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Jennifer Ann Orlando

September 1, 1976November 15, 2020

Jennifer Ann "Jen" Orlando, 44, of Rahway, NJ, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 15, 2020. She was born the youngest of five children on September 1, 1976. As a Hillsdale resident Jennifer attended St John's Academy and Immaculate Heart Academy in the Township of Washington, class of 1994. She completed her education at Berkley College and received her degree through the Fashion Marketing and Management program. After graduation, Jennifer spent many years employed with well-known companies in the fashion industry such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Fila.

Jennifer had a passion for photography and was an avid fan of the Liverpool Football Club. She was known for her quick wit, gift of gab, and infectious smile.

Jennifer is survived by her parents, Nicholas and Kathleen Orlando, her brothers Nicholas Orlando (Tim Koob), Michael Orlando (Jeannine Graef), Matthew Orlando (Ilene), Christopher Orlando (Suzanne), and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and a niece.

Jennifer also will be missed by her many friends especially Joseph Ferris and David Basiel. A memorial mass at St John the Baptist Church, Hillsdale NJ will be scheduled for a future date.

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Theresa Carroll

November 27, 2020

Dearest Orlando Family,
I know it’s been many years
Since our family’s have been close but I can promise you that I speak for all of us when I offer you our heat felt condolences. We are all so heartbroken to hear of your loss. Jen’s spirit is a loss to us . We spent so many years together. And our family grieves along side of you every day. Please let us know if we can help you in anyway. In the meantime, the Carroll family loves you and feels your sorrow. Jen & Your family is in our hearts every day. We love you all.

Diana Fatovic Slopey

November 25, 2020

To the Orlando Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Jen’s passing. I have such great memories, from kids playing games, pool parties and dances, to proms, carpooling and our trip to Europe in high school. Jen was a good friend of mine throughout all those years. What great memories we made! I will always think of fun and laughter when I think of Jen. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lauren Relay

November 25, 2020

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Orlando and family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Jennifer’s passing. I cannot imagine what a difficult time this is for you all. I wish you prayers and peace as you grieve and heal.

Although I had not been in contact with Jennifer since high school, I have fond memories of our playdates and pool time at your lovely home. I distinctly remember non-stop laughing as we engaged in unforgettable girl bonding activities. Jennifer certainly had a glowing smile and an infectious sense of humor.
She will be missed.

My deepest condolences,
Lauren Relay

Heather Pytel Davis

November 24, 2020

Dear The Orlando Family.

I am so sorry to hear about Jen’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with her. Sending love and prayers to you always.

Holly Pytel Axelrad

November 24, 2020

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Orlando & Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Jen’s passing.
I have many wonderful memories of her growing up all through St. John’s & IHA.
My sincere condolences to you.

Love,
Holly Pytel Axelrad

Rachel Giordano

November 23, 2020

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Orlando, Chris and the boys:
Jennifer was my best friend growing up. I spent countless hours at your house hanging out in her room, by the pool, the living room or the kitchen eating. You all welcomed me with open arms as did your daughter and I thank you for that. I will forever remember her smile, laughing with her, talking to her. We lost touch in high school and reconnected briefly a few years ago just to check in and update each other. I recently went through countless pictures that I have of us together, spending time with her is what I remember most about my childhood and I will be forever grateful to your family and to her for being a part of my foundation. I love you all and am sending you hugs and prayers. She will be missed.
Love,
Rachel Giordano

Stacey Gordon Tolpa

November 23, 2020

Mr. & Mrs. Orlando and Family,
I’m so extremely saddened to hear of Jen’s passing. I’ve not spoken to Jen in decades but I have such fun and fond memories of Jen in the halls of IHA. We met sophomore year and she had me laughing through graduation. I remember her full of spirit and always smiling. Please accept my deepest condolences on your tremendous loss. Thinking of you and our IHA class that has lost a very special woman.

Stacey Tolpa

Wendy Plaut

November 23, 2020

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Orlando and Family,

I had known Jen since the 6th grade and was also an IHA classmate. Although we hadn’t spoken since high school graduation, this news hit me hard and I am shocked and saddened to hear about Jen’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss and send my sincere condolences to your family.

Wendy Plaut

Gena DeVirgilio (Caputo)

November 23, 2020


Dear Mr. & Mrs. Orlando & Orlando Family & Friends,

As we all received the heartbreaking news of Jen's passing, I can’t help but picture her bubbly self, bopping around the halls of IHA and her beautiful infectious smile! Our IHA Class of ‘94 Family has lost a sister. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and the entire Orlando Family and will be keeping you in my prayers. May she rest in eternal peace.

Stephanie Rizzi

November 23, 2020

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Orlando and Family,

Although I had not seen Jennifer in a few years, I consider her the most generous, kind, and caring friend that I ever had. When I felt hopeless, she was always able to make me laugh and cheer me up. I will never forget everything she brought to my life. She was a very good friend to me and to many others. I pray that you will all be able to find peace over the loss of such a bright light.

My sincere condolences,
Stephanie Rizzi

FROM THE FAMILY

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