Mendham & Peapack
Obituary of Colleen Dudek
Colleen Patricia Dudek, 55, passed away January 11, 2019. Colleen was born on October 15, 1963 to Patricia Ellen (Roland) McFadden and the late Thomas Cornelius McFadden in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Colleen attended St. James elementary school in Basking Ridge and Oak Knoll School in Summit, where she was a standout field hockey player, before graduating from the University of Richmond with a Finance degree in 1985.
Colleen married Richard Dudek of Chicago, Illinois in 1992 and together they had four children - Clay, Tristan, Quinn and Brock. They resided mostly in the Philadelphia area's western suburbs, including Malvern for the past 11 years.
After a successful professional career, Colleen became a full-time mother and homemaker. She enjoyed playing tennis, gardening and spending time at the family lake house in Eagles Mere. One of her favorite activities was competing in the annual Eagles Mere canoe race. She remained a big University of Richmond Spider fan and enjoyed reconnecting with her classmates from the Class of ’85. Colleen was known to many as vibrant, athletic and creative. When it came to her children, she was a nurturing and caring mother who was deeply proud of all her sons' accomplishments.
Colleen is survived by her husband, Richard M. Dudek and her four sons, Clayton Michael Dudek, Tristan Richard Dudek, Quinn Thomas Dudek, Brock Roland Dudek; her mother, Patricia Ellen McFadden; her three siblings, Thomas C. McFadden, Jr., MD, Brian R. McFadden and Kerrie A. Mayer; and 6 nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Saint James, 184 S. Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 and all are also welcome to visit from 10:00-11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Contributions in Colleen’s memory may be made to your preferred children's charity or the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), 1411 K Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005, www.melanoma.org.
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