Catherine Pierdinock

Obituary of Catherine Pierdinock

Catherine B. "Kiki" Pierdinock, 85, of Monmouth Junction died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 peacefully at The Elms of Cranbury, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Monmouth Junction she was a lifelong Monmouth Junction resident. Catherine worked for many years as a para-professional at the Monmouth Junction elementary school where she was fondly known as "Mrs. P." by the students. She was a lifelong member of St. Cecilia's Church and was a primary participant in collecting church history, archiving and documenting its growth into its new church. Catherine was an active basketball and softball player while at Jamesburg High School and was nominated best athlete in Middlesex County. She continued to play softball locally for many years. Daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Ryan) Brabson, sister of the late Sterling Brabson, George Brabson, Betty Courtney, Terry Brabson, she is survived by her husband of 61 years Michael Pierdinock, a son Michael J. Pierdinock, a daughter Michele A. Pierdinock, 2 sisters-in-law Gloria Brabson, Vera Brabson, 3 grandchildren Kelsey, Stephanie and Christian and one great granddaughter Payton Mae. A Mass of Christian(? Catholic) Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Friday, April 4, 2014, St. Cecilia's Church 10 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction. Entombment will follow in the Holy Cross Burial Park. Friends may call on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 4-7 pm at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine's memory to: Greater NJ Association for Alzheimer's 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834. (Include this Code "GNJZPS" on donation so it can directly benefit support groups, programs and services for caregivers.)
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