Obituary of Barbara Williams
Barbara L. Williams, of East Brunswick, New Jersey, formerly of Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania and Caldwell, New Jersey, passed on November 28, 2019 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, with her loving family by her side. She was 75 years old.
Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey to Walter and Barbara Riggin, she was raised in Verona before moving to Caldwell where she and her husband, the late James Williams, raised their four children.
Barbara was a switchboard operator for many years. First at Montclair Community Hospital for 20 years retiring in 2004, then with the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA.
She was active at in the community as a dispatcher with the West Essex First Aid Squad, Past Worthy Advisor for the Rainbow Girls in Orange, Assembly #4 and the Choir at the Caldwell United Methodist Church. She was a real mystery buff and enjoyed reading and sharing stories of mystery with family and friends.
Surviving are her devoted children, Dorian “Didi” Ferraro, Dawn (John) Zarzana and Drew (Jennifer) Williams, cherished grandchildren, Jim, Daniel, Victoria, Samantha, Jamie, Rebecca, Anthony “AJ”, Christopher, Brian, Brittany, Angela, Kate and Drew, adored great grandchildren, James, Giovanni, Lincoln, Bentley, Nova, Adalynn and Brayden, lifelong friend Sophie Farrell and her husband, Jim, many nieces, nephews and treasured friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, James in 2011, son Darren in 2013, parents, Walter and Barbara Riggin and brother, Gary Riggin and his wife, Sue.
Please join the family as they celebrate her life with visitation at Codey & Jones Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell, NJ on Tuesday, December 3rd from 4-7 pm. Services will be held at the Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ on Wed., Dec. 4th at 11:30 am. The interment will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Essex First Aid Squad, Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter or Caldwell United Methodist Church would be appreciated.