Dorothy Stevens (1926 - 2014)

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Dorothy Stevens

AGE: 87 • Colonia

Dorothy (Dottie) Stevens, 87, of Colonia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014. She died at home with her family by her side.

Born Dorothy Elizabeth Torppey in 1926, raised in Newark, she graduated from Arts High School. She worked for Hyatt Roller Bearing and married her one and only sweetheart Roy Stevens in 1948. They moved to Colonia in 1955 and raised their 5 children there.

Dorothy was a member of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ. She was a homemaker and volunteered for many services over the years. She worked for 15 years as a home health aide for Middlesex County Visiting Nurses in New Brunswick. She was a Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout Leader, Den Mother and Pioneer Girls Leader at Woodbridge Gospel Church.

She loved to bake, sew, cook, read, and do crossword puzzles. She was happiest with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and will be missed by them.

She is predeceased by her husband, Roy (1992), son Jeff, and son-in-law Ken in 2013. Survived by Jeff's wife Diane. Her children Liz Zinze, Wes, Laurie and husband Al Salvatore, Dave and wife Diane. Grandchildren Andrea and husband Ian Venittelli, Amy, and Dana Zinze, and her four great-grandchildren Anthony, Trevor, Olivia and Connor. Also survived by her brother Jack Torppey and wife Ruth, sister Patricia Cockerline and sister-in-law Althea Storsberg, and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 10th at 9 am in the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt.27) Metuchen. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden. Visitation will be on Monday from 4-8 pm. To send condolences visit

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Costello-Runyon Funeral Home
568 Middlesex Ave Metuchen, NJ 08840
(732) 548-0149
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Published in Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on June 8, 2014