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Colleen P. Bednarchik, age 65, of Audubon

Colleen went home to her Lord and Savior on February 3rd, 2024 surrounded by family in her home in Audubon, NJ, at the age of 65 years old. She was the dear wife of Gregory Bednarchik for nearly 40 years, and loving mother to Sara Brodowski (Dan), Sam Bednarchik, and Kate Butch (Jesse). Known as Nonna, she is survived by her pride and joy, her grandchildren—Thomas and Jake Brodowski; Everett, Amelia, Owen, and soon to arrive baby girl Butch. Daughter of the late Louis and Jacqueline Palombi; sister of the late Patrick Palombi, Steve Palombi (Marie), Mike Palombi (Heidi), and the late Louis Palombi; sister-in-law of Mike Bednarchik (Dawn), Paul Bednarchik (Lisa), Theresa Widmann (Brian), and Lisa Fazio. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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Colleen loved the Lord and was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian church. She cherished her church family, and found much strength and peace in her faith, as she battled cancer for many years. She found abounding joy in caring for her children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren needed to see her every day. She made frequent visits to see them and she became very proficient at Facetime. She was also a very talented artist who created many beautiful pieces, some of which will be displayed at her viewing. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Colleen's viewing on Thursday evening, February 8th, 6 to 8 PM at the Foster-Warne Funeral Home, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08106 and Friday, February 9th, 10 to 11 AM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 520 Kings Highway South, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.  Her funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park, 1500 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colleen's memory to Samaritan Hospice ( and/or Covenant Mercies, 1 Fellowship Dr., Glen Mills, PA 19342 ( charity that exists to serve orphans in collaboration with indigenous local churches in the developing world, that was near and dear to her heart.