Obituary of Catherine Jean Moylan
Catherine Jean Coyle Moylan, age 86, of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 28, 2019. She will be remembered with great love by her 5 children and their spouses, Brien Moylan (Julie), Colette Pastorino (Rick), Daniel Moylan (Lori), Catherine Moylan (deceased), Michele Sandford (Todd), her twelve grandchildren whom she cherished and adored, sister Geraldine Coyle and sister-in-law Maureen DeMaio. Catherine was the widow of Daniel J. Moylan, and was preceded in death by siblings Alice McKenna, Phillip, Jerry and Donald and by her parents Phillip and Catherine Coyle.
Catherine was born in the Bronx, New York. As a young girl she lived on City Island where she had many fond memories of living near the water. She attended both grammar and high school at St. Nicholas of Tolentine where she met her husband Dan and made many dear lifelong friends who fondly referred to themselves as The Rinky Dinks.
Catherine had a passion for current events and loved to learn, receiving her college degree in history at the age of 64 from Felician University. She was an avid tennis player. She loved movies. She loved to dance. She loved her family, nurtured her children, and pushed them to succeed. Catherine will be remembered for her love, generosity, intelligence, beauty and style.
Services will be held Friday, May 31st at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke's Parish 265 W Mill Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America (alzfdn.org).
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