Kathryn K. Zapcic, passed away peacefully at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, on Thursday, November 12th. She was born in Bronx, NY, the daughter of Hugh Kennedy and Margaret Byrnes Kennedy. She graduated high school from Academy of St. Elizabeth’s in Convent Station, NJ. As a young woman, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education which translated into the meaningful life’s work of teaching in Catholic Schools. Students of St. Jerome’s in West Long Branch, St. Joseph’s in Keyport, and St Leo’s in Lincroft all experienced the benefit of a genuinely caring, devoted teacher. She resided in Shadow Lake Village in Red Bank, NJ and spent most of her life living in Eatontown, NJ. Katie cherished time spent with family and friends. She was most happy when she was attending her grandchildren’s activities, enjoying a new recipe or restaurant, when a new book arrived on her kindle, and watching “Jeopardy” with her husband.
She was predeceased by her parents and her Aunt Mary, who helped raise her after her mother’s early passing. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard A Zapcic; her daughters, Jennifer Vetter (Tom, husband), and Rebecca Zapcic (Branden Wilburn, partner); and her three grandchildren, Abigail, Gavin, and Claire; her sister, Patricia Guarino (Robert, husband); and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Visitation will take place at the John E. Day Funeral Home 85 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Saturday, November 21st, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 4:00 PM on the day of her visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Kathryn’s memory to: American Heart Association, One Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, or, The ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929
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