Catherine Enright
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, December 10, 2018
Oakland Memorial Home
330 Ramapo Valley Road

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, January 1, 1970
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help R.C. Church
117 Franklin Avenue
Oakland, New Jersey, United States
Service Time: 09:30 AM

Obituary of Catherine G. Enright

Catherine Gormely Enright passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2018 in her home surrounded by friends and family. She was born on December 23, 1928 in New York City, and she grew up in the Bronx, graduating from the Academy of Mount St. Ursula High School in 1946, and Hunter College in 1950 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. After swearing she’d never get married and traveling the world with her cousin and friends, she met her future husband, Gene Enright, while working a temporary job at Exxon. Gene and Catherine were married in 1958 and welcomed their first child, Joseph, on March 11th, 1959. Soon after welcoming their second child Mary, they moved from Lodi to Oakland, New Jersey in 1971.Catherine loved her life in Oakland. It brought her closer to nature, which she always felt brought her closer to God. She loved to swim at Crystal Lake, where she was a member for over 40 years. She enjoyed hiking in the Ramapo Mountains, walking at the Wyckoff Wildlife Center, sleigh riding at Dogwood Middle School, and ice skating at the Lily Pond. Most of all, she loved sitting on her porch observing the nature surrounding her pond, feeding the birds, especially the cardinals, and enjoying the peace and serenity.She, like her husband Gene, gave generously of her time to the community and to those who needed help. She was a Eucharistic Minister, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Valley Hospital. Most proudly, she volunteered for over 30 years at the Ridgewood YMCA, assisting with swimming lessons for children with disabilities. From 1980 to 2013, she worked at the Ridgewood Newspaper as an Administrative Assistant. Her favorite job was organizing the Yankee Doodle Dandies for Ridgewood’s Annual 4th of July Parade.Catherine will be remembered for her strength, loyalty and tenacity, her appetite to live life to its fullest, her undying love for her family and friends, her appreciation of a good cocktail, and for always leaving room for dessert.Catherine is survived by her daughter Mary, son-in-law Michael, and granddaughter Emma of Piermont, NY, daughter-in-law Katherine Enright of Berkeley Heights, NJ, and grandchildren Shelly Enright and Nicholas Enright of Austin, TX.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Enright Melanoma Foundation.


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