Colleen P Winters

May 1, 1950 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Colleen Patricia Winters, 73, of Fair Haven, passed away on September 5, 2023 at Jersey Shore Medical Center following a brief illness.
Colleen was born in Newark, NJ to John and Katherine (Hedigan) Crane and was raised in Middletown with her nine siblings. There she met and married the love of her life, John Winters, moving to Fair Haven in the early 1970’s. They built a life together, worked hard and raised three sons and a daughter.
After 42 years of marriage, Colleen lost John in 2013, but she carried on as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, and her home in Fair Haven remained the center of family life. Her door was always open to them and to their friends, whether for a treat from her amply stocked pantry, a coffee, or a just a break from playing in the neighborhood.
Colleen had a talent for design and a love of beautiful aesthetics. She was a gifted florist, having owned and operated Petal Pusher Florist in Middletown with her husband John and then working beside her sisters and brother in law for years at Harmony Florist in North Middletown. Colleen’s floral arrangements graced the tables at countless weddings and other celebrations for family and friends. She enjoyed shopping and travel, particularly to Cape May, NJ. Every St. Patrick’s Day family and friends eagerly anticipated her Irish soda bread, crafted from a recipe carried down through generations.
Colleen was a warm conversationalist, attentive and welcoming to those brought into her circle, was always up for a laugh, and took the well-intentioned teasing by her children and grandchildren in good stride.
Colleen’s devotion to her children and grandchildren was boundless; she was always at the ready to help, was in integral part of their lives and took tremendous pride in all of their accomplishments.
Colleen is survived by her four children; Ryan (Kristen) Winters of Rumson. Jamie (Courtney) Winters of Fair Haven, Shawn (Erin) Winters of Port Monmouth, and Tiffany (Marcus) Onni of Fair Haven, and her nine grandchildren, Caden, Nolan, Kellen, James, John, Emma, Lindsey, Logan and Liam.
Also surviving are Colleen’s sisters Karen Thompson and Kathleen Brogan, and brothers John and his wife Robin Crane, Kevin Crane and Daniel Crane, along with countless nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, John and Katherine Crane, her husband John Winters, her brother Thomas Crane and her sisters Maureen Appaneal and Eileen O’Leary.
Family and friends may visit on Thursday, September 14th from 4-7pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 15th, 10am, at Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd., Fair Haven, NJ. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown, NJ.

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September 14, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John E. Day Funeral Home
85 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

September 15, 2023

10:00 AM to TBD
Church of the Nativity
180 Ridge Rd.
Fair Haven, NJ 07704


Fair View Cemetery- Middletown, NJ

Middletown, NJ


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