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Beatrice L. (Wagner) Colby

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Beatrice L. (Wagner) Colby

AGE: 85 • Carteret

Beatrice L. (Wagner) Colby, 85, of Carteret, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at home. Born in Newark, she was raised in Bloomfield and moved to Carteret in 1953. She relocated to Kendall Park in 2010 before moving back to Carteret in 2012. Mrs. Colby was a communicant of St. Joseph RC Church in Carteret and St. Augustine of Cantebury RC Church in Kendall Park. She volunteered regularly in St. Joseph's parish office in the food pantry, the thrift shop, and as a counter. She was a member of and served as treasurer/secretary for the Carteret Senior Citizens Evening Group and the AARP Chapter 3446 in Edison.

Mrs. Colby was predeceased by her parents, Hans and Catherine (Schaller) Wagner; her husband of 51 years, Kenneth A. Colby in 2004 and her sisters, Anna Wagner , Irene Limpert and Katherine Colby. She is survived by her son, Thomas Colby and his wife, Debra; her daughters, Catherine Rivera and her husband, Jose; Susan Colby and her husband, Robert Witanek; Deborah Slavin and her husband, Matthew; and Carol Valosin and her husband, Michael. Mrs. Colby is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place Friday 8:30 AM at the Rumpf Funeral Home, 21 Locust Street, Carteret, NJ. We will begin leaving the funeral home at 9:00 AM for a 9:30 Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph RC Church, Carteret. Entombment will follow at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the St. Joseph's Church food pantry; 55 High Street: Carteret, NJ 07008 or to the Martin and Edith Stein Hospice; 49 Veronica Avenue, #206; Somerset, NJ 08873.



Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 4, 2014
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