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Renee Thiry Edwards

Died: Sun., Oct. 2, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 05, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 05, 2016
Location: Bridgewater Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Oct. 06, 2016
Location: Blessed Sacrament Church

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Renee Thiry Edwards



Bridgewater- Renee Thiry Edwards, 51, passed away on October 2, 2016 after battling 2 1/2 years of stage 4 ovarian cancer. She grew up in Warren, New Jersey with her 3 brothers, Derek, Damon and Daryl and her parents, Rose Ann and Frederick Thiry. As Renee grew up she worked as a traveling Matrix Regional Manager until her daughter Leah Fitzpatrick, now 16 was born. Renee then continued to be the owner of Chez Colour and married James Edwards Jr. Along with him came his daughter Jordan Edwards, now 14. After she was diagnosed she brought the campaign "Turn the Towns Teal" to Bridgewater to raise awareness. Renee was an amazing woman and a true blessing to the world. Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 9 a.m. at the funeral home on Thursday, October 6, 2016 followed by a 10 a.m. mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge. In Lieu of flowers,  memorial contributions may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by visiting http://www.ovarian.org/ 

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Laura Addison
   Posted Mon October 03, 2016
Edwards family
There is not enough words to express how truly sorry I am for your loss of Renee. She was a wonderful blessed lady I am very grateful I got to know her even for a short time. She taught the rest of the world around who knew her personally and others who just knew her by name. She was a sweet kind lady that would light up a room with her smile when she would walk in to it. She would say hello to you and made your day complete. She would never let on as to how she was feeling going through the illness she had other were always more important. She is and was a true blessing from God. Now she is a beautiful shining Angel with God watching over us from heaven. May God bless you Renee and family and know that we will all be together again. Forever in our hearts

Janice herman
   Posted Mon October 03, 2016
My condolences go out to the family although I lost contact with Rene over the years we all grew up on arrighi drive I will always remember her beautiful smile and personality she truly touched my heart. May God watch over her family and always know that she will forever be watching over you

Wendy (Staskewicz) Vasquez
   Posted Mon October 03, 2016
I'm so sorry that you've had to lose Renee when she was so young. I went to HS with Renee. I remember her as such a sweet beautiful girl, but mostly remember her smile. She always had a wonderful smile. I see from the pictures on FB that didn't change. She was as beautiful as ever, with that great smile. Although the pain will never go away, time will allow you to eventually smile instead of cry when thinking of her.

John Barton
   Posted Tue October 04, 2016
I have known Renee since 1977, she was the sweetest, most amazing woman. Such a tragedy to lose her at such a young age. Even though I moved to Florida we still remained close on social media. Her daughter Leah touched my heart many years ago. I am so sorry that I cannot attend the services, but I have to be at work. All my love and sympathy to her family.

Lisa Shpunder
   Posted Tue October 04, 2016
We are so sorry for you loss and our prayers are with you all.

John D Barton
   Posted Tue October 04, 2016


Rest in peace my beautiful friend I will forever hold our memories together in my heart for eternity. You are an incredible person who touched the lives of so many. It is a tragedy your time was cut so short. Love you. John Barton

Barbara Tretola
   Posted Tue October 04, 2016
I met Renee when she was 7 years old her mom and I have been best friends for over 40 years, my memories of Renee are many my favorite one was this little girl on the diving board showing how she could jump right in the pool, it breaks my heart to lose her at such a young age. She honored me by calling me Aunt and that made me very proud. I will miss her very much but keep her in my heart always. Love you Renee

Arlene & Tom Burke (Laura's Mom)
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
Roseann and family,
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about “Renee's passing. Remembering the fun times, you, the family and Renee in our minds and in our hearts. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Sincere sympathy, love and prayers yo all.

Andy Hudson
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
When I learned of Renee's death from my niece, Susan Hamilton Helber,
immediately, I was transported back in time. Rose Ann and my sister,
Judy stopped in at Second Street to show us the baby who had to be a
few months old at the time as she was already crawling around the living room! Renee managed to find a safe spot, underneath the table where Judy's record player was! We had such fun trying to get her out of there! Throughout the years, when our paths would cross, I was always so happy to see that smile once again! With love & sympathy, Andy Hudson

Cindy Gattone
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
Rose Ann,

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. If there is anything I can do please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



Henry Nerenberg
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
We wish to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Renee. Her warm smile and beautiful soul will be forever missed. Her great spirit in fighting her disease gave her extra time and was an inspiration to all who were aware of her great challenges. May God help you through this difficult time and please know she will remain in our hearts forever.

The Nerenberg and Kass families.

Barbie Remelgado
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
To all of Renee's family, words cannot express the heartache I am feeling for you all. Renee was an amazing person, so easy to love. She made me feel at ease the first time I met her. I had told her that I always switch hairdressers the first time she did my hair. Since that day 16 years ago, I have never, ever switched. Renee easily became my friend and when she died, a piece of my heart died too.
I pray you can find comfort in knowing she is a beautiful angel smiling down at you with each twinkling star.

Stephanie Dassinger
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
Renee you fought so hard!! Such a beautiful soul you had.. I feel extremely grateful that we All got to grow up together. Although over the years we have lost touch, you always remained in my heart and in my thoughts. May God bless you Renee. Heaven has gained an Angel.

Robin Service
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
I met Renee when we were young kids. Her Mother and my Aunt are best friends still I did not spend much time with Renee but what times our families spent together are nothing but great memories. I pray for her families comfort and healing. we never get over losing some one we love, we just learn to live without them I know she will be missed.

sharon radcliff
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
Fred and Roseann, My heart breaks for the two of you and your family. There were so many things I could remember about Renee but what I remember most was her beautiful smile. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Susan Hamilton Helber
   Posted Thu October 06, 2016
Rose Ann and family,
I pray that you all find comfort during this most difficult time. I will always remember Renee as a beautiful and kind soul - may she rest in peace. God has gained an angel.

Peace to you all,
Susan Hamilton Helber

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