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Renee C. Cirranello

September 19, 1937 - May 17, 2017

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Renee C. Cirranello
September 19, 1937 - May 17, 2017

Renee C. Cirranello left us on May 17, 2017. Born Renate Charlotte Gaefke on September 19, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of Otto Walter Eduard Gaefke and Ella Gertrud Gaefke (Buchholz). She graduated from high school and attended the Berlin School of the Arts for a short time, and always remained a painter and artist throughout her life. She came to America as an Au pair in 1961 and married Anthony "Tony" Alphonso Cirranello on March 23,1963. She worked briefly at...

Renee C. Cirranello
September 19, 1937 - May 17, 2017

Renee C. Cirranello left us on May 17, 2017. Born Renate Charlotte Gaefke on September 19, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of Otto Walter Eduard Gaefke and Ella Gertrud Gaefke (Buchholz). She graduated from high school and attended the Berlin School of the Arts for a short time, and always remained a painter and artist throughout her life. She came to America as an Au pair in 1961 and married Anthony "Tony" Alphonso Cirranello on March 23,1963. She worked briefly at Bank of America as a secretary when they lived in Oakland CA in the early 60's. In 1964 they moved back to Bayonne NJ, and ultimately settled in Lakewood, NJ for 17 years where they raised their two children. In 1989 they built their dream home and moved to Millstone, New Jersey where they lived for 10 years before retiring to Parrish, Florida in 2000. Renee was an artist and homemaker throughout her life, and a passionate advocate for the environment and animal and wildlife protection. She is survived by her husband Anthony, their two children Francesca Ripple (Don), from Owatonna, MN and son, Anthony "Tony" Vincent Cirranello (Andrea), from Stuart, FL. Renee is also survived by her two younger sisters, Gigi Odom, of Panama City, Florida and Jutta Crawford, who lives in Spain. Renee is also survived by her two grandchildren, Morgan Dickson, who lives in Orlando, FL and Mark "Buddy" Dickson, who lives in Rochester, MN.

A private memorial will be held at Groover Funeral Home and Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that to honor Renee, donations can be made in her name to the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN or the World Wildlife Fund.

International Wolf Center: http://www.wolf.org/support/donate-options/

World Wildlife Fund: https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=main_onetime&s_src=AWE1700OQ18618A01526RX