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Catherine 'Kay' Mellone, 102, Lifelong Hackensack Resident

Catherine "Kay" Mellone
Catherine "Kay" Mellone Photo Credit: Family of Catherine "Kay" Mellone, via G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Service

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Catherine "Kay" Mellone, a lifelong resident of Hackensack, died on Sunday, Jan. 1. She was 102.

Before she retired, Mellone was a seamstress for the Lilliput Company in Hackensack for many years. She was past president and member of the Rosebuds, and a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church, in Hackensack, where she was a member of the Socialites.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Kubeck; grandchildren Justin Kubeck and his wife Anna, and Jessica Lo Piccolo and her husband Vincent; and great-grandchildren Paul, Gabriella, Olivia, Mason and Preston.

Mellone was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Mellone; son-in-law Paul; and siblings Felicia Mei, Jennie Perone and Anthony Di Francesco.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on her 103rd birthday, on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11:15 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 50 Lodi St. Burial will follow, at George Washington Memorial Park, in Paramus. The family will continue the celebration of her life, with a meal, following that.

G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Service, in Hackensack, is assisting with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, using this form.

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