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.
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.
The arrangements for the Wake, Funeral Mass and Burial are as follows:
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
Prospect Hill Cemetery
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:
Jack, Elizabeth and Sean
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