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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Susan Marie "Dolly" Colantoni.

 

Susan Marie “Dolly” Colantoni died peacefully on January 11, 2012, at her home at Magnolia Gardens in Toms River New Jersey.

At her request, no service will be held.

Susan was born on March 5th, 1927 to Italian immigrant parents Frank and Marie Criscuolo in New York City. Susan was happily married to Joseph Colantoni for 57 years and they raised two children together, Ann Koukos and Alfred Colantoni, until his death in 2003.

She lived most of her life in South Plainfield New Jersey. She and her husband also lived in Forked River, and Ocean, New Jersey, and after they retired they lived in Inverness and Celebration Florida. 

Susan was a working mother who owned and operated a fountain service store, worked on an assembly line, and was employed by the Asbury Park Press in the mailroom. She loved tennis, Jai-Alai, bowling, Christmas, and being with her family. Susan was a staunch Democrat.

She is survived by her children Ann and her husband George, Alfred and his wife Nicole, her grandchildren, Lisa, Laura, Joe, Terri, David and AJ, her great-grandchildren Falon, Ian, Cassie, Colin and Josephine and her siblings Albert and John Criscuolo.

Susan was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her brothers Al, Steve and Anthony, her sister Nellie, niece Marie, and nephew Frank.

Susan lived a remarkably colorful life, book to come, and will be greatly missed.

The family wants to especially thank the staff, nurses, and aids at Magnolia Gardens and the Caring Hospice personnel for providing loving care for Susan during her final days. We also want to thank Mom’s loyal and caring aid Norma for making Mom’s life in Florida fun, safe and enjoyable.

Susan was interred alongside her husband Joe at William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery on Friday, January 20, 2012.

 

Let the memory of Susan Marie "Dolly" be with us forever

 

Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County.  

 

January 12
January 12
It’s been twelve years since you left us, Dolly, yet so many little things bring you so often to mind. Just the other day I saw a Shop Rite can-can sale ad on television that made me immediately think of the early days when you, Ann, and I would go to the old Shop Rite in South Plainfield to stock up on those can-can savings. A simple trip to the grocery store became a nice memory that keeps you close in heart and mind.
January 11
January 11
I know some poets and authors are quoted continuously, I have to add you to that list. There isn't an hour that goes by that I don't refer to a "Dollyism", or life lesson you taught us. It is hard going forward without you and Dad, but you gave us the tools to survive and live our lives to the fullest. Thank you, even though I miss you I am happy you are at peace.

Love, Ann
December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023
Merry Christmas to you both. As I embark on a new medical journey it is going to be harder for me to visit as often as I do. Your Madonna will for now how I visit you both. Love Laurie
April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023
Couldn't go to visit pop today but will get there as soon as possible.... miss u both love laurie
April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023
The years have passed so quickly, 20 years ago we said goodbye to Dad on this earth, but not in what he brought to this life. He needed to rest, he lived a good life, and the world became a better place because he was in it. As my brother has so rightfully put it into words he was and is among "The Greatest of Men." We miss you both.
March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023
Happy Birthday Gram. Forever in my heart. I went to see you both this weekend. Love Laurie
March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023
Happy Birthday mom, with all my love.
Ann
February 14, 2023
February 14, 2023
Gram and Pop. I just made a visit like always. Just wanted to say Love You Both and Miss You both. Love Laurie
January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023
Gram. 
You know that I visit you and Pop all the time. I miss you both everyday sometimes more than most.  Forever in my heart both of you. Love you both.  Love Laurie. 
January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023
I remember you with love, Dolly, today and everyday. ❤️
November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022
24 anni fa e stato un giorno fantastico, tittavia nel mio mondo non e piu riconosciiuto sono venuto a trovarti invence mi manchi pip e la famiglia in generale ogni minuto di ongi giorno ti amo tutti
September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022
As you both know I stop twice a month to see you both. Love you...
September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022
So many years ago two people made a vow and a promise that lasted a lifetime and more. Remembering your Anniversary and both of you with love. 
To my parents, Happy Anniversary, Love Ann 
May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022
Buona festa della mamma,

life begins with you and continues because of you and your loving hands

March 5, 2022
March 5, 2022
Remembering your birthday with love, smiles, and warm wishes.
Love, Ann
March 5, 2022
March 5, 2022
Happy birthday grandma always in my heart and in your honor this year your Madonna will be painted professionally.  You’re never forgotten one minute of any day love and miss you Laurie. Hugs and kisses to you and pop
February 5, 2022
February 5, 2022
Please watch over me as I take this journey... I miss You and Pop everyday.. Love Laurie..
January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022
Is it days or years?  Although time passes, you remain with us everyday in so many ways. 

With Love,

Ann
January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022
I remember that day when you left us ten years ago. You loved us all and we loved you, but you were tired and ready to be with Joe again. We miss you always, Dolly, but our memories of you bring smiles.
January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022
I can remember when I used to bring clothes and we would have a fashion show - you would laugh.... I can also remember decorating your room for the contests at your place in Toms River.  You brought so much joy and happiness to everyone's life... You will never be forgotten.. Love Laurie...
March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
Was just missing you both today. Went to see you both today. Just wanted you both to know that I love you beyond the moon and stars not a minute goes by that I don’t think of you both love Laurie
March 5, 2021
March 5, 2021
Happy Birthday Mom
Birthdays are a funny thing, we don't really remember the day we were born but it starts an incredible journey. I think we celebrate birthdays while we are young to memorialize the milestones of growing up.

As adults, hopefully,we celebrate them to mark one more year of being able to be the strenght and example our children need to grow. 

For you and Uncle Johnny there were many birthdays uncelebrated and forgotten, but as you entered into adulthood you made every year a reason to celebrate who you were.

On your birthday I want to remember "Susan" often known as "Dolly", I will always remember that when you became so very tired and weary you looked at me and said help "Susan" the little girl who became an incredible women. Dolly found the strenght and determination to be everything she could. Susan the little girl just wanted to rest. So rest Susan and know that we all appreciate you each and every day.

You are always in my thoughts, in my prayers and in the way I live my life.

Love, Ann

January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021
Not a day goes by without remembering you nine years seems like yesterday. Forever in my heart both of you with love Laurie.  I will see you this weekend like always
January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021
Thinking of you today. I miss you so much. Hug Grandpa for me❤️
December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020
nonna vorremmo decorare la tua per favore per provare il meglio che potevamo la tua porta di casa e dentro, quindi ci siamo sentiti come a casa a Tom River. Ho ancora la Madonna fuori da casa mia che sta per essere ridipinta in tuo onore perché so che era molto preziosa per te. Cerco di farti visita e pop più spesso che posso dato che ho ormai capacità di guida molto limitate. sfogliare il tuo album di matrimonio e pubblicare quelle foto per far divertire tutti nella vita è stata una tale benedizione vedere se la vita da favola da vicino e personale, proprio come avevano fatto mia madre e mio padre. Buon Natale, Dio vi benedica e prendetevi cura gli uni degli altri angeli sul vostro cuscino. Amo Laurie.
September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020
September 14, wedding anniversary and a day that reminds me of my parents and the bond they had. They lived together with the ease of gentle breeze. Like everyone, the years gave them challenges and differences, but it also gave them love, understanding and happiness. Together they faced good and bad.  They were each others strength, they felt safe in each others arms.  Happy Anniversary, you remain with us always.
July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020
Pop e nonna mi mi manchi Oltre non dimenenenticherai Mai non importai cosa to amo ti amo amo oggi e domain qualnque cosa accada sono tuo nipote oggi domani e per sempre laura. Forever
March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020
Happy Birthday Mom, I thought of you on your birthday, and I think of you every day. I miss you.

Ann
March 5, 2020
March 5, 2020
Happy Birthday Dolly. I miss you and think of you often.
Love, Donna
February 2, 2020
February 2, 2020
The month of January 2020 is now history, the month where we are reminded of the day you left us. I am sad that you are not physically with us any longer, but the sadness turns into a smile almost everyday.  One of your "Dollyisms" or lessons of life seem to appear each and everyday bringing a smile to our faces. You are the reason I have more towels then anyone could ever use, more toilet paper than necessary and clothes that are washed by Dolly rules. Will Vaseline and A&D really cure everything?  The lessons of life you taught me are part of what helps me mediate people in trouble. Thank you for the gift.
I realize even more now that the most important thing we leave behind is the part of ourselves that lives on through others. You are always in my heart. Love, Ann
January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020
Miss you so much Gramma :( I think about u all the time and wishing I could call and here you say Terri Baby!!!
January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020
It doesn’t seem possible that eight years have passed since you left us, Dolly. We all think of you often, remembering things you said or did, and things you taught us that will stay with us always. Much love.
September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019
Just wanted to say love and miss you both. 
March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019
Happy Birthday Mom,
I know I am a day late, my computer has some problems and I didn't get it back until today. The years have gone by, yet time has stood still. There will always be a part of me that left with you. There will always be a part of you that stays with me. I miss you, Love , Ann
March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
Happy Birthday... Miss You today like yesterday ... Love You... Love Laurie...
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January 12
January 12
It’s been twelve years since you left us, Dolly, yet so many little things bring you so often to mind. Just the other day I saw a Shop Rite can-can sale ad on television that made me immediately think of the early days when you, Ann, and I would go to the old Shop Rite in South Plainfield to stock up on those can-can savings. A simple trip to the grocery store became a nice memory that keeps you close in heart and mind.
January 11
January 11
I know some poets and authors are quoted continuously, I have to add you to that list. There isn't an hour that goes by that I don't refer to a "Dollyism", or life lesson you taught us. It is hard going forward without you and Dad, but you gave us the tools to survive and live our lives to the fullest. Thank you, even though I miss you I am happy you are at peace.

Love, Ann
December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023
Merry Christmas to you both. As I embark on a new medical journey it is going to be harder for me to visit as often as I do. Your Madonna will for now how I visit you both. Love Laurie
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December 20, 2023
Christmas is approaching, and all the hubbub and craziness has begun.  You loved the season so much.  The religious meaning is gone and it has become a time to remember those close to you by giftgiving.  Either way, it is an extension of love to those we hold dear.  
So many years have passed since you and Dad gently left this earth, and thoughts of you are part of each day I live.   The most precious memory I have of Dad is watching him and Uncle Danny warm their hands over a fire in an old barrel to get extra money for Christmas gifts for us. He was a man who was selfless when it came to his family.  My warmest memories of you are when you would freely laugh at something, some memories only those close to you would know, like vasoline and A+D are all you need in life. lol  Lemon and water could cure the world.  
I have relied on both of you in many ways throughout my life.  I am thankful for all the wonderful chaos of extended family when I was young and for a brother, who, although we are not intertwined in our lives, is someone who is always there for me.
So when I put the Pixies on the tree you will be there with me.  Love, Ann

A little goodbye, but a lifelong of remembering

January 11, 2023
Today we remember so profoundly the day we said goodbye to you in an earthly way,  but it was such a small part of who you were.  A lot changed that day, we can no longer see the penetrating eyes that said so much or the laugh that was quiet but from the heart,  or reach out and give you a hug; but, you live in all of us every day in more ways than we can count.    Love, Ann

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January 3, 2023
You and Pop both know than 4 times a month.  Your Madonna is still safe and sound with me and always will be.  Thank you for everything you taught  me.  You both will in my heart forever..  Lover Laurie  

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