HAWTHORNE, NJ - Kathleen, age 84, of Hawthorne, NJ, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, Kathleen lived in Rumford, RI, Maplewood, NJ and Westwood, NJ before moving to Hawthorne. Kathleen's last employment was as a Bookkeeper at South Orange Maplewood Adult School in Maplewood.
She is survived by her children: Stephen and wife Lequan, Robert and wife Christi, Kenneth, Michael, Karla Tombaugh, and Pamela. Kathleen is also survived by her three grandchildren: Robert C. Dudzik and Emma and Audrey Tombaugh. She was predeceased by her husband Francis R. Dudzik in 1995. A mother to all, her generosity and kind spirit will be remembered forever. Sto lat Matka and Babci.
Visiting hours Friday 2 - 4 & 7 - 9pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Mass is 10:00am on Saturday, March 22 at St. Rose of Lima, 50 Short Hills Ave, Short Hills, NJ. Interment at the St. Teresa Cemetery in Summit.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Kathleen's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.