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Kathleen F. (nee-Governale) Motta

January 29, 1933 - October 26, 2021

Beloved Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother


Service Date: October 30, 2021

In Lieu of Flowers: ASPCA- Special Giving 520 8th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Obituaries » Kathleen F. (nee-Governale) Motta

Kathleen (nee-Governale) Motta passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Newton. She was 88.

She was born on January 29, 1933, in Brooklyn to Frank Governale and Mary Cornell.

Kathleen loved spending time with her family and enjoyed celebrating and decorating for the holiday season. She loved to paint ceramics for the holidays and share them with family and friends. She was a huge animal lover, and a fan of all ice cream flavors.

Kathleen is predeceased by her beloved husband, Salvatore Joseph Motta.

Survivors include, her daughters; Deborah Mulherin and her husband, Mark, Denise Motta and Diane Del Gaizo and her husband, Peter, as well as her six cherished grandchildren, Richard Reo and his wife, Trisha, Stephanie Kinnear and her husband, Jake, Cathryn Fracasso and her husband Gherin, Joseph Woodward, Peter Del Gaizo and his wife, JoAnna and Vincent Del Gaizo and seven great-grandchildren, Caprise Kinnear, Gianna Lee Fracasso, Emma Grace Del Gaizo, Julie Anne Del Gaizo, Sophia Reo, Josie Reo and Mackenzie Kinnear.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973)887-3235. Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to ASPCA – Special Giving 520 8th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.