Catherine Barbara Colwell (Spain), 80, of Rockaway, formerly of East Hanover and Kearny, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2019. Barbara devoted her life to educating and nurturing. She worked many years as a 1st Grade Teacher in North Arlington and also taught overseas in Army Bases in France and Germany. She was a proud member of AAUW, and was a friend, mentor and coach to countless. Barbara loved to travel the world with friends and family. She had a strong faith with a particular devotion to the Blessed Mother and served as Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Church.
Beloved wife of the late George. Devoted mother of George B. Colwell, his wife Karen, Chris Colwell and his husband Rahsaan Burroughs. Dear sister of the late Terry.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral on Friday assembling at the funeral home at 9am followed by the funeral mass at Holy Family Church in Florham Park at 10am. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Please feel free to wear Barbara’s favorite color, Purple, to her services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
AAUW Mt. Lakes Branch Scholarship Fund, Mail to: Karen Shumpert, 140 E. 7th Street, Apt. 4A, New York, NY 10009.
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