Rebecca Lyn  Freeborn
Died: Aug 5, 2015

Rebecca Lyn Freeborn, 34, of Newton, NJ, past away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Born in Newton on October 1, 1980, Rebecca was the daughter of Peter & Valerie Little Hartman also of Newton.
Rebecca has lived in Newton the majority of her life but has also resided in Allamuchy Twp. with her beloved husband of nearly 11 years, Edward Freeborn, II.  Rebecca’s life revolved around her family; whether home schooling her children or baking in the kitchen, she could always be found making her house a “home”. With her husband Ed, Rebecca proudly served on both Newton and Allamuchy Fire Departments as a volunteer fireman and department photographer.

In addition to her mom, dad and husband, Rebecca is survived by her 6 beautiful children; two sons, Levi Edward (7wks old) & Nicholas Ryan (3). Four daughters, Izabella Rain (5), Emma Grace (7), Trysta Nacole (10) & Kira Elizabeth Hartman (13).

Viewing hours will be Friday August 7, 2015 from 4-9pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. The funeral service with fire department honors, will take place Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00am in the Cochran Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Newton Cemetery, Newton, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation towards the children’s education fund, care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at


The Kindred Family
August 13th, 2015 3:31 am
Please accept our sincere condolences of caring thoughts for you and your family for the loss of Rebecca. No words can remove the pain of losing someone so dear but may the words of God's daily support at Psalm 34:18 be of some help to you now and in the days ahead. Rebecca touched the lives of others and will be sadly missed.
Eulogia Tredinnick
August 11th, 2015 3:02 pm
Ed and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your children and family are in my prayers. May God give you and your family peace and love at this most difficult time. Eulogia
Katie Poage
August 10th, 2015 5:56 pm
I am so sorry for your loss... she was one of the funniest and warmest people I know. She loved all of you deeply and I know that every day she spent with you was a good one for her. She was a wonderful mom, wife, and friend. I know she will always be with us (and knowing her, she will also be cracking jokes the whole way).
Ed little jr.
August 9th, 2015 2:49 pm
My heart goes out to her children, husband, friends and family. Your all in my prayers
Donna (Gerstmann)and Patrick Crowley
August 9th, 2015 9:43 am
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can comfort you over the loss of your child! I will always remember her as an 12 year old girl, I haven't seen her since! Patrick will always remember your Shop Rite visits! Love to you and the family.
Jim and Jennifer Braun
August 8th, 2015 3:19 pm
Ed, we knew you from Waterloo Village and now at Tranquility UMC. We are so sad about your heart-wrenching loss. It was obvious how much Rebecca loved all of her children, and we can't imagine what you and your children are going through now. We are keeping you and your beautiful family in our prayers. Sincere sympathy.
Bob & Peggy Willis & family, (parents of Brian/grandparents of Austin)
August 7th, 2015 6:13 pm
Ed and family - We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you & all the family. You will find peace and comfort within your family; stay close to them. Treasure her memory, a part of you that you will hold forever in your heart. God's blessings to you and your young family. Though we did not know Rebecca her obituary left us with the thought that a very loving, caring, wife, mother, community person, neighbor, always helping, giving, caring for others was taken away much too soon. At this most sorrowful time we will offer our prayers for Rebecca, and you Ed & children.
Karen Mussolini Walk
August 7th, 2015 4:35 pm
So sorry for your loss. I pray you will seek God's face for understanding and comfort.
Jeff haas
August 7th, 2015 4:05 pm
Sorry for your loss she will be missed a lot
Deborah (Henderson)McMickle-Maher
August 7th, 2015 1:28 pm
I haven't seen you in over 40 years Val - my deepest sympathy to you and Peter on your loss. My prayers go out to your family and grandchildren
Aunt Bess and Mike
August 7th, 2015 12:41 pm
Ed, Arleigh, Lorraine, Jason, Sara and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it will be to adjust, and not have your loved one with you any more. Family and friends will give you strength Ed. Try to embrace the loving memories the two of you shared with your children. My prayers are with you and the rest of your (extended) family in dealing with this tragedy. Sincere condolences Ed. Aunt Bess and Mike
Leonardo State Marina
August 7th, 2015 7:30 am
To the family, Our deepest sympathy to the family,Rebecca is now in heaven with angels,RIP Rebecca
Matt,Tami,Gavin,Alex and Winnie Birk-VanHelden
August 7th, 2015 7:12 am
We are so very sorry to see the loss of such a beautiful life. We send our prayers Love and Hugs to all of her family and friends. May she rest in the loving arms of our Lord. With Deepest Sympathy. The Birk and VanHelden Family
Patricia R. Mastromonico
August 7th, 2015 2:10 am
To Rebecca's Family, You do not know me but Becca was a very close friend to My Dear Friend, Tania Chudley. Tania & her Girls considered Becca family which is beautiful to hear. Women like Becca are special angels on Earth until they earn their Golden Wings!!Becca Lyn, you will be missed by many of your "family members". God has called you home too soon & your sweet family will miss you a lot!! Rest in Peace, Precious Becca Lyn, a wonderful lady called to Heaven, too soon. God Bless your family & friends at this time. Love, Patricia
jeff bond
August 6th, 2015 11:57 pm
ed and kids I am so sorry for your guys loss your mom will be miss here from jeff
Dave Lord
August 6th, 2015 6:49 pm
She was taken away too soon, but God has his plan. May she rest in peace with the Lord. Prayers and sympathy to Ed, the children and all the Family. God bless you all.
Nancy Hartmann
August 6th, 2015 6:11 pm
Peter and Valerie, I am sorry for your loss, what a beautiful daughter! I pray that you will feel God's presence and comfort you all! God bless.
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