Catherine Civil (Kate)
Catherine Civil (Kate), 92, a resident of Fort Myers Beach, FL since 1989, formerly of Wayne, NJ passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1928 in Union City, New Jersey to Joseph and Gertrude Becker, now deceased.
Kate was pre-deceased by her husband Robert D. Civil on January 6, 2017. They were married on March 31, 1951 at St. Anastasia Church in Teaneck, NJ. Kate was a graduate of William Paterson College in 1950. She was an elementary school teacher before becoming a homemaker, wife and mother to eight children. They built their family home in Pines Lake, Wayne, New Jersey where she resided for 32 years. Kate was known for her strength not only her physical but her emotional strength, her love for family and friends, and her ever present faith. She loved to travel but more recently she found comfort with friends and family in her home at Boardwalk Capers.
She is survived by seven children, Pat Civil of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Mike (Colleen) Civil of Hewitt, NJ, Catherine (Anton) Schreck of Vernon, NJ, Mark (Judith) Civil of Colchester, VT, Kenneth (Roseann) Civil of North Fort Myers, FL, Jean Civil of Denver, NC and Matthew (Kristen) Civil of Kinnelon, NJ; 18 grandchildren, Kelly, Cynthia, Douglas, Hayley, Robert, Catherine, Kara, Alex, Constance, Abbey, Kelsey, Kenneth, Jessica, Samantha, Jacob, Matthew, Rebecca and Victoria; fifteen great grandchildren, Kailey, Allison, Josephine, Angela, Harley, Dallas, Loralei, Josephine, Dominick, Luke, Lyndsey, Nate, Henry, Nora and Jack; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Kate was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Civil, her daughter, Constance and her sister, Jean Dryzga.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Friday, February 26, 2021 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church 12171 Iona Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
Memorial contributions in memory of Catherine Civil are suggested to JDRF Diabetes Foundation, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, New York 10281 or online at jdrf.org.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care.