in- law, Veronica and Martin Reinstein, Eileen and Rick Robertiello and Joan Smurlo. Her grandchildren and two great grandchildren were her pride and joy and survive her – Liam Ahearn, his wife Allison and their children Charlotte and William as well as Caitlin Ahearn, Edmund and Christopher Caulfield and Mary and James Doolan. Her brother-in-law Frank Smurlo and her nephew, Fes Smurlo also survive her as do her many other nieces and nephews all of whom held a very special place in her heart.
Rose was a devout Roman Catholic who lived her faith each day of her life. She and her husband, Edmund were long time parishioners and daily communicants at Our Lady of Victories in Jersey City. Together they helped establish and organize a parish food pantry that provided nourishment to many Jersey City families. She was also a member of the parish’s Rosary Society and served a number of terms as its president. In April 2012 she moved to the Atrium at Hamilton Park in Jersey City where she enjoyed developing new friendships, taking part in daily activities and attending weekly liturgies. Her life was marked by three loves – her faith, her friends and most importantly – her family. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Services arranged by the Sweeney Funeral Home, Bayonne.

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