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Passing of Kathleen “Kate” McGinnity of Lambertville

Kathleen M. (“Kate”) McGinnity, age 71, passed away at Morristown Medical Center surrounded by family on Sunday, July 1.

Kate was born in Janesville, WI, in 1946, to Eugene and Mary McGinnity, and formerly lived in Marion, IN, and Hopewell, NJ. Kathleen (Brown) McGinnity received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1968 and her masters’ degree in Education from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. She taught Special Education for over 30 years at the Bancroft School in Haddonfield, N.J, in the Delaware Township Schools, and in the Montgomery County Schools. Most recently, she resided in Lambertville, and was an employee of the Lambertville Free Public Library.

Kate strongly believed in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and worked throughout her life to better the human condition. She loved reading, travel, self-discovery, mindful activities, and, most of all, her family and friends. She is survived by her sons, Peter, 39, and Andrew, 48, (wife Kristin Lindberg, son Owen Brown, 16, and daughter Ella Brown, 14); as well as her siblings Alan (Kathy) McGinnity, Susan (Ed) Fahey, and Maureen (Joe) Gehlhausen. Kate was preceded in death by her mother, Mary (McGinnity) Hodson, and her father, Eugene McGinnity.

Family, friends and acquaintances are invited to a celebration of Kate’s life at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018. Please visit for details on the event.

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