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Obituary for Carol Merten

Dateline Columbus

Carol Merten passed away peacefully on Sunday June 24,2018 at Vitrua Hospital located in Mount Holly NJ., with her loving family by her side.

Born in Elizabeth, Carol traveled to many parts of the country as a Marine Corps wife with her husband. They eventually purchased a house in 2003 in the Homestead at Mansfield located in Columbus NJ. Carol working at the family florist of Merten-Leahy-Burke Florist Inc., from 1983-2005.

Carol had a love for singing, dancing and was a talented poetry writer. But Carol’s greatest joy in life was taking care of her family. Whether she was in the kitchen making her world-famous cheesecake or apple pie; Carol’s life was being the matriarch of the family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, caring friend, and will be missed by many.

Daughter of the late Alvah and Marjorie Monds, she is predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth (Bette) Badal and Suzanne Iatesta, she is survived by her beloved husband, SGT MAJ Edward C. Merten Sr. her loving children, Edward “Cort” Merten Jr. and (Brian Walsh), Robert A. and (Suzanne) Merten, her loving grandchildren, Lyndsey Merten (Caro) and (Len Caro), Ryan Merten and (Brittney Levash) Kelly Merten, Heather Nieto, Brendan Walsh, her loving great grandchildren, Selena Nieto, Tyler Nieto, Anakin Walsh, Jamerson Walsh, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday June 26, 10:30am at Providence Presbyterian Church 2087 Old York Rd., Burlington NJ 08016. Calling will be held Monday from 4:00pm~ 8:00pm at the Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown NJ 08505 and on Tuesday morning at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery Westfield NJ.

Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to Carol’s Book of memories page at to upload a picture, light a candle, order flowers, make a donation or offer condolences to the family.

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