~~Kathleen M. Himmel, 93, of Chatham passed away at Manor Care in New Providence on October 14, 2015. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christ Church, 234 Southern Boulevard, Chatham on Saturday, October 17th at 9:30am. Interment will follow at Mt. Saint Mary Cemetery in Flushing, Queens.
Born in Tuam Galway, Ireland, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Daly, Kathleen immigrated to the United States in 1938 at the age of 17. First settling in the Bronx, she had also lived in Flushing Queens before moving to Chatham over 30 years ago. Kathleen was an LPN and worked for many years at Flushing Hospital until her retirement in 1981. She was a longtime parishioner at St. Michaels in Flushing where she was active with the Rosary Society. Kathleen will be fondly remembered for her love and devotion to her family especially her grandchildren.
Kathleen was the beloved wife of the late Francis Himmel. She was the loving mother of Kathleen Gill, Mary Fabian, and Theresa Fabian. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Timothy, Adrienne, Elizabeth, Lauren, Caitlin, Andrew, Rory, Derek, and Luke, and great grandchildren, James, Burk and Samuel.