Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, known for her faith, strength, and selflessness.
Katherine Irene Colonna, 96, of Clifton, NJ, passed away on June 12, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Montclair, NJ, where her ancestors had a presence for over 130 years. It is here where she raised her eight children and then relocated to Clifton 38 years ago.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Irene’s visitation on Friday, June 16 at Hugh Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St, Montclair from 3pm to 8pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, N Fullerton Ave, Montclair on Saturday, June 17th at 10:30am.
Irene was predeceased by her spouse, Michael Thomas Colonna, also of Montclair. She is survived by her children, Marie (late Jack) Kennedy, Anita Capillo, Kathleen (Peter) Chartier, Michele Baird, Michael (Karen) Colonna, Paul (Brenda) Colonna, Christine (Kevin) Brancato, and Frances (Ron) Orthwein. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Irene was a devoted mother and loving wife known for her faith, selflessness and a sense of humor. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, but always found time to help others through many volunteer organizations. Irene was a lifelong member, volunteer and supporter of Immaculate Conception Church in Montclair.
Irene’s sense of humor endeared her to all who had the pleasure to know her. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren cherish her wisdom and wit, and will stand as her greatest legacy of continuing kindness, love, and faith.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) 1731 Embarcadero Road, Suite 210 Palo Alto, CA 94303 Website: http://www.cfri.org/fundraising.shtml or to a charity of your choice. For online condolences please visit www.moriartyfh.com