Jeannine T. Ciliotta

jeannine ciliotta

January 22, 1938 ~ September 13, 2017

Ciliotta, Jeannine T., age 79, of Fort Lee, on September 13, 2017. She was born in Yonkers, NY and was a Freelance Editor for Pierson Publishing and the Co-founder of the Editorial Freelance Association (EFA). She received her Master's Degree from Columbia University School of International Affairs in 1968. Jeannine was fluent in Japanese and was a patron of the Opera at the Metropolitan Opera House. Devoted daughter of the late Emilio and Lea Ciliotta. Beloved sister of Louise Sharp and Claire Ciliotta. Cherished by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of her Life will be in the near future. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: September 14, 2017 2:00 pm

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. Together withy sister Lucia Verde Kopera send our deepest sympathies to Jeannine's family. We grew up together in the Bronx and then visited her frequently in Ft. Lee. We remember her for her intelligence and sense of humor.

  2. I do not remember how I got to know Jeannine, but that must have been sometime in 1968, the year I moved to New York from Japan. I worked with her to translate a Japanese book into English. That was around 1970, when she lived near Columbia University. The book is this:

    Then Jeannine went to work for an American publishing house in Tokyo, for a year (as I recall). After that, for some reason, she disappeared from my sight, although I saw her once in the lobby of McGraw-Hill Building where my office was. She appeared preoccupied.

    As a copyeditor, Jeannine taught me some interesting rules. Her opinion of certain writers was sharp.

    I regret our association lasted for only four or five years. Hiroaki Sato

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