Obituary of Catherine C. Storer
Catherine Carmella Storer nee Auciello, 81, passed into eternal life on Friday, April 19, 2019 surrounded by her husband Joseph of 61 years and family. Predeceased by her brothers Dominic and Leo. She was the loving mother of five children: daughter Donna and her husband Wil; son Edward and his wife Amy; daughter Cathy and her husband Yianni; son Daniel; son David and his wife Gemma. Also survived by six grandchildren: Nicholas and his wife Tori, Julia, Lydia and her husband Grant, Joseph, Jade and Jasmine, and great grandson Desmond.
Catherine was born in Brooklyn, NY to Donato and Donatella Auciello who immigrated to the US from Bari, Italy. Catherine met her husband while attending City College of New York. Twenty years later, after raising her family, she earned an English degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduating a year before her oldest daughter graduated college. Catherine was a voracious reader and clever crossword puzzle solver. She loved to travel, taking many cruises and visiting many countries: the Caribbean, Ireland, France, Germany, England, Greece, the Baltics, and China to visit her daughter Donna and family. She made 4 cross country trips, the first one with her family, then 3 successive trips with each set of grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, most especially the first flowers of spring after a long winter.
Catherine was a faithful parishioner of St. Francis Church, volunteering with the food pantry and baking cakes for bereavement; she also volunteered at Holy Name Hospital for many years. She worked as a Bergen County Democratic party committee woman. In addition to being a lifelong homemaker, cooking thousands of nourishing meals, other jobs included: proofreader, copy editor at RN magazine, preschool teaching assistant at St. Francis school and her last and favorite as library assistant at Ridgefield Park Library.
Catherine was generous, contributing to many causes, including World Vision, Arbor Day Foundation, National Organization for Women, to name a few. She was welcoming and accepting of all people regardless of race, religion, creed - always willing to open her home especially to her children's friends. She enjoyed bowling and as a lefty once achieved a 200 game. She enjoyed many lively hours of fun playing cards with the family and any others visiting on a Sunday afternoon.
Throughout her life, she made sure to wear just the right shade of lipstick before going out and a pocketbook to match her outfit even on her very last appointments with the doctors.
Visitation will be held at Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home on Monday, April 22nd from 4pm to 8pm. The Funeral from the funeral home at 8:30am. The Funeral Mass is 9:30am on Tuesday, April 23rd at Saint Francis RC Church in Ridgefield Park. Friends of Bill W. are welcome! Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of Ridgefield Park Library 107 Cedar Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660.