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In Memory of

Catherine B. Hughes

September 11, 1945 - May 18, 2017

Obituary


Catherine B. Hughes, 71, a resident of West Orange, N.J., died unexpectedly at home on May 18, 2017. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at St. Joseph Church, 44 Benvenue Ave., West Orange, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.

Cathy was born in Newark, N.J., and was a graduate of St. Vincent Academy there....

Catherine B. Hughes, 71, a resident of West Orange, N.J., died unexpectedly at home on May 18, 2017. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at St. Joseph Church, 44 Benvenue Ave., West Orange, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.

Cathy was born in Newark, N.J., and was a graduate of St. Vincent Academy there. She also attended Rutgers University and was employed as a paralegal and legal secretary by the Federal U.S District Court of New Jersey, and served as executive assistant to the Honorable John W. Bissell until her retirement in 2005. She later worked for Connell Foley law firm in Roseland, N.J. An avid ballroom dancer, Cathy won many awards for her dancing, both locally and internationally.

Cathy was predeceased by her parents, Honora and Peter Hughes, and sisters, Anne Marie Rappleyea and Helen Myers. She is survived by her sister, Mary Kerrigan, and brother Peter. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the Development Office, St Vincent Academy, 228 W. Market St., Newark, NJ would be appreciated.