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Kathleen R. Houghton


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Kathleen R. Houghton Obituary
Kathleen R. Houghton

AGE: 94 • Brick

Kathleen R. Houghton passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 ten hours shy of her 95th birthday, at her home in Brick. Born and raised in Jersey City, Kathleen resided in Menlo Park Terrace for over 50 years before moving to Brick six years ago.

For over fifty years, Kay was a parishioner of St. Cecelia's Parish in Iselin and most recently was a member of St. Martha's Parish in Point Pleasant.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Howard, Sr.; her mother, Mae Timmerman Reynolds; and her brothers, Thomas and Robert Reynolds.

Surviving are her children, Barbara Horahan and her husband, Kevin Sr., Howard Houghton, Jr. and his wife, Janis, James Houghton and his wife, Val, Kathy Wonski and her husband, Michael, Mariellen Scoopo and her husband, Fred; and her loving sister, Ruth J. Olin. She was a devoted grandmother to Kevin Horahan, Jr. and his wife, Marianne, Erin Nagle and her husband, Matthew, Michael Wonski, Thomas Wonski, Andrew Houghton, Michael Houghton, Hannah Houghton, Ryan Scoopo and Taylor Scoopo. She was a loving great grandmother to Kieran Nagle, Quinn Nagle, Hailey Horahan and Christopher Horahan. Kay is also survived by her cousins and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as her beloved dog, Grover.

Kathleen meant so much to so many people within and outside her family. She selflessly shared her many talents, including baking, sewing, knitting, and the list goes on. Anyone who was in Kay's life is in possession of something special made just for them. Nothing made her happier than to see the joy her gifts brought to others.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30am at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Resurrection will follow at 11am at St. Martha's RC Church, Point Pleasant. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to or to Boys Town. For more information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 24, 2017
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