Albert Cornelius Donnelly

Albert C. Donnelly

Beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather


Albert C. Donnelly, 79, of Caldwell, NJ, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020.

Services trusted to the Codey & Jones Funeral Home of Caldwell. Funeral arrangements will be held privately. A memorial service will be planned at a later date when all who knew and loved Big Al will be able to gather to honor his legacy. To share a condolence with the family, please visit

Born in Jersey City, NJ, Albert was the son of John and Helen (Turocy) Donnelly.

Al was a longtime resident of the Caldwells. He was a truck driver all his life until he retired from Yellow Freight in Pine Brook, NJ. However, his greatest joy in life was his family and making them the center of his life.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years, Carmela "Cookie" M. (Coppolino) Donnelly; devoted children, Christine Donnelly and Paul (Brandi) Donnelly; cherished grandchildren, Nicholas, Anna and Victoria; loving siblings, John Donnelly and Mary Ann Albrecht, and their families;  longtime father-in-law and and partner in crime, Fred Coppolino; dear siblings-in-law of Catherine Coppolino and David Coppolino.

Al was predeceased by his parents; a son, Mark Donnelly; brother James Donnelly and his little grandson, Henry William Donnelly.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Al to St. Jude Children's Hospital ( would be deeply appreciated.