Catherine Ritchie

Catherine Ritchie

Monday January 20, 1941 - Monday October 26, 2020
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Catherine Ritchie age 79, of Mantua Twp. passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. She was born to the late Joseph Reilly and Jean (Kirschner). Catherine resided in Mantua since 1963 and worked as a Kitchen Aide for Mantua Township Public Schools. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, baking, puzzles, crafts, crocheting and loved Elvis. Most of all she adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wife of the late Thomas R. Ritchie, she is survived by her children, Donna Ritchie, Thomas Ritchie, Andrea Ritchie and Trina Ritchie; grandchildren, Brandy (Beecher) Upham, Kyle Upham, Brooke Lynn Ritchie, Brian Ritchie, Jessica Groff, Stephen Burns, Brittany Whittles, Jessica (Schappert) Ramstead, Heath Ramstead; great grandchildren, Breanna, Baretta, Neveah, Aidan, Landon, Brian Jr., Skylar, Hailey, Gemma, Caitlyn, Gracey, Heath Jr., Lexi, Gregory, and siblings.

Family and Friends may visit from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 31st, at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street Mantua, where a funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm. Burial will follow in Wenonah Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday October 31, 2020 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Saturday October 31, 2020 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, NJ 08051
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  • Service

    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, NJ 08051
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    Rev. Paul Melson
  • Interment

    Wenonah Cemetery
    Wenonah Avenue
    Mantua, NJ 08051
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Denise Weaver, Jim Weaver,Jessica Weaver

Posted at 07:53pm
"Catherine Ritchie" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Jean Alleva

Posted at 06:17pm
Cass, you will remain in my heart forever, love you so much
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Jean alleva

Posted at 10:35am
As we grew up, we always shared a bedroom ,and in the morning the sheets were always wet, sorry about that Cass . I remember when we were teenager's , we got all dressed up in gowns to go to a special dance, and you changed your mind at the last minute not to go, I was so angry ,that we ended up wrestling on the lawn in the grass ,in our pretty gowns, but we still told mom ,that we went to the dance and had fun. Funny how things change, you didn't like to go to dances then, but when you got older, couldn't stop you from dancing. We were dancing partners for life. Gonna miss our trips together ,we did everything together. Gonna miss our thrift store days , yard sales and any bargain we could get our hands on. Can't forget all the BBQ's either, and sitting in Joey's back yard, having a nice cold beer and just having our talks. You and Tom sooo enjoyed going to Maria's and Joey's so much. I am going to miss you so much (my partner) my sister . LOVE YOU ALWAYS IN MY HEART!

James Robert Weaver Jr.

Posted at 07:16pm
Catherine Ritchie, Aunt Cass/Cassie to me, was one of the most caring people I have ever met. She was also amongst the funniest, haha. Just thinking of her attitude and the spunk she held within her. She ALWAYS had something to say, quite sarcastically if you ask me! But that’s why everyone loved her, she was unique and witty and without a doubt a fun-loving in your face kind of person. I believe she will be severely missed by my good friend, Donna Ritchie, and of course her two siblings that were mentioned in the little blurb about her. I talk to Donna every day and will be there for her whenever she needs me. Each and every person related to her loved her so much, including myself. She always made me smile and Donna, Tommy & Trina you sure had one heck of a mom. Honor her and pay your respects. For me this is my special way of paying mine. I love you, Aunt Cass. We all did / still do. You’re about as big a memory to me as my father who passed away when I as only 12, I know you’ll cross my mind every single day just like he does. You always kidded around with me when I felt awkward and I appreciated that. You’re finally free, free to be with your beloved husband to torture and torment in the afterlife! Haha, just kidding. Look down upon us and smile and maybe guide us on our way back to you, we’ll see you soon sweetheart.

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Posted at 06:20pm
I love you...Bonnie, Anna and family
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