Becker Funeral Home


Kathleen B. Carbora

October 7, 1945June 3, 2021

Kathleen B. Carbora, 75, of Township of Washington, NJ, passed away peacefully with family holding her hand on June 3rd, 2021.

Kathleen is survived by her loving husband Anthony; daughter Elizabeth Carbora and her husband Richard Varian, daughter Susan Carbora and grandson Keith Varian. Loved by her nieces and nephews: John Orecchio, Bobby Carbora, Arlene Carbora, Joyce Trovato and Michael Carbora. Predeceased by her sister Mary Ann Orecchio and nephew Steven Orecchio.

Daughter of Susan and George Lederle, Kathleen grew up in North Bergen, NJ, married Anthony in 1965 and after living briefly in Cliffside Park, moved to Township of Washington in 1966.

Starting her career in New York City at McGraw Hill and then working from home as a Legal Transcriber, Kathleen was always involved in the many activities of both Elizabeth and Susan growing up. Kathy and Tony’s love of dogs led them to open and run a dog school for over 10 years. Kathleen then worked at Town and Country Pharmacy in Ridgewood, NJ from 1986-2011 as the office insurance manager and continued to work part time as office assistant for Prospect Management Co.

Kathleen’s love of reading, researching family history, Scrabble, and puzzles kept her busy. She enjoyed cooking but more than that, baking was her thing. Ask anyone on her “Christmas cookie list” which due to requests became the year-round cookie list. Always thinking of her family and friends before herself, one of her greatest passions was spoiling, adoring and loving her grandson Keith.

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

Visitation at Becker Funeral Home in Westwood on Thursday, June 10th from 4-8 p.m. A Mass celebrating her life and faith will be held on Friday, June 11th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church with interment at Westwood Cemetery in Westwood.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, June 11, 2021


Kathleen B. Carbora

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Joananne Bachmann

June 14, 2021

Glenn and I are so sad for the loss of Kathy. She was always there ready to help Dorothy when she needed her. She was a true friend to Aunt Dot. Tony, Elizabeth and Susan we are so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be remembered always. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. 💕💕🙏🙏

Barbara & Brian Scarnechia

June 12, 2021

Always had a lovely time with Kathy when the "cousins" met for lunch. Unfortunately with the whole Coronavirus situation, we were not able to do that for a while. Kathy and I exchanged emails frequently and were anxious to get back to meeting for lunch again.

Kathy always sent me emails with beautiful pictures and things of interest. I will certainly miss that.

RIP, Kathy. You will be missed.

Angelo Raus

June 9, 2021

Hi Susan, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother.

My Condolences and Prayers are with all your Families.

Joyce Trovato

June 8, 2021

Joyce Trovato

June 8, 2021

Dear Uncle Tony, Elizabeth and Susan...I will always treasure my wonderful memories of all our family gatherings at Grandma’s apartment, and the fun we had sitting around the table and playing board games. Keeping you all, including Rick and Keith, in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Rest In Peace Aunt Kathy. Love Always, Joyce

Jean Saelens

June 6, 2021

Dear Tony, Liz and Susan - I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Kathy. She was a wonderful, kind person. I always enjoyed my time with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Jean

Linda Gennari

June 4, 2021

Thinking of you Tony & your daughters Elizabeth & Susan.
I do know Kathy has her arms wrapped around her husband, who she loved so much.
Elizabeth & Susan ..... may you feel the special Love that a Mother has for her children forever.
With Love Always, Cousin Linda (Gennari)