Catherine Caprio (née Watters), of Point Pleasant, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 11,2023. Born in Jersey City, Catherine was raised in Harrison, NJ. She graduated from St. Cecilia’s High School in 1951. Catherine married the love of her life Andrew Caprio in 1956, shortly after they were married they moved to Kearny where she raised her family for many years before settling in Point Pleasant in 1999. Catherine loved traveling and visits with her family in Scotland and getting together with her classmates at their high school reunions, dancing was one of her favorite past-times she enjoyed with her family and friends.
She was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of St. Cecilia’s in Kearny for many years, later becoming a parishioner at St. Peter’s Church in Point Pleasant where she was an active member of their rosary society. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary Watters, her brother Thomas and her loving husband of 65 years, Andrew S. Caprio. She is survived by her children, Cathy Berko (Harry), Andrew Caprio (Dawn), Mary Beth Zielinski (James), Thomas Caprio (Lisa), Annmarie Tarleton (Albert), Judy Ferriero, Joan Rose (Robert), 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, her sister Margaret and niece Karen Kolenda, her nephews Thomas and Timmy Watters and niece Melissa.
Catherine loved spending time with her family and many friends, visiting her children and grandchildren, and celebrating all holidays and special life events together. She knew how to light up every room she walked into and was always the life of the party. Catherine truly lived her life to the fullest and will forever leave an everlasting memory on every person she encountered.
A visitation for Catherine will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick, NJ 08724 on Monday, May 15, 2023 from 4pm-7pm. Her funeral mass will be held in St. Peter’s Church, 406 Forman Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, 08724 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:30am. Interment will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Catherine’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 601 St.
Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and Point Pleasant First Aid Squad, 1200 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit http://www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
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