Francis X. "Buddy" Colton

May 16, 2011

Colton, Francis Obituary

Francis X "Buddy" Colton, of Kearny, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 16th at his residence in Kearny.  He was 82.  

Born in East Newark, NJ he lived most of his life in Kearny, NJ.  Buddy proudly served in the Army during WWII.  He was employed with Worthington Pump in Harrison as a graphic designer then with Dresser Industries as a consultant.  He retired in 1998 after 30 years of service.  

He is predeceased by his brothers, Alan, Edward, John & Eugene Colton and his sisters, Claire Marshall, Estelle Maguire & Agnes Grogan.  He is the beloved husband of the late Martha (nee: Wilson). Cherished father of William F. & his wife Christine Colton.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.   

Visitation at the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ (map, directions) on Thursday, May 19th from 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.   The Funeral will be on Friday, May 20th beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home.   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen Church, Kearny (map, directions) at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ (map, directions).

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