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Updated: 06/21/2014 08:00:03AM

Catherine M. McEntee

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Catherine Marie McEntee, 91, of Venice, Fla., formerly of New Jersey, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Catherine was the oldest of eight children to William and Marie McEntee. Born in Franklin, N.J., she graduated from Montclair University and after several years of teaching, returned to attend Villanova University Law School. She graduated in 1961 and was recognized for her academic achievements by becoming a member of the Order of the Coif.

After a couple of years as a lawyer, she returned to her favorite profession, teaching, retiring from the Glen Ridge School System.

Catherine was the treasurer of the March for Life for 25 years and was devoted to the Right to Life movement. She was also a lay Carmelite.

She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice, Fla., and a member of the Council of Catholic Women.

She lived in Margate, N.J., before moving to Venice, Fla., in 2001.

Catherine is survived by two brothers and four sisters. She was preceded in death by another brother four years ago. She is remembered fondly by her 24 nieces and nephews and their children.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Venice, Fla. She will be laid to rest in Franklin, N.J., next to her parents. Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is caring for arrangements. To send condolences, visit:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the March for Life.