Kathleen V. Lydon

September 11, 1935May 3, 2021

Kathleen V. Lydon, 85, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, died peacefully at her home on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Born in Bronx, NY, she raised her family in Brick, NJ, retired in Toms River before making her permanent residence by the beach in Florida.

Kathleen enjoyed her morning walks along the ocean and relaxing under an umbrella in the afternoon. Her age never hindered her ability or pleasure in maintaining a beautiful yard. She wasn't afraid to break a sweat and get her hands dirty, she even requested a chainsaw (we refused). As an active member of her church group at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Kathleen was involved in many volunteering events. She also loved playing Mahjong and Dominoes with “the girls.”

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Martin Lydon; and her sister, Ann Delongis.

Surviving are a son, Martin Lydon; two daughters, Carol Caracciolo & Irene DelPiano, son-in-law, Bill Caracciolo; six grandchildren who loved spending time with her: William, Christine, Timothy, Laura, Eric & Carolyn; and a great-grandchild arriving in September.

A funeral service will be held at St. Barnabas RC Church in Bayville on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:30AM. Interment will immediately follow at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown.

On behalf of our family we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their love, prayers, and support during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathleen’s name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,

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  • Funeral Service

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  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021


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Gabriella Siolino

May 10, 2021

We are thinking of you at this difficult time. She was such a special neighbor. She very stoically fought a tough battle. May she now rest in peace and may you find peace in knowing that she finally is at peace and with the Lord. Phil and I will really miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Janet Austin

May 10, 2021

Kay was a very special person and neighbor. She Always had a kind word and was very proud of her family. I live across the street and always enjoy looking out at her yard ,which she enjoyed working in and it is beautiful.
She will be greatly missed.

Teresa Curtin (Lydon)

May 9, 2021

Trips to see the Lydon’s in Brick NJ was the highlight of our summer. We always had the best time with our Jersey cousins and Aunt Kay and Uncle Marty always made our weekends so much fun. Aunt Kay is now with her love and at peace. God Bless.

Carman & Bob Pelling

May 8, 2021

We moved to Florida in 1994. Our next door neighbors, Kay & Marty were the first to welcome us to the neighborhood.
We have remained neighbors and good friends over the years. Kay and I had a date every two weeks for a movie and dinner out. At other times we spent evenings together with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, talking about family, gossiping and laughing about old times.
We have missed her and will continue to for many years.
Love and prayers to Kay's entire family.

Lois Laprade

May 7, 2021

I really enjoyed the last few years being close friends and neighbors. You are a very special woman, so thoughtful and caring and I will miss you very much. Lois

Maureen DeLay (Lydon)

May 6, 2021

When I think back to the past it is always with the fondest memories of the times we spent at your home in Brick NJ . The pool time , the movies , and barn fires on the beach, you and Uncle Marty were the warmest hosts to us always and you would try and make it a special weekend ...which it always was . I hope you are at peace and we know you are in good company. You leave behind a legacy of love and great memories. God Bless 🙏🏻

Ann Mogavero

May 6, 2021

I will never forget the summer weekends we spent at Uncle Marty and Aunt Kaye’s home in NJ. Those are some of my best childhood memories. I will always think of Aunt Kaye when I butter my corn on the cob, using a piece of bread and a slab of butter to do it. I never knew corn on the cob could taste so good! I loved spending time in the yard swimming in the pool and just remember having the best time with the Lydon Family. I always felt so happy and completely loved in that house. May Aunt Kaye Rest In Peace. May she finally be reunited with Uncle Marty, my godfather. Thank you for all the memories Aunt Kaye. You will be remembered fondly. ❤️ Love, Ann (Lydon) Mogavero

Carol Bornemann

May 6, 2021

I have a lot of great memories of Kaye when she and Marty would come down to visit Tom and me and after our spouses had passed away. We tried to keep in touch. She will be greatly missed. Love to all the family