Caroline Tarantino

Obituary of Caroline Tarantino

Caroline Tarantino, 80, of Howell Township passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold. Caroline was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Spotswood, and lived in Fords before moving to Freehold in 2014. She worked as a legal secretary for many years in various locations. Caroline enjoyed dancing, crocheting, and 50’s music. She was a dog lover and enjoyed spending time in the garden, planting all sorts of flowers. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.

Caroline was predeceased by her son, Joseph Tarantino, Jr., and her parents, Conrad and Madeline Draudt. She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph Tarantino of Freehold; son, Frank Tarantino and his wife, Robin of Fords; daughters, Joanna Tarantino of Freehold, and Anna Tarantino-Mann of Exeter, PA; grandchildren, Jeffrey Alex Mann and his fiancée, Mia Perrino, and Joseph Matthew Mann; brother, Richard Draudt; niece, Ellen Gros and her husband, Christopher; and nephew, Christopher Draudt.

All arrangements are private and under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For information or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit

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