Catherine Cottrell


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, January 9, 2023
MJ Murphy Funeral Home
616 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Catherine M. Cottrell

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Catherine M. Cottrell, 82, of Monroe Township, NJ, passed away on December 30, 2022.

Full of life and always keeping everyone on their toes, Catherine could always put a smile on the faces of those that knew and loved her most.  She had a love for all children, but especially for her own grandchildren.  Catherine would never miss an opportunity to make their favorites, which no one can come close to, homemade split pea soup, eggs for grandma’s boys, mac & cheese and Ramen noodle soup.  She worked at the SPCA in North Brunswick as a caretaker for many years.  Catherine loved working with all the dogs the most.  She was an Elvis fan and appreciated the thrill of a shopping spree.  Catherine would often be found soaking up the sun and spending time outside taking in all the sounds and scents of the outdoors where she found solace. 

Catherine is survived by her 2 devoted sons and their spouses, Benjamin and Rita Cottrell and Robert and Donna Cottrell; 7 adored grandchildren, George (Marina), Max, Kathryn, Anthony (Sydney), Samantha, Christopher and Johnathan; cherished brother, Charles Denton; a very special honorary niece, Charlene; and cherished canine companions, Ace, Duke, Sam and Diamond.  She is also survived by many extended family and dear friends. 

Viewing will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction.  Cremation services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the ASPCA

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