The Family of Juliana Rose Donnelly, of West Caldwell, has Announced her Passing


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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - After a long illness, 6 years old Juliana Rose Donnelly died Monday afternoon surrounded by her parents, Brian and Doris Donnelly, of West Caldwell.

Juliana’s family noted that “Juliana loved her life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed music, dancing, singing and playing with her family, especially her dog Sandy. Juliana always loved going to the library and looked forward to playing and seeing her friends and teachers at Trinity Pre-School and later Washington School, where she graduated from Kindergarten this past June.”

Credit: Donnelly Family

Juliana was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a devastating pediatric malignancy defined by a tumor located on the base of the brain stem.

Arrangements for Juliana's Wake and Funeral Mass are as follows:
  • Wake
    Dancy Funeral Home
    9 Smull Avenue, Caldwell
    • Thursday, Aug. 22
      6 p.m. to 9 p.m
    • Friday, Aug. 23
      2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Mass of Christian Burial
    Notre Dame Church
    359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell
    • Saturday, Aug. 24
      11 a.m.
  • Burial
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    East Hanover

Juliana was also survived by her grandparents, Drago and Roselina Grskovic, and Richard and Kathleen Donnelly; her aunts and uncles Kevin and Molly Donnelly, Kathleen and David Dubee, Patrice Donnelly, and Christian and Rosarie Grskovic and her cousins Keegan, Caroline and Maggie Donnelly and Jack, Ryan and Brady Dubee.

Credit: Donnelly Family

In lieu of flowers, donations in Juliana’s memory are being welcomed at
  • Duke University
    memo line: BECHER LAB DIPG Research
  • Weill Cornell Medical College Pediatric Brain and Spine
    Dr. Souweidane Research

Any donations should be mailed to P.O. Box 61, Little Falls, NJ 07424.

Anyone who would like to write a note to the family may do so online here.

For a beautiful tribute to the family written by Christopher Durkin of West Caldwell, see his column:

Our Juliana

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