Catherine H. Panella
Catherine H. Panella

September 17, 2017
Born in Jersey City, NJ
Resided in Colonia, New Jersey


Catherine H. Panella, 79, of Colonia, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Thursday, September 21 at 9:45 am, thence to St. John Vianney RC Church, Colonia, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:45 am. Final Disposition will be private. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, from 4 - 8 pm.

Catherine was born in Jersey City to William and Helen Saucyn. She was a resident of Colonia for 53 years.

Catherine retired in 1999 from Rahway Hospital after 23 years of service.

Catherine is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph Panella; her devoted children, Diane McDuffie, Michael Panella, Ann Marie Donovan, Lorraine Lopez and James Panella: her cherished grandchildren, Michael, Morgan, Katelyn, Stephanie, Meghan, Matthew, Lauren and Erica; her great grandchildren, Cannon and Brayden and her dear lifelong friends, Margaret and Ann.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave. Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. John Vianney RC Church
420 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:45 AM
Final Disposition


Alzheimer's New Jersey
400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251
Denville, NJ 07834


Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home • 803 Raritan Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066 • 732-382-6262 •
Sullivan Funeral Home • 146 East Second Avenue • Roselle, New Jersey 07203 • 908-241-2345 •

Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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