SABINA HARRIET (PACZKOWSKI) McCARTHY passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019, at the Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge. She was 96.
She was born on October 6, 1922, in Bayonne, New Jersey, and was a 1940 graduate of Bayonne High School. Sabina married John Henry McCarthy in 1944. During World War II, while her husband John served in the Navy, Sabina was a factory worker supporting the war efforts.
Sabina and John lived in Bayonne until they moved to Iselin in 1955, where they raised their three children. In 2008 she relocated to Sunrise Senior Living of East Brunswick where she lived for 9 years before moving to the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge.
After moving to Iselin, she was employed by the Woodbridge Township Board of Education as a teachers' aide for 22 years. She was an active member of the Saint Cecilia's Parish and the Rosary Society. Sabina was also a participant in the Iselin and Evergreen senior groups and the AARP National Organization. In her younger years she was an avid seamstress and knitter and enjoyed making clothes for her children and baby sweaters.
Sabina was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1977.
Sabina is survived by her three children, Marguerite Pratt and her husband, Edward, of California, Maureen Cassidy and her husband, Dennis, of New Jersey, and John G. McCarthy and his wife, Kathleen, of New Jersey; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Denyse Johnson and her husband, Bryce, DJ Pratt and Steph Vallow and their son, Dustin (DJ), Timothy Cassidy and his wife, Heather, and their children, Juleesa, Luke, and Shannon, Matthew Cassidy, John M. McCarthy, and Erin Norton and her husband, Kevin, and their daughter, Ava. Also surviving is her brother John Paczkowski, a World War II Veteran, of South Brunswick.
Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 8:30 - 9:15 am, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, East Brunswick. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. For directions please visit our "Services" page.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Sabina's name, to the Reformed Church Home, 1990 Route 18 North, Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857.
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