Danette Kroll

Danette Kroll, of Bernardsville, New Jersey passed away peacefully on August 17, 2022, surrounded by loved ones after a long and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.  Danette’s strength and bravery during this six-year fight were an inspiration to those around her who admired her fearlessness, positivity and absolute love of life, family, and friends.   


Danette was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Grosse Ile, Michigan. After graduating from college, Danette embarked on a long and successful career in the commercial architecture field concentrating exclusively on retail store design and planning. If you have ever purchased a book from Barnes & Noble, bedding from Bed Bath & Beyond, athletic apparel from Foot Locker, your shopping experience has no doubt been elevated by Danette’s design and in-store conceptual planning.  She was there guiding your shopping experience even though you did not know it.


Danette is survived by her husband, Kerry.  Theyshared a boundless love that was enhanced by their respective families. While Danette & Kerry were not blessed with children of their own, Danette was a second mother, second parent and role model to manynieces and nephews. Her love of family and willingness to share gifts of kindness to those closest to her was what filled her with joy.  Her generosity and the gentle way she touched people will surely be felt for years beyond her passing.    


Danette was predeceased by her parents, Frank & Irene Czajkowski and her sister, Maryann Valente.  


Visitation Services for Danette will be held at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ on Friday, August 26th from 4-7pm.  Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 27th at 10am at Saint James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge. For further information, or to leave and online condolence message please visit www.gcfuneralhome.com


In lieu of flowers, Donations can be sent in Danette’s memory to:  The Women’s Cancer Fund c/o Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ  07960 or online at F4MMC.org.