Katherine Julia Yezza, age 70, died peacefully on July 21, 2017 at home in Mahwah, NJ. Katherine, daughter of Francis Tedesco and Irene Manula, was born on March 17, 1947 in Bronx, NY and was a longtime resident of Oakland, NJ. When not in Mahwah, you could find Kathy in Atlantic City with her loving husband, Ralph Sr. or making her famous meatballs and pizza bread for her family. Katherine was adored by her three children Julianne Durant (Peter), Joseph (Beth Ann), and Ralph Jr. (Erin), and beloved by her grandchildren Maggie, Mollie, Harry, Kellie, Ava, and Trot. A viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, July 24th at Oakland Memorial Home in Oakland, NJ. The funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25th at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oakland, followed by internment at Christ the King Memorial Park in Franklin Lakes.