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 Agnes C. Catlaw
Born: 06/16/1920
Died: 12/08/2017
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Agnes C. Catlaw

Agnes O'Brien Catlaw, from Jersey City and Monmouth Beach, NJ was born on Fairmount Avenue in Jersey City on June 16, 1920. Until her death on December 8, 2017 -- at the age of 97-- she was a resident of Wellington Estates in Spring Lake, NJ.

Agnes was the youngest of 4 children of the late Patrick and Agnes O'Brien. She was married to Dr. J. Kenneth Catlaw in September 1943 until his untimely death in October 1966. They were the proud parents of 3 surviving sons: Kenneth (Gina); Thomas (late Cheryl), and Harold (Donna) and their surviving daughter Mary Beth (Michael). Agnes was preceded in death by her son Raymond (Elaine). Agnes was also fortunate to be survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews – too numerous to mention.

It would be remiss to fail to mention that she leaves behind her cherished friend, Gloria Hammill and her family, who loved her dearly.

Aside from her devotion to her family, Agnes was devoted to the care of others as a proud RN at St. Francis Hospital in Jersey City and after the death of her husband, as the nurse to the fortunate students at Marist High School.

Agnes' devotion to others carried over to numerous civic accomplishments. She had chaired countless committees, card parties, and numerous successful fundraising events for Marist High School in Bayonne, as well as St. Aloysius Academy and St. Francis Hospital in Jersey City. She was a member of the Hudson County Medical Society; twice held the office of President of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital and also was a member of their Foundation Board. She was the recipient of several notable awards and proclamations including “The St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing Honoree” for her 56 years of outstanding service in the field of nursing. She was also the recipient of "The Spirit of Marist Award" for Marist High School. She received a Proclamation from the Mayor of Jersey City as "Senior Citizen of the Year." Above all, what Agnes must be recognized most for was her benevolent attitude and her infectious charisma – she was truly one of a kind!

To those who knew her as Mother, Nana, Aunt, or friend-- they were the most fortunate recipients of her genuine care. Whether it was the countless stories she told or the silly songs she sang her grandchildren, she will truly be missed for colorful personality and the life lessons she shared.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady of Victories Church at 11 AM.
Burial will take place in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City.

 

 
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My precious aunt agnes ,thank you for all the fond memories spending time with you and and the family either in the city or down the shore their Precious Memories I'll never forget I'm so going to miss you love you Kathy
Kathleen Mary Sagers
To all the Catlaws, Please accept my sympathy at the loss of your precious Mother.One of a kind was the perfect way to describe her. Her accomplishments precede her. May God bless & comfort you all at this time.l Sincerely, Lou Squitieri
Lou Squitieri
To all the Catlaws, Please accept my sympathy at the loss of your precious Mother.One of a kind was the perfect way to describe her. Her accomplishments precede her. May God bless & comfort you all at this time.l Sincerely, Lou Squitieri
Lou Squitieri
Aggie claimed to be my father's (late William A Connelly) first girlfriend at age 6. They walked to grammar school together... She always had stories to share. May she rest in peace.
Trish Connelly
To the Catlaw family, I am very sorry for your loss.
mary ertle
Agnes and my mom Ann Csontos were first cousins (their mom's were sisters) I will always remember how Agnes was so fond of referring to my mom as her "older" cousin. (only by a year, but still younger than mom) She was a very special person to my mom. So very sorry to hear of her passing. Sincerest condolences.
Mary Csontos Eagan
My Condolences to the entire Catlaw family. I was sorry to hear that Agnes had passed away. My Mother, Arline Kerrigan, and Agnes took a liking to each other when they knew one another living at The Wexford Assisted Living (now Wellington Estates). They shared many meals and stories together. I got to know her when I visited my Mom. She was a great lady. Even though Mom passed away there November 2, 2016, I know that she and Agnes are catching up with each other now. RIP Agnes. Jane E. Kerrigan - Arline Kerrigan's Daughter
Jane E.Kerrigan
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