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Ellen Cifelli (nee Hollenstein), 83 of Westwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 7, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Romeo Cifelli for 62 years. Ellen was the devoted mother of Laura Jessie (Tom), Dino (Joan), Romeo III (Viorica), and Chris (Erika). The greatest joy in her life were her beloved grandchildren, Thomas (Jesse), Kerianne (Garret) Vetterlein, Lauren (Matt) Choman, Nicole (Paul) Mowrey, Dina, Maraide, Romeo IV, Bianca, Ava, Dallas, and great grandchildren, Josephine and Dean. Ellen is survived by her brother Charles Hollenstein, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Ellen was born in New York to Agnes (nee Fenner) and John Hollenstein. Ellen’s greatest love was being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cared deeply for her family, friends, and dogs. Ellen’s enjoyable times were cooking for her family every Sunday and especially during the holidays. Although Ellen will be deeply missed, her legacy will live on through her loved ones.

Visiting Wednesday, May 11th, 4-8 PM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkmack Rd., River Edge, NJ.  Mass Thursday, May 12th, 10:30 AM at St. Andrew’s Church, 120 Washington Ave., Westwood, NJ.   Interment Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.


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