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Catherine E Olszewski

Age: 76

Date of Death: September 25, 2018

Caldwell, NJ

Catherine Elizabeth Olszewski (nee Catherine Elizabeth Watson), age 76, of Beachwood, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home after a long illness. Cathy was born on August 30, 1942, in Newark and lived in Newark and East Orange before marrying her late husband, Edward F. Olszewski, in Bayonne in 1961. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Aloysius Church, 219 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ, on Saturday, September 29, at 11 am. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. Cathy always wore a smile and was known to ask, “How was your day?” Cathy is survived by her daughter, Debra A. Ostrowski, and son-in-law, Donald Ostrowski, of Caldwell, NJ; granddaughter, Nicole T. Robertson, of Northfield, NJ; and brother, Walter Watson, of Phillipsburg, NJ. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward F. Olszewski; and daughter, Karen M. Olszewski-Doane, of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Cathy loved the Jersey Shore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward a commemorative bench in her name on the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk. Please email Jean D’Avella at for detailed information.