Ann Marie Kalada (nee Arcand), passed away on January 1st 2023 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey surrounded by her loving family. Born November 2nd 1944 at Margret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, she attended Saint Mary High School, also in Jersey City. After finishing high school, she entered Jersey City State where she studied education. She was employed as an auditor for Commercial Trust Bank of Jersey City for a period of time prior to joining Western Electric of Kearney in the merchandising department. She met the love of her life, Kenneth Kalada in Manasquan, New Jersey in the summer of 1967 and was later joined with him in holy matrimony. Although she worked passionately in her field, she found deeper purpose and joy in raising her family and dedicated the rest of her life to them.
She was predeceased in life by her mother Mary Arcand (nee Maher) and father Norman Joseph Arcand. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Kenneth Kalada Sr and three children Michelle Cullen (nee Kalada) (Anthony), Colleen Ailor (nee Kalada) (Marc), and Kenneth Jr. whom she loved and adored. She is also survived by her three grandchildren; Jude Thomas Cullen, Sean Kenneth Cullen, and Christian Joseph Ailor whom were the light of her life. Ann Marie will be remembered as both a mother and grandmother who greeted her family at the door each day with a warm meal and a compassionate heart. She made every holiday and occasion special and memorable until God called her home. She supported her husband and son with their many business ventures throughout the years. Ann Marie put her family before anything, and her spirit will live on through each of them.
Although her time on Earth has come to an end, she will be welcomed with open arms by all of her family and friends above who have gone before her.
Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, January 4th 10:15 am at St. Leo the Great RC Church, 50 Hurleys Lane, Lincroft. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For messages of condolence, please visit Ann’s page of tributes at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.