Catherine DeChiara, 58, of Iselin, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at JFK Medical Center, Edison.
Born in Bayonne, She resided in Iselin for 33 years.
She is predeceased by her father, William Kilgallin; & a sister, Caroline Barcelona.
Surviving are her husband of 33 years, Vincent DeChiara; her mother, Clara Kilgallin of Colonia; children Lauren Degnan and her husband, Jake, of Hamilton, and John DeChiara, of Iselin; siblings, Billy Kilgallin and his wife, Debbie, of Falls Church, VA, Marybeth Whalen and her husband John, of Verbank, NY, Susan Kilgallin of Jackson, and John Kilgallin of Colonia, and many nieces and nephews.
Cathy will always be remembered for her generosity and her joy. Every day moments were a celebration; Cathy was always taking pictures to capture these moments and hold on to the joys of life that most of us might not even recognize. Cathy loved her family and they were her greatest source of joy. Because of Cathy, they have thousands of pictures to cherish that she took over the years. Cathy was also generous to her family and friends, always making photo books and giving gifts. The people who knew and who are close with Cathy will have no shortage of moments to remember her by. We are all so blessed to have had her in our lives as she was an example of how to value family, to make any get together an event to celebrate and remember, to not let a happy moment go by without enjoying it to the fullest and to always keep an eye out for a good deal.
The visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 6-8 pm, with a service at 7:30pm, at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 1225 Green St. and Cooper Ave., Iselin.