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Subar, Claudette C. March 6, 1946 - April 23, 2021

Claudette C. Subar, age 75, of Hackettstown transitioned peacefully into eternity to meet her LORD and savior Jesus, on April 23, 2021 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center of Hackettstown, NJ. Claudette was born March 6, 1946 in Arima, Trinidad tothe late Carlos and Germaine (Degazon) Roopchand.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Simon Subar, two devoted daughters, Lillibeth Cummings, Ria Daniel, her cherished son, Christian Subar, her well-loved sons-in-law Richard Cummings and Tyron Daniel, and dearest daughter in law Anisah Subar, and her five grandchildren, Tyra, Michael, Eli, Gabriella and Caleb. Her three loving brothers, Dr. Roland Roopchand and wife Violet, Henry “Maxie” Roopchand and wife Avril, Carlisle Roopchand and wife Michelle, three adoring sisters, Laura Wason and husband Franklin, Adelaide Simon and husband Raphael, and Sharon Roopchand.

The funeral service and visitation will be at Mountaintop Church, 6 Naughright Road, Hackettstown, N.J. on Monday, May 17th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with the funeral service starting at 11:00am. A burial of ashes will be in at Hackettstown Union Cemetery on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Virtual links will be sent out for those unable to attend.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Online condolences may be left at (click on the condolences tab).

Claudette Collette was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunty, cousin, friend and filled many positions in her lifetime too numerous to mention. Her life touched many over the span of her time. She was certainly a philanthropist, providing shelter for those who were in need, she housed missionaries, fed the impoverished, took into her home any family member who needed help, even if it meant doing without. She always gave her all. Everyone who came into contact with her, felt her love and compassion.  Claudette’s laughter and smile filled every room, and her warmth was a magnet, conversations with her were always encouraging, filled with hope and blessings. She always said “God is watching over you everything would be all right”. She was consistent, steadfast, strong, forgiving, and very determined. Whatever she set her mind to do she accomplished. In her retirement years she was always on the phone checking up on all she knew, praying with them and encouraging them. Many times, she sent money abroad to those in need, and to ministries, she had a big heart. She was also very funny and the catalyst that kept us all together. She was great at outing fires, and keeping the peace between everyone. Her life personified the word peaceful, it was her daily walk, never kept grudges, very forgiving but was never shy to speak up if she needed to. Mom was also known for her delicious Caribbean cooking, she taught many how to cook, including us her children, she also enjoyed her backyard garden and lovely plants, all of which she shared from. We her children, are now realizing the immense impact she had on countless lives as calls, text, and emails come in. Mom left a legacy, and footprints of kindness on the hearts of many. She always lived by the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Mom enjoyed travelling to Caribbean destinations, family gatherings, and church events, she looked forward to these. Mom had an unwavering faith in her LORD JESUS.

She loved her church family at Arima Evangelical in Trinidad, under the ministry of Rev. Michael Grant and wife Ann Grant, Brooklyn Calvary Church of the Nazarene, under the ministry of Rev. John Peats and wife Ann Peats, and within the last two years of her life Mountain Top Church, under the ministry of Rev. Mathew Jones and wife Diane Jones, and Pastor Susan Graham of Daytona Beach Florida, who prayed over her during her final moments, as she slipped into the Lord’s arms. These ministries were all an integral part of her spiritual growth and meant the world to her, their prayers and support over the years brought into her life many miracles and upheld her through the storms in her life. Mom had her share of struggles but the Lord never failed her. She took pleasure helping outreach ministries, it was her joy to serve the LORD and help build his kingdom, and she encouraged us to do the same. Mom recently did her medical and it was remarkable, we joked about having ten more years to go, so it’s truly sad to lose her at this time. Mom was like an angel among us. Through her life time mom wore many hats, and took on several roles, her main accomplishments included her role as a cosmetologist in the hairdressing field, administrator and receptionist at a private medical practice, then later her passion and love for children led her to open her own preschool which she successfully ran for several years. In later years she migrated to the United States where she pursued a career as a baby nurse, then retired, and took on her full pledge role as a grandmother, taking care of her grandchildren which was a real joy to her.

Mom was a strong family-oriented lady and wouldn’t want us to leave anyone out, she has many family members who lives abroad whom she stayed connected to over the years, she loved each of them dearly, they are: The entire Subar family, Daniel family, and the Cummings Family. Her nephews, Marvin and his daughter Keefa, Damion (deceased), Darryl, Joel, his wife Wendy, and children Shania, Alyssa and Josiah Roopchand. Mikhail Roopchand, Shane Roopchand, Kerwin Roopchand, and kids Akeil, Akmel, and Ziza Roopchand. Asa Roopchand, and wife Kervitra Bally, and kids Nya and Aba. Keston Simon, and Brandon Thornhill and his son Israel.  Her nieces, Calisse Roopchand, Dr. Rennie Roopchand and husband Fil-Guy Santiago, and kids Jose, Felipe and Olivia. Karland Carimbocus, and husband Keith Carimbocus, and children Antonio Trim, Anderson Trim, Cherise Carimbocus, and grands, Israel Trim and Somaya Trim. Charmaine, and husband Jay Phillip and her children, Lilia Mahabir, Cassie Mahabir, Elisha Mahabir, and Faith Phillip. Dr. Opal Roopchand and husband Marlon Griffith, and kids Raphael and Alexandria. Stacey Roxanne Williams, and husband Shearnal, and children, Kezia Bruce, Share’ Williams, Shada Williams, and grand Messiah Joel Boiselle. Dr. Hanna Roopchand and husband Stephen Edwards. Her cousins in the United States, Theodora Degazon, Glen Roopchand and his wife Angela Roopchand and their children Gary Roopchand and his family, and Dwayne Roopchand and his family, and her many other cousins, and family abroad. Her dear friend Ann Parris and many other friends, along with many others exceedingly too numerous to mention spanning her 75 years on earth. She loved each of them dearly. Mom we know you are in the arms of our LORD. We miss and love you dearly. You will forever live in our hearts. May you rest in Peace. Until we meet at the appointed time.  Thank you for all you have done for us and everyone that came into your path. We are eternally grateful to the LORD for you. We love you eternally.


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    Richard Cummings says

    Miss you Mama,

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    Karen Massy Spurling says

    My condolences to the Subar family. Praying the Lord’s peace and comfort for your family. It’s so good to know that as followers of Christ, we never have to say “goodbye” but rather “See you later!” So “ See you later, Sis Claudette!”

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      Marvin roopchand says

      Sorry your gone aunty fly high with the angles knowing your watching over us

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    Cynthia Clarke says

    My condolences to the entire family. May your soul rest in peace 🕊️💜🙏 and rise in the glory of God. Thanks for being my sister and friend. Thanks for sharing life lessons 💞 with me. We will miss you, God needed you more and so you are resting in his arms safety. Where there are no more pain and sorrow, untill we meet again don’t dance 🩰 too much without us. Your Love was infectious, your smile was inviting, and your speech calm all trouble 💜 hearts. I am holding on to those memories you left me. I love you always.

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    Tyra Daniel says

    I love you so much Mama.. until we meet again 🕊❤️. Thank you for all you have done for me and all you have taught me. I love you and cannot wait to hug you and laugh with you again.

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    June George-Edwards says

    Condolences to Lilli and the rest of the family. My heart and prayers are with you at this time. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Love you guys. 💞🙏

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    Essien Knight says

    My deepest condolences to Ria, Lilli, Christian, and the rest of the family.
    My prayers are with you guys at this time. May God comfort you as only He can and give you His divine strength. We can find comfort in knowing that we will be reunited with our loved ones again.

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      Marie Austin says

      Condolences come your way for our beloved Sis. Claudette from Marie Austin and family. It certainly was a pleasure to know you, the Subar family, and experience the love that came from deep within your souls.
      Lili, Ria, Christian, and Dad, we love you and we’ll continue to keep you strengthened with our prayers at this time.

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    Hanna and Stephen says

    Dearest Aunty Claudette, we love you immensely and take comfort knowing that you are with our Lord and Saviour. You will be forever missed. Your legacy lives on in your beautiful children and grandchildren.
    John 14:1-3
    Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house there are many places to live in; I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you to myself, so that you may be with me where I am.

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    Rev. Michael & Ann Grant says

    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” On behalf of the Arima Evangelical Church, my wife and I wish to convey condolences to the family of our dear departed Sis. Claudette. It has been our pleasure to have known Sis. Claudette from the start of her walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Her faith showed itself in her love, hospitality, faithfulness, and care for her family, friends and acquaintances. Her legacy at Arima will be long and lasting. As we mourn her passing my our memory of her motivate us to keep looking unto Jesus, The Author and Finisher of our faith. Rev. 14:13 tells us “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on; yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours and their works follow them.”

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    Charmain & family says

    My dearest Aunty, heaven has truly called an angel home . I will truly miss your jokes, you used to make me crack up so many times. Also your words of encouragement & pushing me to press on in life no matter the circumstances. The way you embraced me with love, may you rest in eternal peace. Love you always from Charmain and the girls, we will all miss you.❤️😪

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    Raj,Sharlene and Darion says

    May your goodly soul rest in peace moms.Our condolences to the Subar family stay strong ,keep the faith

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    Jeremiah Haynes says

    My condolences to the family of sister Claudet it is always a win-win when we as Christians pass away we got the opportunity to meet our Lord and Savior and to see love ones and friends and families that have passed away that have excepted Jesus Christ, sister Claudet has been a woman that left a great legacy not just a beautiful smile she also left a Legacy of what it means to be a true child of God she live by example thank you to all for this opportunity that I can share but my prayers is with the family through this time love you guys
    Ps. Thank you sister Claudet for being a part of the woman at Arima evangelical church with my mom praying for me for years that one day I will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ thank you.

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    Annette & Alissa Lewis says

    Condolences to the Subar Family. Praying for Peace, strength and comfort for the entire family.

    God is good; he is watching over you all.

    Sister Claudine was a great woman of God. She showed love to everyone, she always had a comforting word for those who came in contact with her.. Thank God for her joyous spirit. May she Rest In Peace

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    Stacey Roxanne Williams says

    The world has lost an incredible life! Aunty Claudette you were loving, caring and an excellent cook! I will miss that “sweet hand” yes (in my TRINI voice).

    With special thoughts of sympathy and a sincere heartfelt prayer, that God may bless you all (Uncle Simon, Lillibeth & family, Ria & family) with HIS peace and keep you in HIS care.

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    Gemma Mills says

    On behalf of the Ladies In Action Group of the Arima Evangelical Church we extend sincere coldolences to the family of our Sister Claudette. We remember the many instances when you opend your home to us and was so very hospitable. We will miss you dearly. May God grant your loved ones the grace and strength as they go through this time of sadness but we all look forward to meeting you again over yonder.

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      Karland Roopchand Carimboas says

      Karland R. Carimboas & Family

      Thank you Aunty for all the love that you always shared , you surely know how to put a smile on someone’s face with your great sense of humor .
      Auntie you will surely be missed you will always be in my heart Forever.
      You have taught me so many things, one of the things I can say is teaching me how to cook to make the finest fry bake , Thank you.
      You always have the best advice, always knew what to say. Thank you.

      Rest In Peace now Auntie I know that you have met our father King Jesus Christ you will always be in my heart forever.
      Love you Auntie Claudette

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    Stacey Roxanne Williams says

    Also, to Christian and family. … we miss her too! Please know that you are surrounded by much love as we share in your sadness.

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    Camella roberts says

    I know this is a very difficult time for you. Your Mother was an amazing person and lived a remarkable life. I feel so lucky that I got to know her I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.
    From:The Roberts family

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    Raven Scott says

    My condolences to the entire family . I’m so honored to have known Claudette ! Her presence alone was very warming and welcoming . She was filled of wisdom and I’ve enjoyed the times I’ve gotten the chance to speak to her . Heaven truly gained one of the best angels. You will be missed 🙏🏾

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    Joel Roopchand says

    Still cant believe your gone,but in my grief I constantly see you smiling with our Lord and saviour Jesus in his kingdom. I will miss your jokes and great sense of humor. I thank God for the time and relationship we shared.May you rest in peace with Christ Jesus,my Loving Aunty❤🙏🏽🕊

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    Adelaide “Antoinette” Simon says

    My beloved sister Claudette, also my counsellor, nurturer and friend. My heart certainly aches and is pained at your passing,but thank God my comfort in this time of grief is that you loved the Lord Jesus Christ and stood up for His values and as such, I am faithfully sure that you are in His presence. To my neices,nephews,brother in law and other loved ones,I am extending deepest condolences from my husband,children, grandchildren, and great grandchild. Our hearts are with you all and though we are far away, I do hope that our prayers bring some comfort to your hearts. Claudette my sister, Rest in Peace in your Heavenly Father’s presence.I love you and miss you….love always


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    Franklyn and Laura Wason says

    It is with deepest sympathy that I too was saddened by my sister’s passing. Gone from our sights, but not from our hearts 💕 Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.. We’ll be thinking about you.

    Franklyn & Laura Wason

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    Rennie Roopchand Santiago says

    It is with great sorrow that I sit to write condolences for my Godmother, still so saddened by this incredible news of your passing. I however know that yo will live on in my heart and memories of the times we laughed, celebrated, discussed, visited, Aunty you were and will always be dearly loved and cherished. I will miss you forever but thankfully you are etched in my, Forever, from where you can never be removed. Thank you for all that you have done for me your Goddaughter, for Fil and José, Felipe and Olivia. Thank you especially for your friendship to my Mother, Violet, from ever since I was born. She told me everything, well, most. I look forward to continue sharing time with Uncle Simon, Ria, Lilly, Christian and their beautiful families as we continue in this our journey in this dimension. Until we met again Aunty Claudette, Love Always

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    Rennie, Fil, José, Felipe and Olivia Roopchand Santiago says

    May you rest in peace eternally, Godmother. You have now departed this life leaving behind the many lives that you have touched with your generosity, love, laughter. My fondest memories of you all come with the jokes and the hearty laughter that followed. Your strength, courage, the way you cared for your family and home, your warmth, your welcome, your love, your beauty, Aunty, were exemplary and live on forever in our hearts. Missed you truly are, maybe gone too soon, but, you can never be forgotten. We continue here on, sharing in the loss of a dearly loved one but forging forward on the living example that you left us.

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    Mary says

    My deepest condolences goes out to the entire Subar family in this time,Pray that God will comfort and strengthen you continue to lean on him because he is a great comfort 🙏Lots of Love ❤️ from the Abrams family 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Lilli says

    Mom, I know you are alive and well in the presence of our LORD, because the Holy Bible says 🕊✨to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, but I miss you so much mom. I miss our chats, your wisdom, your soft voice saying “everything will be ok, God will work it out”. I miss our discussions of the word. I am so happy I travelled to spend your 75th Birthday with you as well as Micheal’s and my birthday with family, we had such a great time, those were my last moments with you, who would have known! Truly eternity is a breath away! I cherish every moment of my life I shared with you, thank you mom for your labor of love in prayer, love and legacy, these seeds will yield a harvest in many lives. Those prayers have gone before me. Love you mom dearest, until we meet again. (Lilli)💕✨

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    June Cotton says

    Sincere condolences to Lily, Christian, Ria and the rest of the Subar’s family.
    Sis. Claudette was a dear friend of our family and we will always remember her encouraging words, sweet smile and kind heart.
    Our prayer is that the joy of the Lord will be your strength and your hearts will be comforted and encouraged during this difficult period.

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    Kasara says

    My condolences to Lilli, Ria, Christian and papa. I meet Ms. Claudette also know as (moms) through Lilli. From day one mom’s exhibited a loving and caring approach providing advise and words of encouragement as though I was one of her daughters. I sincerely thank God that he provided me the opportunity to know Ms. Claudette who will forever be remembered in our hearts. I pray God’s grace and strength over your family during this time of mourning and that we will find reassurance that mom’s is presently with God. Healed and restored.

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    Fernie Dasent-Belle says

    Sister Lily and family, please accept our condolences. The world is a bit darker because your mom was a beacon of light and love. We know her Savior has said “well done my faithful servant”. Praying for your family

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    Faye Chance-Grant says

    My deepest condolences to the entire family I will miss
    the beautiful smile and encouraging words Sis Subar give to me

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    Celina and Veno Singh says

    Lili, Ria and Christian I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. My most sincere condolences. May she rest in peace!

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    Sharon Lampkin says

    I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Cummings, Daniels, Subar families during this time. May you be comforted by the warm memories of her times spent with you and May you also be comforted in knowing that we are where she once was and we will some day reunited where she is. May God cover the entire family, May unity and the love of God keep you closely knitted together and May His peace cover your hearts and minds in Jesus name.

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    Sharon says

    Sharon, phillip your neighbors Trinidad and Tobago, beautiful human,always had a smile, god only takes the best .Rest in peace. Forever with the lord

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    Mathew London says

    Will always miss you Aunty. Thank you for all the love you’ve shown my family and I, for being my 2nd mom and all the life lessons you taught me. Most importantly, the lesson of forgiveness.

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    Opal Roopchand & Family says

    Your legacy of love and laughter will live on forever . You will always be loved and missed.

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    Rachael, Irving & Anthony says

    Condolences to Daddy Simon, Chris and his family, Lilibeth and her family and Ria’s Family. The Pantin family LOVED mummy Claudette as if she was our mother. Heaven just gained an awesome Angel. May she Rest In Peace.
    Much Love the Pantin Family

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    Cheryl says

    Condolences to the family of the Subar from the Scipio family we pray that God continue to guide you and keep you strong . May she rest in peace Stay safe

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