Kathleen Contillo


Kathleen, age 88, of Paramus, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Kathleen was born in Brooklyn, New York to Kate and John McConville, whose picture was by her side when she died. She was very proud of her Brooklyn roots and her Scottish Irish heritage. She took care to stock her children’s minds with memories of her family’s life in Brooklyn and in Glasgow, so much so that we feel we lived there among them. Kathleen was pre-deceased by her siblings, wee John, Eleanor, Mary, Joseph and Gertrude. Kathleen met the love of her life, Paul, in 8th grade. They lived on opposite sides of Marine Park and attended Good Shepard Church and school. She and Paul were married 69 years. Their marriage was a model of love and affection, faith and respect. They supported each other through all the joys and sorrows of this life.
Kathleen presided over a household that was always filled with family, friends and kids from the neighborhood. She had a way of making each person feel special. She was a gracious hostess, renowned for her cooking.
Kathleen was a devoted Catholic. Her faith in God never wavered. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Visitation Church in Paramus since 1955 and of St. Francis of Assisi on LBI since 1967, and served as a Eucharistic Minister.
Kathleen is survived by her husband Paul, her children Robert Contillo and his wife Christine, Debra Davis and her husband Doug, Ginger Contillo, Kait Contillo, Pegie Contillo and Angela Andersen and her husband James. She is also survived by her grandchildren Caroline, Emily, Benjamin, Justin, Tessa, Anthony, Joleen, Catherine, Sarah, Liam and Nolan, and by great grandson Brayden. Kathleen is also survived by many nieces and nephews, to whom she was a favored aunt.
Family will receive friends on Sunday January 26, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Monday January 27, 2020, at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church 234 N. Farview Avenue Paramus. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, 590 N. 7th Street, Newark, NJ 07107. www.ccannj.com

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Posted by The Eccleston Family on February 16, 2020 3:26 PM x

My father John Eccleston saw your wife’s obituary in the record and wanted me to reach out and send our condolences to the family.

Posted by Sandra Ann Robinson on January 29, 2020 11:01 AM x

Praying for the entire family to continue to be strengthened during this time of celebrating the life of Kathleen Contillo, a great lady! So many fond memories... Sincerely, Sandra Ann Robinson - Hackensack, NJ

Posted by Peleke Sacatropez on January 28, 2020 9:16 AM x

Aloha and Condolences to the Contillo Ohana from Hawaiʻī. My thoughts and Prayers go out to You. 🙏🏽 Heaven has certainly gained a Beautiful Angel

Posted by Father Bob Stagg on January 27, 2020 1:40 PM x

Bob so sorry to hear about your mom. we remembered her at the weekend masses. I’ll remember her at my mass on Monday.

Posted by John and Nancy Martin on January 26, 2020 1:22 PM x

Our condolences to the Cantilla family on the loss of their wife mother grandmother Kitty she will be sadly missed by all. John and Nancy Martin and family

Posted by Carmen and Elijah Miller, jr on January 26, 2020 11:56 AM x

We wish to express our condolences to the Contillo Family for passing of Mrs. Kathleen Contillo and we send our prayers for her and the family.

Posted by Debbie Goodlof on January 26, 2020 11:49 AM x

Judge, My very deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Please convey my sympathy to your family. I’m out of town this weekend or I would have come. Love to all

Posted by Pamela M Steele on January 26, 2020 6:44 AM x

I'm so sorry to hear of Kitty's passing. I have such fond memories of her, she was so sweet. I know she will be truly missed as she had so many people that loved her. My prayers to all of her family.

Posted by Carol Beideman on January 25, 2020 1:28 PM x

Angela so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Nothing in life prepares us for this loss. May all your wonderful memories help you through your lossSend prayers for you and your family May your Mother rest in the loving arms of Our Lord

Posted by Andrea Hused on January 25, 2020 3:18 AM x

My deepest sympathy is with all of you. What a wonderful, kind and welcoming person. I have fond memories of LBI planning Pegs shower and and many others. I pray your mom is at peace and that your memories will get you past this difficult time.

Posted by Theresa A DellaVecchia on January 25, 2020 2:05 AM x

My Beautiful Aunt Kitty... you are with the angels, with God. No pain no suffering anymore... thank you for all you did for me and my family through the years. I'll never forget the Holidays at Berry Lane... the love you gave to everyone was something to be seen and I will remember all the talks we had, your smiling face and, I will always remember your beautiful zest for life.... Be with angels now and watch over all of us...Kiss my Grandma for me....I love you. Theresa (MaryAlices Daughter-thats what you'd always say)


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