Carol A Wallace
Died: Jun 20, 2019
Carol A. Wallace of Washington, NJ passed away at the age of 75 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Fredon, NJ after battling pancreatic cancer.  She was born on June 22, 1943 in Newark, NJ to Frank and Lucy Wittmann and was a 1961 graduate of South Side High School in Newark, NJ.  She worked for many years as a legal secretary and retired after 30 years from the law office of McGinn and Ours in Washington, NJ. 

She is survived by her husband William (Bill) Wallace, her daughter Colleen Michalko and son-in-law Robert of Blairstown, NJ and daughter Susan Ghilon and son-in-law Matthew of Hellertown, PA and her five grandchildren, Morgan Michalko, Ben Ghilon, John Ghilon, Chloe Michalko and Ethan Michalko. 

Carol was a gentle, kind, and beautiful soul who will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She could always be counted on to offer her love, encouragement, and the very best hugs.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Bill Wallace on May 25, 1963.  They recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary and looked back with joy and love on their 65 years together as a couple. Carol found the most pleasure in life spending time with her family.  She treasured every moment with her five grandchildren, who absolutely adored her.  She was loved for her kindness and sense of humor and could always be counted on to lift everyone’s spirits, even while she battled this debilitating disease.  She was the heart and soul of her family. 

For all those who knew her, she will be remembered with a smile.
A celebration of life will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840 on Saturday June 29, 2019.  Memorial will be from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 12:00 both at Cochran Funeral Home. 

Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Carol to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice  or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


Doris Frank Sidoti
June 27th, 2019 9:48 am
My sincere condolences do you Bill, Colleen, Susan and your families. We go back as far is grammar school all those many years ago. She was always a delight to be around . Time has put us in different directions but she is a friend I would never forget. My prayers go to all of you. I have some comfort in knowing that my VINCENT will take good care of her.
Holly & Mike Healey
June 26th, 2019 4:14 am
It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to Bill, Colleen, Susan and the Wallace family. I am so sorry for your loss. Words can't describe the loss I feel for this beautiful lady, my friend for 70 years. We had so many good times and milestones we made together. She was always a true friend, fantasitc wife and mother. Mike and I are so glad we got to spend some time with her and the family few weeks ago. I know over time the hurt for all will heal and the found loving memories we all have will sustain us. Love you all so much Bill, Colleen & Susan.
Elaine & John
June 24th, 2019 8:55 pm
Colleen & Susan: We are thinking about you during this sad time. As I told both of you before your Mom was a very special person touching so many lives. What a caring loving lady who adored you both and your children. She always had a way of making people laugh even right up to the end. I am so happy I knew and worked with her for 30 years. She was like a sister to me and we shared so much. Sure did love that lady. If there is anything I could help with even if just chatting please feel free to call. Once again we are so sorry for your loss. You had an amazing Mom. Treasure all of your memories of her. Love you.
Maggie & Bob Garatty
June 24th, 2019 9:23 am
Sue, Matt and Family - thinking of you all during this sad time. May you remember her fondly through great memories and fun times. Xo Maggie & Bob
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