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Community Updates Blog: Residents

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Peter Marzano

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week, the spotlight is on Peter Marzano, who moved to Crane’s Mill in May of 2020. Mr. Marzano grew up in Newark, attending East Side High School before serving in the Army during World War II. Mr. Marzano had a long career in law enforcement, including 28 years as a Newark police officer. He enjoys playing cards and spending time with his family, who live close to the community. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Annette Busch

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Ms. Busch moved from Florida to Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Annette Busch moved to Crane’s Mill in 2017 from Delray Beach, Florida. Ms. Busch has three children and seven grandchildren. She has a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College and a M.A. degree from Hofstra University. Ms. Busch was a teacher of Spanish and English, and enjoys writing poetry and song lyrics. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Tony Cirillo

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Mr. Cirillo can be seen in our We’re Back campaign video, celebrating residents removing their masks and showing their smiles! This week’s neighbor is Tony Cirillo, who moved to Crane’s Mill from New York City in 2016. Mr. Cirillo is a friendly conversationist who can be seen talking with any number of people in the Towne Square lobby. Mr. Cirillo provided this spirited “We’re Back!” for our recent campaign video, and when someone delivers a performance with this much gusto, it’s worth repeating! …Read More »


Wally Reiling

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Wally Reiling

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Wally Enjoys Performing On Stage with the Crane’s Mill Drama Club Wally Reiling became a Crane’s Mill resident in May 2019. Wally is well-known around campus for his friendly demeanor and quick-witted sense of humor. Wally owned a toy manufacturing company, and enjoys sports and movies. He also has a passion for acting. In fact, he was integral in founding Crane’s Mill’s Drama Club, which meets twice per month and is currently working on their next performance. …Read More »


Lois poses with an award-winning painting

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Lois Schnell

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Lois Schnell enjoys everything our West Caldwell retirement community has to offer Lois Schnell is an independent living resident who is graceful, friendly, and talented. Lois is an accomplished painter, interpreting a wide range of subjects in vivid, colorful creations.   Lois enjoys all different Crane’s Mill programs, and has been the featured artist on the organization’s Christmas card on more than one occasion. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Charlotte Mandel

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Charlotte Mandel is a published author, poet, and Crane’s Mill resident This week’s Neighbor is Charlotte Mandel, a long-time Crane’s Mill resident. Charlotte is a friend to many residents and staff members and is well-known as a published author and poet who has given readings right here on campus. Recently, Charlotte presented a program to residents via Zoom titled “A Poet’s Journey: From Coney Island to The Land of Canaan” covering her beginnings and evolution of her life as a poet. She also contributed an original poem to our community’s Wall …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Lynne Palmer

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Lynne Palmer and her husband Archie became Crane’s Mill residents in 2013, moving from Glen Ridge to a cottage in the West Caldwell, New Jersey retirement community. Lynne is a nature enthusiast and accomplished artist who creates using watercolor and oil paints. She began to embrace her artistic side full-time after retiring in 2008 from a 40-year career as a social worker. Mrs. Palmer, who has studied at the Oakside Cultural Center, the Yard School at the Montclair Art Museum, and The Art Garage, also hones her skills by participating in …Read More »


Anita enjoys outdoor dining

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Anita Goodwyn

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Anita Goodwyn has lived at Crane’s Mill for 17 years. Anita is friendly and outgoing, and can be found in Towne Square for early-morning exercise in the fitness center. The multi-talented Mrs. Goodwyn is the director of the Crane’s Mill chorus and always the first in line to perform at the annual talent show. …Read More »


Outdoor Dining at Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Richard Carter

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week’s neighbor is Richard Carter. Mr. Carter is well-known around campus as a friendly, kindhearted, and easygoing friend to residents and staff alike. Mr. Carter is involved in so many campus activities including the Millstream newsletter, the library committee, model train room, and grounds committee. He can be seen exercising in the fitness center or walking our outdoor trails. …Read More »


Crane's Mill - Meet Estelle

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Estelle Naunton

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Estelle Naunton lives in a Creekside Cottage with large rooms, high ceilings, outdoor space, and a two-car garage–perfect for storing that convertible!   Take a glimpse into Estelle’s life here at Crane’s Mill and how she has benefited from making a move to the area’s top senior living community (filmed prior to COVID-19). …Read More »