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Obituary of Catherine M. King
Catherine "Cathy" King (nee Doherty), 81, of Independence Township, NJ passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2019. Cathy was born on July 5, 1937 in Teaneck, NJ. She lived in Independence Township for the past 18 years and previously resided in the Budd Lake section of Mt. Olive, NJ for more than 20 years.
A devout Catholic, Cathy intertwined her career as an educator with her faith. She worked in the religious education departments of St. Jude's Church in Budd Lake and later in St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Church in Flanders, NJ. She founded and was director of A Child's Garden of Learning daycare center in Budd Lake for nearly 20 years.
Cathy loved to spend time with her family and friends and watch her beloved New York Yankees. She enjoyed needlepoint, especially counter cross-stitch, as well as cooking and baking. She was especially known for her Irish Soda Bread, which she made every St. Patrick's Day.
Cathy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dennis; her children, Tim and wife Tanya, and John and wife Christine; five grandchildren: Liam, Seamus, Olivia, Matthew, and Finn; her siblings, Joseph, Thomas, and James, and many other relatives. She is predeceased by her parents, Edward and Catherine, brother Edward, and sister Julie.
A Celebration of Cathy's Life will include a visitation on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 2–4 pm and 7–9 pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (Corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ (908) 879-3090. An 11 am funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 1 at St. Luke Parish, 265 West Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ. Interment will be held privately at Holy Cross Mausoleum in North Arlington, NJ at a later date.
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