Colleen Flores, CPP
Colleen S. Flores, 56,
peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital at Rahway. Colleen was born in Manhattan, and
raised in Astoria, Queens, NY. She lived in Rahway for the past 17 years
of her life. Colleen was a 1982 graduate from Norman Thomas High School
in Manhattan, NY, and a College Graduate from LaGuardia Community
College in Queens, NY.
the last 30 years, Colleen dedicated her professional career to the
field of Payroll in NY and NJ. She was a Certified Payroll Professional ,
and active member of the American Payroll Association. She served as
President of Central and North Jersey Payroll Chapters. Colleen was an
active member of the NJ Statewide Payroll Conference Planning Committee
and for the past seven years she chaired the Committee. She enjoyed
her online Payroll study groups helping payroll professionals to take
the APA Payroll Certification exam.
worked for several renowned companies as Payroll professional in NY and
NJ. Her last position as Payroll Manager was for Resideo, INC in
is predeceased by her parents Thomas J. Higgins and Barbara Ann Sanford
of Astoria, NY, and her brother, Martin Higgins, and her sister, Pamela
Higgins from Astoria NY. She is survived by her loving husband and
buddy for 33 years, Jose A. Flores of Rahway, her son Christopher A.
Flores of Rahway, NJ and her daughter Melissa M. Garofalo and her
husband David Garofalo of Hellertown, PA.
had a joyous, enthusiastic and sweet personality. She enjoyed life with
her family and friends. She loved her annual summer vacationing in the
Adirondack Mountains, upstate NY, specially Indian Lake, a very special
place for Colleen.