Colleen Marie Brown | 1969 - 2012 | Obituary

Colleen Marie Brown
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Colleen Marie Brown

Born: March 20, 1969
Died: May 01, 2012

Colleen Marie Brown (nee Bush), suddenly, on May 1, 2012, of Clementon. Age 43.

Soulmate and wife of Joseph Brown, Sr. Devoted mother of Stephanie Schafer, Samantha Schafer, Rebecca Brown and Liam Brown. Beloved step-mother of Heidi Brown, Joseph Brown, Jr. (Michelle) and Casey Brown. Loving daughter of Bill and Diane (nee Mount) Bush. Dear sister of William Bush, Jr. Grandmother of Payton Brown, Joseph Brown, III and Nicholas Brown. Granddaughter of Kathleen Mount. Niece of Robert Mount, Jr. (Sue). Daughter-in-law of Patricia and Harry Hofflinger. Sister-in-law of Dawn Colofranson (Tony) and Janet Goetz (Peter). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, especially those members of her beloved HYPE.

Colleen was a 1987 graduate of Triton High School. She had been involved in Color Guard since high school and was the Director of HYPE Cadets since its inception. Colleen was a former member of The Cathedral Singers of Camden. She loved cooking for her family and friends. She was an excellent photographer.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 9pm Monday eve and 9 to 10:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 11am Tuesday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa’s RC Church, Runnemede.

Interment private.

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Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Colleen’s memory to the Colleen Bush Brown Educational Memorial Fund, Sun National Bank, 627 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108, c/o Cynthia Hill or visit

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