Carolyn Burdge, 73, died on Sept. 18, 2019.

Ms. Burdge was born in Neptune in June of 1946. She was a longstanding animal activist who worked closely with the Montclair Township Animal Shelter and other various rescues to feed and re-home Montclair's local cats and dogs. Her dedication was recognized locally by the shelters that she worked with.

Ms. Burdge is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Dubesky, and her two grandchildren, Ocival (Pele) Marques, and Ozana Marques.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the First Montclair House in Montclair.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Montclair Township Animal Shelter, PAWS, the Purple Heart and Vietnam Veterans of America.