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Catherine Gillespie

Catherine Marie Gillespie “Kathleen” (nee Watson), 76, of Walls, Miss., formerly of Kearny, entered eternal rest on June 30.

Beloved wife of the late James; devoted mother of James and his wife Deborah (nee Sinsheimer), Alice and her husband Michael Gumm, David Gillespie, Joyce and her husband Victor Zazzali, and the late Kevin Gillespie; cherished grandmother of Laurie, Jamie, James, Kevin, Jonathan, and Christopher and great-grandmother of Ayanna and Nicolas; dear sister of Jack, James and Thomas Watson and the late Jean Thompson and Robert Watson.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, at 10:30 a.m., followed by entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Friends may call Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 7, from 9 a.m.

For directions, information or to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Catherine expired at her home in Walls, Miss. She was born in and lived in Kearny before moving to W. Palm Beach, Fla., where she lived for four years before moving to Walls six years ago.

Sarah Higney

Sarah “Sadie” Higney (Mitchell), 73, died on Wednesday, June 27, in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com

Sarah was born in Glenboig, Scotland. She immigrated to Canada before moving to Kearny in 1963.

Mrs. Higney was a member of the Xaverian Mission Guild of Kearny, the Society of the Little Flower, and a former treasurer of the Celtic Boys Club of Scotland.

She is survived by her husband Owen; children Esther Jewart (Timothy), Mary Evanchick (Mark), and Peter Higney; sisters, Catherine Mitchell, Anna Morrison, Mary Rodgers and Aileen McGinn; four grandchildren, Madelyn Evanchick, Ryan Jewart and Jessica and Jaiden Higney.

She was predeceased by her son William J. Higney on January 6, 2012.

Marilyn Madden

Marilyn B. Madden (Hook), 73, died on Sunday, June 24, at her home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Marilyn was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

She was employed by the Kearny Board of Education for 25 years retiring in 2006 as a secretary in the high school Guidance Department. Marilyn was a member of the Arlington Woman’s Club-EMD, the St. Stephen’s Seniors and the Kearny Seniors.

She is survived by her son James P. Madden; brother Ronald Hook (Georgiana); brother-in-laws Robert Madden (Robin), Paul Madden and her sister-in-law Mary Loria (Peter). Marilyn also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, family, very good friends and her loyal dog Molly. She was predeceased by her husband John J. Madden.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Morris Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960-6095.

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