Mack Memorial Home

1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ


Catherine Helen Kellenberger

September 20, 1935June 1, 2019

Catherine Helen Kellenberger, age 83, of Saddle River, New Jersey passed away on Saturday June 1, 2019. Catherine was born to Arnold and Catherine (Keller) Kellenberger on September 20, 1935 in Union City, NJ and lived in Secaucus for over 40 years prior to moving to Brighton Gardens of Saddle River 6 years ago. Catherine had a long career in publishing working for McGraw-Hill, Yachting, and Time Inc. She was a world traveler, the best baker of brownies and chocolate chip cookies, and most importantly a devoted sister and aunt.

Catherine is survived by 22 nieces and nephews: Pattie, Susan, Robert, Catherine, Mark, Thomas, Steven, Edward, Paul, Charles, Monica, Jennifer, Laura, Richard, Donna, Kevin, Joseph, AnneMarie, Jimmy, John, Karen and Lynn, as well as 49 great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Dolores McAdam, and brothers Arnold, Richard, Joseph, and Robert Kellenberger. She was also predeceased by nephews Bobby and Kelly Kellenberger.

A visitation for Catherine will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 1219 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus, NJ 07094. A committal service will occur Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Laurel Grove Cemetery, 1219 Paterson Plank Rd, Totowa, NJ 07512. Donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who took such loving care of Catherine during her time at Brighton Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MackMemorialhome.com for the Kellenberger family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Catherine Helen Kellenberger

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Patty Berckes Fugnitti

June 4, 2019

Dear Aunt Cathy,

You truly lived a remarkable and busy life. Your zest for travel, working in the city, spending valuable time with all your nieces and nephews, and taking on the role of mother and grandmother to Pattie, Kendall and Dylan.

You will be missed by so many.

May you rest in peace Aunt Cathy

Pattie Caruso

June 4, 2019

Dearest Aunt Cathy,
Your long journey has ended and a new one has just begun... Your love was unconditional, not only for me, but for my children as well. You took on the role of my "mother" and made sure Kendall and Dylan knew the kind of love only a "grandmother" could give. We filled a void in each other's life and became the closest of friends. How blessed I have been! Rest peacefully my beloved aunt. There will never be another Aunt Cathy. I cannot imagine life without you.

Edward McAdam Sr

June 3, 2019

Aunt Cathy took my brother Stephen and I to the Statue of Liberty when I was in fourth grade. I still have the Statute of Liberty cards she bought me as a souvenir (unopened and wrapped). She then bought us a great dinner. I had the business man’s special ( London broil in mushrooms). It was my only time at the Statute of Liberty and a treasured moment I will NEVER forget.

Kendall Caruso

June 3, 2019

Thank you for loving me unconditionally and for being my best friend. My heart is so heavy. I truly lost a piece of me. No one will EVER compare to you, Caf. Selfish me wanted us to live together forever, but realistic me knows that you deserve to be free and I am at peace knowing that you are too...
I love you very much...It will always be Caf&Ken...xo

Jennifer McAdam Yurcich

June 2, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 13, 1980. Aunt Cathy took my brother Paul and me to Time/TDS day at Shea. Now, she did not care at all for baseball, but she knew we did. She also knew I LOVED Lee Mazzilli who was scheduled to be there with the kids. So, she picked us up early that Saturday, waited with us outside the gates for what seemed like hours, and watched and waited in the sun while Paul and I were in awe. THEN, she took us to the game! Her grace and kindness were unrivaled. She touched all who had the good fortune to meet her. She will be missed. Our prayers are with her.

Susan J Weiss

June 2, 2019

I'm not quite sure what to say, but here goes...Aunt Cathy was one of the GREATEST aunts ever. She would always help anyone with anything at any time. She was always there for me.

Aunt Cathy joined us on cruises, fun times, she hung at the pool, she baked the Best cookies and desserts for every family event.

She was called Aunt Cathy by everyone, including captains on ships. She Will be Missed by So Many.

RIP Aunt Cathy.