Kathleen C. Freis, 71, of Metuchen died on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
Born in Newark, she was a lifelong Metuchen resident. Kathy was a lifelong communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen. She was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing in Trenton. She worked as a registered nurse in both New Jersey and Washington D.C., before retiring from St. Francis Cathedral School.
She was devoted to her family, proudly wearing the crown of wife, mom, and grandma.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Dorothy Poandl, as well as two sisters Elizabeth Breen and Carol Trecolis and brother in law Peter Trecolis.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years Dr. Peter C. Freis; four daughters Carolyn DeMaio (Christopher), Patricia Ackerson (Richard), Theresa Freis, Elizabeth Freis-Blom (Thomas); two sons Sean and Kevin Freis; her siblings Fr. Bob Poandl, Patricia LaPointe (Jerry), Tom Poandl (Debbie), David Poandl (Pam), Edward Poandl (Diane), Tina Soliman (Yasser), and William Poandl (Mary Beth) a brother in law Jim Breen; ten grandchildren: Joseph (Kristina), Marc, Briana, Christa, Cara, Joshua, Kyle, Jacob and Leila. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 9:45 AM from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home 568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27) Metuchen, followed by a 10:15 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, interment will follow at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway. Visitation is Friday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers or donations, please use your time and money to go out and play with your children and grandchildren, because that is what Kathy would want. That is how she and Pete have lived every day.
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