The Family of Ellen Maguire Payne has Announced Her Passing

January 18, 2014 at 11:10 PM

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Loved and adored by her husband and best friend, Mitch Payne, Ellen Maguire Payne passed on Friday, Jan. 17, at the age of 45. Payne was well known to the community and her family and friends are deeply saddened by their loss.

Payne was born and raised in Rutherford. She went on to graduate from Montclair State University and had a successful career in sales and sales management at Johnson & Johnson.

While a college student, Ellen met Mitch and after marrying they moved to West Caldwell 16 years ago where they raised their three children, Jack, Elizabeth and Sean.

Greatest Accomplishments
According to her family, Payne had an incredible zest for life and they stated that her greatest accomplishments in life were being a cherished wife and mother to her three children. She was an active member of the school community; Ellen’s school roles included her being the HSA President, Vice President and chair for multiple school programs that brought joy and laughter to the school’s children.

Memorial Arrangements
The arrangements for the Wake, Funeral Mass and Burial are as follows:
  • Wake 
    Codey & Jones Funeral Home 
    54 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell 
    Monday, Jan. 20 
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
    6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Mass of Christian Burial 
    St. Aloysius Church 
    219 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 
    Tuesday, Jan. 21 
    11 a.m.

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  • Burial 
    Prospect Hill Cemetery 

Ellen’s Family 
Ellen was preceded in death by her father John Maguire, her father-in-law William Payne and her brother-in-law Gregory Payne. She is survived by:
  • Ellen’s Husband
    Mitch Payne
  • Ellen’s Children
    Jack, Elizabeth and Sean
  • Ellen’s Mother
    Mary Maguire
  • Ellen’s Siblings
    Susan Maguire Dale and her husband, Tom
    John Maguire and his wife, Theresa
  • Ellen’s Family through Marriage
    Polly Payne, mother-in-law
    Jennifer L. Payne, sister-in-law
    Jennifer J. Payne, sister-in-law
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen’s memory are being welcomed through:
  • Payne Children’s Education Fund
    via Jennifer Payne
    5 Kanouse Place
    West Caldwell, N.J. 07006

Notes of sympathy may be written to the family online here.

Credit: Payne Family

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