Carmela “Candy” Jane Colling, age 65, passed away peacefully November 11, 2020.
She was born June 26, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph and Josephine Carfora. Candy was the youngest of 3 children.
Candy was an animal lover, ocean dweller, dancer and cheerleader. Candy married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Peter Colling, in October 1976. Candy and Peter enjoyed 45 years of marriage filled with love, best friendship and encouragement.
Candy lived a life full of happiness, love for all she encountered and walked with Jesus Christ in her heart with every step she took. Candy’s family was her life’s work and she treated every relationship as a treasure. She will be remembered for her incredible smile and kindness.
Candy was a life-long educator and administrator of love. As a wonderful homemaker, educator, charitable contributor and visionary for the Oasis Community Church Food Pantry, Candy took pride in offering kindness, strength and love in all things she touched.
To her loved ones, Candy was the best teacher, nurse, mentor, mediator, friend, mother, wife and Nana. An angel on Earth and light in many lives she touched.
Her life was a living example of 1 John 4:7: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
Candy is survived by her husband, Peter, brothers, Joe and Santo, sons, Craig and Brian, daughter-in-laws, Asia and Maria and grandchildren Jack, Hudson, Dylan, Audriana and Marina. All of these she loved and touched deeply.
Please join us celebrating her life Friday morning November 20, 2020 between 11:00am – 12:00pm at Oasis Community Church, 15014 N 56th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Prior to the service, guests are welcome to a visitation from 10:00am – 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Candy Colling Memorial Fund: https://occ.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving
Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.
My sympathy and prayers go out to Candy’s family at this time. She was a sweet lady and a friend to all who knew her. Her sweet smile will be missed by everyone at Moon Valley.
Barbara and Dennis Hood
DEAR PETER AND FAMILY,
SO VERY SORRY TO READ OF CANDY’S PASSING. CANDY WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY WHO MADE US ALL FEEL BETTER. SHE WAS VERY KIND AND ALWAYS MADE EVERYONE FEEL VERY SPECIAL. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
BARBARA AND DENNIS HOOD
David and Myla Houle
We are so sorry for your loss. Our very deepest sympathy and prayers to all of Candy’s family.
Nancy and Darrol Haug
Candy’s passing is so tragic. She truly was an an angel. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Peter and the family.
My deepest sympathy to Peter and Candy’s whole family. I was saddened to see Candy’s smiling face jump out at me in the Sunday paper. She truly was a gracious lady who could light up any room by just walking in. Her kindness was shown to everyone she came in contact with. She will truly be missed! Again, my sincere condolences!
Our deepest sympathy to Peter and family. Candy was a true joy to be around. I will miss her greatly.
Anita and Jeff Muecke
To the entire Colling family; Anita and Jeff Muecke send our love and heartfelt blessings to such a wonderful family and a beautiful lady inside and out, “Candy.” In the mix of what our country is going through, Candy will be the guiding light for all……never to talk negatively or hold ill feelings toward anyone. Always love with all your heart, never complain. She demonstrated that by being an exemplary mother and wife along and a caring person to all.