Catherine O'Leary Gately
AGE: 86 • New Brunswick
Catherine O'Leary Gately passed away Friday, August 30th at McCarrick Care Center Somerset, NJ. She and her twin sister, Elizabeth were born October 31, 1926 in New Brunswick, NJ to James and Elizabeth Farley O'Leary. After the death of their father in 1930 the family lived with their grandmother, Elizabeth Hughes Farley, in New Brunswick on Livingston Avenue. Catherine graduated from New Brunswick High School and The Middlesex General Hospital School of Nursing. She worked mostly as a private duty nurse to several prominent New Brunswick families. The family spent many summer vacations at the Jersey shore especially in - Avon-By-The-Sea. It was there that Catherine met and married, Edward Gately, owner of The Stratford Inn. Together they operated the hotel until Ed's death in 1966. Catherine continued alone, but time had taken its toll on many of the stately edifices in the area The Strat was demolished and the land sold in the early seventies.
Catherine was predeceased by her mother and father, her twin sister Elizabeth Buckelew and her brothers James and Robert O'Leary. Surviving are her nephews Robert B, James John, Robert F, Michael and Thomas O'Leary, Joseph and Robert Buckelew, her nieces Elizabeth Brothereton, Elizabeth Desmond, Catherine Mobilian and Elizabeth Reeves, many grand nieces and her sister-in-law Mary Ann O'Leary.
Family and friends can attend a viewing on Friday, September13th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at Boylan Funeral Home 188 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 9 am, followed by a 10 am Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church Throop Ave New Brunswick with parking available in the rear of church, interment at St Peter's Cemetery in New Brunswick. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the McCarrick Care Center 13 Dellwood Lane Somerset, NJ 08873.