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Ana E. Collazo
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Ana E. Collazo (Annie), age 68, joined her beloved sisters and brother in heaven on January 15, 2022. She is survived by her soul mate and unwavering partner of 43 years, Richard Brown, their two daughters, Rachel Read (Scott Read) and Alyssa Brown, along with her greatest joys in life, her grandchildren, Maddox & Cecelia. Annie was a sister to eight and the world's best Titi to her nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Family was her world.

Annie was a loyal friend to countless people, including many who ventured into Wawa during her overnight shifts.Those that knew Annie will remember her unique ability to make them feel special, as if they were the most important person in the world. Annie truly knew how to live: she loved beyond measure; she was the life of every party; and modeled living life to the fullest. She would joke that she was a cat that had nine lives, yet used twelve. She might best be remembered, however, for showing everyone the type of unconditional love they deserved and needed: telling you when you were wrong but loving you anyway, wearing her heart on her sleeve, and loving fiercely. Throughout her fight with cancer, she was a warrior-battling to be with those she loved.

Annie also expressed her love through cooking; she shared food, recipes, and memories with all. Many will remember her laughing, crying, and telling stories at the kitchen table. Annie's only greater passion was conquering cancer. She admired the doctors that helped her, and showed gratitude for the "bonus" years she was granted through God and health care, following her initial diagnosis in 2012.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation from 10am to 12noon Sunday, January 23, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

For health and safety reasons, the family encourages the wearing of face masks and to practice safe gathering protocols.

Interment is private at the request of the family.

A dedication mass will be scheduled in the future.

Annie was an advocate for cancer screening and research. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie's name may be made to Stand Up to Cancer by visiting https://standuptocancer.org.

Those unable to attend the visitation in person may do so virtually by visiting the link below beginning 10am Sunday:

https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/3561965894

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Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede
126 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ 08078
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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E Elliot Morales Rodriguez on Jan 23, 2022

CandleI remember being a 6-year-old visiting and hanging out at Tia Maria's home with mi Prima Anna. Although she was older than my brother Alvin and me, she seemed to enjoy our company and would always sit to watch TV with us. We celebrated her and my oldest brother Edwin's high school graduation from Woodrow Wilson way back in 1972. It was a very happy occasion; hugs and many pictures were taken with a Kodak Instamatic camara. During my Christmas break in 1980 she gave me a gift which I was surprised and very grateful to receive. It was a nice fancy pen. Anna showed me she had faith in me and knew I would use the pen to sign important things in my future. I signed my first serious job with it. I believe every college student needs faith and encouragement from their family, and Anna gave me that on that Christmas day. Last year during her trip to Florida we spoke on the phone for about an hour. We had 41 years of catching up and we shared many past memories during that conversation. It was funny that several weeks later after returning to Jersey she misdialed my number while she was working in the kitchen and again, we got to talk some more. I'm thankful I was able to have these moments with her, even if it was just on the phone. You will always be in my memories mi Prima Anna. QDEP, Elliot Morales Rodriguez

A Annie Collazo on Jan 23, 2022

Titi Anna I can't imagine seeing your name in an obituary. It now reminds me why you and I share the same name. My Mommy loved you unconditionally and I got the pleasure of learning that kind of love for you, myself. Your boldness to speak your mind, encouraged me to do the same. Your freedom to dance and sing, showed us to appreciate every day, regardless the circumstances we're are facing. You never complained. Your continued strength to live, love and laugh is what will keep us smiling. I am confident that you and Mommy are watching over me and interceding for me in heaven, as you both did for me here on earth. I will forever keep your memories in my heart and do your name (that is a part of me) proud. You are so loved and will be missed by many. So until we meet again, Rest Peacefully.

R Ruth Ortolaza-Colon on Jan 22, 2022

CandleI will forever treasure the phone calls from Titi Nina when she would call me every other week to say Tuti make sure the bathroom is cleaned and your room is cleaned because I’m coming to get you for the weekend! She knew those would always be the terms and conditions from my mom (her sister/bff) in order for me to spend the weekend at her house and it would be the only house she would allow me to stay the entire weekend but with dropping me back off for Sunday service. I will certainly miss hearing you say where’s MY Tuti or how is my Tuti doing or the famous Spanish phrase (Dios te Cuide). Continued prayers for the Brown/Collazo family for strength. We were certainly bless with a great legacy and we shall keep her legacy going. I love you to the moon and back πŸ’œ

R Ruth Ortolaza-Colon on Jan 22, 2022

Our party Queen πŸ‘‘

R Ruth Ortolaza-Colon on Jan 22, 2022

Our party Queen πŸ‘‘

R Rebecca Nieves on Jan 22, 2022

My Deepest Condolenses To The Family….

C CarmenHollis on Jan 22, 2022

I will always love you to the , Heavens, Moon and Back!!!

C Carmen Hollis on Jan 22, 2022

Titi Nina loved her Kaylita. She would look forward to Kayla β€˜s postings and funny videos for a good laugh. She would say I absolutely love it. How free spirited her great niece was. I said yeah just like yours! Lol

G Gardner Funeral Home on Jan 21, 2022

j joanne Shaw on Jan 20, 2022

MAY YOUR HEARTS SOON BE FILLED WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF JOYFUL TIMES TOGETHER AS YOU CELBRATE A LIFE WELL LIVED

j joanne Shaw on Jan 20, 2022

AS THE DAYS AND WEEKS PASS AND AS YOU RETURN TO LIFE'S ROUTINE, MAY YOU CONTINUE TO FEEL COMFORTED BY THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS

m mccra60@gmail.com on Jan 19, 2022

CandleI didn't know Ana personally, but feel that I do. Her Beautiful personality was shared with me by her Niece Evelyn Lomax who Loved Her Dearly !! My Prayer is that God will continue to Bless Ana's Entire Family, and The Legacy She leaves to All who lives She touched will give them the Strength needed during this difficult time and beyond. God Bless !!
Chrissy McKim

K Kathy Samalonis on Jan 19, 2022

We are truly sorry for your loss. Ana’s presence on King Street will be sadly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Samalonis Family.

g george roman on Jan 19, 2022

g george roman on Jan 19, 2022

G George Roman on Jan 19, 2022

G George Roman on Jan 19, 2022

G George Roman on Jan 19, 2022

G George Roman on Jan 19, 2022

E Evelyn Lomax on Jan 18, 2022

My prayers for the family who I love so much... God's purpose has been fulfilled and your journey has left a legacy here. You left a little of you inside of each and one of us. We will continue keep your memory alive each day. You will be missed immensely. Until we meet again. My sweet Nina...
Love always, Pepe :)
p.s. you were the only who was allowed to call me pepe, oxoxox.

E Evelyn Lomax on Jan 18, 2022

I love you forever and ever, always in my heart πŸ’•

E Evelyn Lomax on Jan 18, 2022

I love you forever and ever, always in my heart πŸ’•

H Hector Collazo on Jan 17, 2022

H Hector Collazo on Jan 17, 2022

H Hector Collazo on Jan 17, 2022

H Hector Collazo on Jan 17, 2022

H Hector Collazo on Jan 17, 2022

A ANNA COLLAZO on Jan 17, 2022

To my Tocaya, a strong super woman, had a heart of gold, always happy, the life of the party, would make anyone laugh, give you the shirt off her back to whoever needed it. Loved all her nieces, nephews, and especially her grandkids. An outstanding mother, sister, cousin, wife, caretaker, wife simply a WONDER WOMAN. That was my beloved Anna, she has left many memories and will never be forgotten for she has left so many memories in our hearts that she will go down in history in our hearts and live there forever. Till we meet again precious cousin, it was a joy and honor meeting and sharing time with you, whicj I shaall treasure each and everyone till we meet each other again. May Father God continue to bless your journey and blessings to your spirit and soul. Virtual hugs namita. Te amo 4ever.

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