Catherine (Casagrande) Byrne

Born: Sun., Oct. 11, 1942
Died: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Location: O'Brien Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Location: St. Catharine's Parish

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Catherine (nee Casagrande) Byrne, 75 of Wall Township, peacefully passed away at her home with her family by her side on Sunday morning, August 19, 2018. Cathy was born in Lakewood on October 11, 1942. She graduated from Toms River High School South in 1962 and the Ann May School of Nursing, formerly Fitkin Hospital, in 1963. Cathy's nursing career included working at Lakewood Hospital and Jersey Shore University Hospital. In Later years as her family grew older she enjoyed working part time at Monmouth Cable Vision as a customer service representative for 17 years.
   Cathy's world revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren, who affectionately called her "Mimi."
   Cathy is predeceased by her parents Alfred and Alice Casagrande and a brother Dr. Alfred Casagrande, M.D. Surviving are her beloved husband of 53 years, Frank and their children; daughter, Christine and her husband Michael Adams; son, Greg and his wife Megan along with 5 grandchildren; Rachel, Samantha and Mackinley Byrne; Ashley and Ava Adams, and Cathy's brother Richard Casagrande.
  Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Thursday from 5-8 pm at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 rt 35, Wall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catharine's Parish in Spring Lake, at 9 am on Friday, followed by the burial and committal at St. Anne's Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA  in Tinton Falls at  or the VNA Hospice in Holmdel at

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   Posted Mon August 20, 2018
We are very sorry for the loss of Cathy. She was a great person and we always enjoyed her company and energy at our family celebrations. Her love for her grandchildren was easy to see. Her smile always lite up the room. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. We also send big hugs to Michael, Christine, Ashley, and Ava during this very sad time.

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