Katherine M. Callahan

29 October, 192011 March, 2020

Katherine (Kay) Callahan, 99, of Union, NJ passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Toms River, NJ.

Katherine is predeceased by her loving husband Robert, her daughter Nancy and two brothers Nick and John. She is survived by her daughter Diana.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she graduated Battin High School. Completing further training, Katherine went on to hold administrative assistant positions at Merck and Co., Newark State College (Kean College) and AT&T. She was an AT&T Pioneer and a member of St. Genevieve Church in Elizabeth. She was a devoted mother and caretaker to several members of her family.

Katherine touched the hearts of many with her youthful spirit, conversation and truly deep concern for family and friends. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit the McCracken Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 17 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 12:00pm followed by interment in the Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Katherine's name to a charity of your choice.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 17 March , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 17 March , 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, 17 March , 2020


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Anne Barbella

16 March 2020

Kay and I worked together at Kean College. Kay was a special person and I will always cherish the time we spent together. She will be remembered for her gentle and kind spirit and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

Betty Lou Hamilton

16 March 2020

Mrs. C. was like a second mother to me. I loved her with my whole heart and always enjoyed "chewing the fat" with her. Our phone conversations could last an hour and an in-person visit could go for several.

Mrs. C. was a great baker. Every year at Christmas she would UPS me a box of her delicious cookies...I especially liked the chocolate chip and the mexican wedding cake varieties. Her pound cake was super-duper delicious and always served with real whipped cream which she made right before the meal. Yum!!

Mrs. C. loved to read and we often discussed current books or what we had just finished. Although macular degeneration may have slowed down her reading, she never lost interest and was a great conversationalist.

Mrs. C. was always willing to listen. She would offer to help and was quick in expressing her gratitude to others.

God bless you, Mrs C. I know you are happy now back with Mr. C. and your parents and other relatives. I'm hoping you'll have a chance to visit with mine.

Betty Lou

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