Colleen P. Roche

Died: Fri., Jan. 1, 2021


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ROCHE, COLLEEN P., 61, of Barnegat, N.J., passed away Friday, January 1, 2021.  She was born in Camden, N.J., residing in Medford, N.J. most of her life, Belvidere, N.J. for 18 years, and several other places before moving to Barnegat.  Colleen attended Centenary College, Hackettstown, N.J.  She worked for St. Barnabas Hospital, as a medical record technician.  She was a member of Parsippany Presbyterian Church, Parsippany, N.J. 

Colleen was predeceased by her father Robert Engel, step-father Richard Brown and sister Kathleen Engel.  She is survived by her husband Martin Roche, daughters Tricia Cifelli and husband Alex, Ashley Gardner and husband Sean, and Jamie Goldberg and husband Devin, mother Patricia Brown, brothers Robert Engel, and Michael Brown, sisters Suzanne Keeler, Linda Engel, and Bonnie Brown, along with grandchildren Peyton and Christian Cifelli, Cayden Young, Jackson and Rylee Goldberg, and many nephews and nieces. 

WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J. is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers make donations to St. Jude Hospital or Star 99.1 one of her favorite radio stations.  

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Jean DeLauro
   Posted Sat January 16, 2021
I am so saddened for this great loss of a wonderful person. I worked with Colleen at Barnabas Behavioral. She always had a smile on and in her voice ! She loved her family and grandkids as he spoke of them often when we shared our lunch break together. We all had lots of laughs ! Colleen would always lend a hand or have some wisdom to share. My heart hurts that she is gone. Heaven had gained a beautiful Angel and I now that she is watching over all of us.

Tricia Cifelli
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
Mom,
I just want to let you know how much you meant to me and everyone else! The kids and I miss you so much along with everyone else. The stories people have shared with us and the memories they have of you just show how truly special you were. You touched people’s lives everywhere you went. Your coworkers and people who barely knew you had such good things to say about you. I hope you truly knew how much everyone loved/loves you. You will forever be our guardian angel now and I know you will be with always. I wish you were still here with us on earth and what I wouldn’t give to have just one more day, one more minute with you, to tell you how special you were to me. We always take for granted that people will always be around and the truth is tomorrow is never given so live life as if today was your last. I never understood that until now. I always thought we would have tomorrow and now we don’t! I love you mom always and forever. Until we meet again please look over us.


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