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Katherine D Menard

Age: 87

Date of Death: April 22, 2018

Denville, NJ

Loving mother and grandmother, Katherine (Donovan) Menard, longtime resident of Mountain Lakes passed away peacefully at home at the age of 87, surrounded by her family on April 22, 2018. Kate was born on January 27, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Francis Connor Donovan and his wife Mary Burke Donovan. She attended St. Rosalia’s School and in 1952 graduated from Marywood College with a degree in English and Psychology. She had Master’s level training in Special Education and began her teaching career at Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in Pittsburgh. In 1953, she married Raymond O. Menard. She and Ray spent their early years in Woodbury, NJ and Wilmington, DE before moving to Mountain Lakes, NJ in 1968. While raising her family in Mountain Lakes, she devoted herself to teaching Special Education at the Wilson School. Kate often said that her greatest achievement was raising six capable and competent children who remember her as a strong, selfless and loving role model who encouraged them to realize their individual strengths and pursue their passions. Kate is survived by her children Raymond (Laura), Frances Menard, Theresa Connolly, Mary Kathryn Menard (Stephen Scanga), John Menard (Eleni), Thomas Menard (Mary), her brother Francis Donovan, Jr. and thirteen grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond and her sister Ann Malone. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday April 28, 2018, at Saint Catherine’s Church, 10 North Pocono Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ where Kate was a congregant for fifty years. Following the service, all are welcome to attend a celebration of Kate’s life at the Mountain Lakes Club. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Medical Needs Foundation of Morris County www.TheMedicalNeedsFoundation.org