Catherine Chorey, 75, Bergenfield Resident

BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- Bergenfield resident Catherine Chorey died on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck. She was 75. 

Chorey was born in the Bronx on Nov. 18, 1940 to Christopher and Antoinette Joyce. 

She resided in the Bronx until she eventually married Robert J. Chorey on April 11, 1964. 

The two began their married life in Yonkers, where they had a son and daughter. The family of four moved to Bergenfield in 1975. 

In her teens and twenties, Catherine had a passion for horses; often riding in Van Cortlandt Park where she would lead trail rides for others. 

Chorey worked as a designer at the Heights Flower Shoppe in Hasbrouck Heights for many years. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.

Cahorey is survived by her husband Robert, son Thomas and wife Donna of Middletown, N.Y.; daughter Kathleen and husband George of Emerson, N.J.; cherished grandchildren, Shawn and Brittany Chorey and Kevin and Kaitlyn Carey as well as brother Christopher Joyce of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. 

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield. 

All will gather at the funeral home on Monday at 9 a.m. for the funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Bergenfield at 10 a.m. 

Interment will be at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Catherine's name to the Arthritis Foundation. Please visit

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