Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


Sarita A. Colon

18 juin , 197412 juillet , 2019

Sarita Colon, 45 years of age passed away peacefully late evening on Friday, July 12th at Southern Ocean Medical Center surrounded by her family and loved ones. She is survived by her spouse of 15 years Kenneth Colon and their three beautiful daughters; Yasmin, Skye and Jadyn; the beloved sister to Shane Formica and wife Joanne, Barry Formica and wife Amanda and Daniel Formica; beloved Aunt to Andrew & Amelia Formica, Travis & Olivia Formica, Keira Formica, Evan Colon and Cristiano Gallo, Giavanna & Arianna Colon. She is also survived by her loving parents, Ronald and Sandra Formica.

Sarita was born in Ipswich, England on June 18th, 1974 and came over to the U.S. in the year 2000. Sarita really enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends and was a very proud mother, sister and aunt. She worked at Southern Ocean Medical Center since 2001 as a Unit Secretary and will be remembered by all of her coworkers as being loving, friendly and giving her all every day including her big beautiful smile.

A special thank you goes out to friends and staff at Southern Ocean Medical Center for taking such attentive care.

Funeral Services will be held at Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ on Sunday, July 21st open to the public from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM and a private reception to follow for family.

In Lieu of flowers please consider donating to Sarita Colon’s GoFundMe page online to help support her beautiful girls at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/saritas-courageous-fight-fund

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  • Memorial Service dimanche, 21 juillet , 2019
  • Sarita Colon dimanche, 21 juillet , 2019


Sarita A. Colon


Nancy Hughes

21 juillet , 2019

Laughter Echoing the hallways, the smell of good coffee, sideway writing on Kardexs’s, the little yelp of delight when orange lifesavers were available , wet hair in the morning, eyes lighting up when telling stories about the girls, the pep in her step when one her besties was in close proximity, the lovely voice on The other end of the phone saying oh honey, I can put that in, the same voice proclaiming ooh Bloody hell. ❤️

Joanne Haddon

20 juillet , 2019

You and I was best friends at high school and still kept in contact friends forever I was heart broken when you moved to America . But we made so many memories and my school life was such a giggle having you as a side kick they were the best days !!!! I stayed at your house in theddlethorpe often . we made a tape and on it was salt and pepper push it and ride on time by black box and we filled it up with just those two songs and played it over and over again I will always think of you when I hear them singing into your hair brush one of the last things we spoke about was me coming over and us having a drink and a cigarette legally laughing (haha sorry Sandra) . You was always laughing and smiling and my life was so much richer having you in it I will be thinking of you all Sandra shane and all the family and her beautiful girls and kenny ❤️ By for now gorgeous girl see you again one day love you Sarita with all my heart xoxoxo

Mary Bremer

19 juillet , 2019

My Beautiful little Sis , you were truly the most remarkable woman, a loving and proud mum, Wife , Daughter, Sister , Aunt and a special friend to so many ,
we had such fun in our times together in Eastbourne , sharing a flat , many a long night talking about family xxx you had the closest bond with your mum , dad and brothers . when you left the uk to rejoin the family back in the usa , it was lovely to see the life you built for yourself and i was over the moon when we reconnected thanks to the power of facebook ,i had always hoped to be able to come and visit you all one day but never managed to fullfill that wish , , you will be so greatly missed , that smile, laugh ,and the naughty twinkle in your eyes , the best hugs ever , a friend beyond all friends but rest assured you will never be forgotten, sleep tight my little sis , Love you Always

Stacy Humphries

19 juillet , 2019

I went to HS with Sarita, she was a very sweet girl. She was one of the very first people I met in that school having come there in the middle of Junior year and she opened her heart to me, the new girl and sat with me at lunch and made me feel welcome in a new school. She was always so nice to everyone and I wont ever forget her kindness. I didnt know her after HS unfortunately but would have loved to but of course as it goes people grow up and life gets in the way. My heart goes out to her family, kids and husband as they try and move forward without her. I have a couple photos of her but unfortunately they are packed in a box and I am unable to get them at the moment however, when I do, I will be sure to try and share them with her family.

barbara broadt

17 juillet , 2019

We were so lucky to have you as a part of the SOMC family for the all these years you touched so many lives including mine. Your bubbly personality, beautiful smile, your eye wink and that wavy hair....all unforgettable. you helped me tremendously while I went thru my own cancer journey, we compared notes and encouraged each other over the past few years, I am forever grateful for you in my life. You touched so many lives you will always be in our hearts. bless your beautiful family.

Sherill Alteros-Smith

15 juillet , 2019

Sarita had a beautiful, infectious smile and truly a great sense of humor. Working with her meant a day that was always fun, and a bit crazy. She always talked about her wonderful family with a twinkle in her eye. I'll miss you Sarita, lovey. I will always pray for your beautiful family.