Diane P. Cifelli

November 23, 2023
Obituary Image

Diane P. Cifelli Obituary



Diáne P. Cifelli, formerly of Harrison, NJ peacefully entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 23, 2023.     


The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison, NJ on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:15 am.  A funeral mass will be offered at Holy Cross Church, Harrison at 10:00 am. Her entombment will follow in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.  Friends and relatives may visit from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, December 1st and Saturday morning after 8:30 am.


Born in New York City to Philip and Diáne Gulder, Diáne was raised in Kearny before moving to Harrison when she was married. She later moved to Cranford, and then to Middletown two years ago.   


Diáne started her career as a teacher at St. Cecilia’s School in Kearny. She then worked for the Harrison Board of Education as a 5th Grade Teacher for many years, as well as serving as a Truancy Officer for the Board.  She attended high school at Mount Saint Dominick’s, Caldwell College for Women, and later Jersey City State College where she earned a Masters Degree in Reading.   


She was a member of many organizations locally, including:  The Harrison Board of Education, Harrison Cancer League, Harrison Lions Club, The Arlington Players Club and was most proud of serving in the Girls Scouts of America in many capacities for over 70 years.


In her own words, Diáne, “Loved nature, trees, sunsets, birds, books, children, home, family, lakes, playing tennis, swimming, her country house and participating in anything to do with the Girl Scouts.”   


Diáne is survived by her loving daughter Beth Cifelli-Lambe, and son in law Louis Lambe, cherished grandchildren, Gabrielle and Patrick, adored pets, Max and Sasha.  She was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Cifelli in 2005 and her parents, Philip and Diáne Guldner.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Harrison Lions Club in care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Diáne. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at





To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Diane P. Cifelli, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Diane P. Cifelli?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Diane P.'s memory.


December 1, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mulligan Funeral Home
331 Cleveland Ave
Harrison, NJ 07029

Funeral Mass
December 2, 2023

10:00 AM
Holy Cross Church (Harrison)

Entombment following Funeral Mass
December 2, 2023

11:15 AM
Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington,, NJ 07031


© 2024 Mulligan Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility