Catherine Murphy (nee Wallace), 86, of East Rutherford for 53 years, passed away at home on February 9, 2021 surrounded by her family. For 30 years, she was a crossing guard in the Borough of East Rutherford, retiring at the age of 80. Catherine was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the County Louth Society. She enjoyed the art of ceramics and was a member of the Ceramic League. Beloved mother of Cathy Schanel and her husband Billy, James Murphy and his wife Pearlie and the late Veronica Thompson, Eileen Thompson, John Thompson and Barbara Thompson and stepmother of June Redondo. Cherished grandmother of Catherine Guhl, James Schanel and his wife Deanna, William Schanel and his wife Kelly, Amanda Murphy, Alyssa Murphy, Theresa Murphy and stepgrandmother of Jonathan Redondo. Caring great grandmother of Hunter Schanel and Jane Schanel. Dear sister of the late Patrick Wallace, James Wallace, John Wallace, Eileen Higgins and Veronica Byrne. Funeral will be departing from the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad Street, Carlstadt on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 9:30 AM for a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s R. C. Church, East Rutherford at 10 :00 AM. Interment Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton. Visitation Friday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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