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Karen Marie Colello

January 14 , 1949 - May 14, 2024

Karen Marie Onofri Colello, 75, of Hamilton, NJ, went home to be with her savior on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Serenity Hospice Inpatient Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton.


Born in Trenton, NJ, she was a longtime Hamilton area resident. She was active in the Holy Angles School PTA, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Holy Angels and St. Raphael Alumni Association, and Girl Scouts.  She was a life member of the Rusling Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary and the State of New Jersey Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary.


Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Gloria (Bresnen) Onofri; sister Antoinette Procaccini and brother-in-law, Frank Procaccini; she is survived by her loving husband of  52 years, James Colello; a daughter, Annemarie (Jason) Fungi; son James Colello, III; grandsons, Nicholas and Jacob, Spahr; two sisters, Michele  (Frank) Cuiule and Kathleen (Louis) Mattiello; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many other relatives and friends.


Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ.


Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum, Hamilton.


There will be no calling hours.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Karen’s name may be made to the Historical Society of Hamilton Township, Isaac Pearson Fund, PO Box 11271, Hamilton, NJ 08620.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Homes, Hamilton.





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Prayers headed up and ongoing, dear friend. You are a true shining legacy of your mother and she’ll forever be watching over you from heaven. With love, Megan J. Martine


Deepest sympathies my dear friend! We are grieving with you and the family during this difficult time. Love Lisa, David, and boys



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