June 27, 2011
Colleen Cullen (nee: Novicki), 44, of Union, died on June 27, 2011 at UMDNJ, Newark. Formerly of North Arlington, she moved to Union 12 years ago. A graduate of Kean University, she devoted her life to teaching special needs children. She was employed for the State of New Jersey's Sunny Days Program for the past 5 years and, prior to that, for the Cerebral Palsy Center in Belleville. Colleen was also a supporter of Autism Speaks.
She is survvied by her loving husband Brian Cullen and precious daughter Rylina Cullen. She is the beloved daughter of Stanley & Rosemary Novicki and cherished sister of Karen Mastrofilippo, Kathy Maucuso, and Thomas Novicki.
Visiting will be on Wednesday, June 29th from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. at the Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ (map, directions). Relatives and friends are invited to return to the funeral home on Thursday morning, June 30th at 10:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:15 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington (map, directions). Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington (map, directions).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Autism Speaks Foundation.
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