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Kathryn  DeStefano

Kathryn Ann DeStefano

Thursday, January 25th, 1934 - Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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Kathryn DeStefano, age 85, passed away at Rose Garden Nursing and Rehab on Saturday September 21, 2019. Kathryn was born in Jersey City, attended Dickinson High School and became an executive secretary in Manhattan. She later moved to Brick, NJ before residing at Brandywine Senior Center in Tom’s River.

She is predeceased by her parents Frank and Rose DeStefano.

She is survived by her cousins Delfa Dunlap, Janey Ruth, Geri Staffa, David Staffa, Robert Staffa, Ed Staffa and Gail Gordon. Kathryn was much loved and will be missed.

A visitation will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick on Sunday, September 29 from 1-3 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, September 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Epiphany RC Church, Brick. Interment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Kathryn’s name to Grace Healthcare Services, 105 Fieldcrest Ave Suite 402, Edison, NJ 08837and/or Epiphany Church, 615 Thiele Rd, Brick, NJ 08724
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
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    In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Kathryn's name to Grace Healthcare Services 105 Fieldcrest Ave, Suite 402, Edison, NJ 08837 or Church of Epiphany, 615 Thiele Road, Brick, NJ 08724.
  • Service

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 10:00am
    Epiphany Roman Catholic Church
    615 Thiele Road
    BRICK, NJ 08724
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  • Interment

    Holy Name Cemetery
    823 West Side Ave.
    jersey city, NJ 07306
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Dennis Dragotti Jr

Posted at 10:10am
Kathy, I wish I was able to attend your service and be there to let everyone know why I wrote "that letter" so many years ago. Growing up next door to you in the Thorne St. apartment building was a special place to be. You would leave your door open for us to run back and forth while you were babysitting my brother and I. I remember being given the assignment to write something about our "favorite older friend" and without hesitation you were the first person that came to mind. I thank you for being such a special part of my growing up and I hope that you are visiting with my Mother in Heaven talking about the old days and about us all being together for dinners and visiting you to see us in our holiday outfits. Thank you for your protection when left in your hands while my parents were at work or otherwise not able to watch us. You cared for us as your own and it has not been forgotten. You are, to this day, the best older friend that my childhood could have asked for. My condolences to your family and friends.

Dennis Jr.


Posted at 03:29pm
Kathy, you were a special Lady !! We would laugh so much & you would say to me did you lose Aunt Mary's pound cake. Or our lunch at the diner with your tuna salad.We talked so much & when you moved to assisted living we talked about old times. I love & Miss You but like the last day Your Mom, Aunt Mary & Annie. Love, Stephanie Iacopino

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