Catherine C. Romanelli
AGE: 75 • Pt. Pleasant
Catherine C. Romanelli, 75, of Pt. Pleasant passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, December 23, 2011, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Cathy was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. She and her husband Al were the first to move down to Point Pleasant 55 years ago and both sides of their family soon followed them down to the shore. Cathy was happiest when she was cooking fantastic feasts for her family and she was famous for her meatballs and home-made tomato sauce. She gave her husband, children and grandchildren countless hours of joy while in her dining room, which was the main gathering place for the family. Cathy was a Student Loan Officer for Ocean County Bank, Pt. Pleasant Beach for 15 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary BPOE
1698, Pt. Pleasant Beach and a former member of St. Peter's Rosary Society, Pt. Pleasant Beach.
Surviving is her husband of over 56 years Alexander Romanelli, her daughter and son-in-law Patty and Bill Doolittle, Brielle; her son and daughter-in-law Jim and Laura, Wall Twp; her sister Lillian Zircher, Florida; and five grandchildren Stephanie and her husband Kyle; Christopher, Lindsay, A.J., and Tyler.
Cathy, affectionately called Meema or Meems by her grandchildren, was truly a devoted wife, loving mother and, if you look up the definition of grandmother in the dictionary, you will see her picture. She filled our lives with love and took a piece of each of our hearts with her to heaven. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday 4:00-8:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Hwy. 88, Brick. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Wall Twp. A repast will then be held at her son's house in Wall Township.