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Catherine O'Connell Gers

AGE: 91 • Ocean Gate

Catherine "O'Connell" Gers, 91, of Ocean Gate, died on August 17, 2017. Born in Bayonne, she lived in Elizabeth until moving to Ocean Gate in 1984, after summering there for many years. Kay was employed with Blessed Sacrament School in Elizabeth as Teacher, Secretary and Librarian. Kay was a very energetic person, active in St. Barnabas Church and their Altar Rosary Society, St. Barnabas Senior Club, the First Aid Squad Auxiliary and the Civic Club both of Ocean Gate, and the Red Hat Ladies. She also shared Christ's love through all the hand-crafted ribbon crosses she made for countless family, friends and strangers.

She was predeceased by her husband Mike in 2001. She was deeply loved by her four children, Nancy Tamas and her husband Robert, Marilyn Cahill and her husband Terrence, Barbara Theesfeld and her husband Joseph and Michael Gers and his wife Geri; five grandchildren, Kelly Cahill Washbourne, Eric Theesfeld, Jeffery Theesfeld, Matthew Gers and Emily Gers Roop; four great grandchildren, Shea, Brynn, Brayden Washbourne, and Grayson Roop. Kay will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Visiting hours will be Sunday, Aug. 20th, from 2pm to 6pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville. Funeral Monday, 8:30am at the funeral home before celebrating a 9:30am Funeral Mass at St. Barnabas Church, Bayville. Burial is Tuesday, 10am at the New Jersey Veterans memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay's memory to: (stjude.org), would be appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 19, 2017
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