Catherine Mary ‘Kay’ McGoorty nee O’Brien
Catherine Mary ‘Kay’ McGoorty nee O’Brien, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 14.
McGoorty was born in Bronx, New York and moved to Rockaway 48 years ago. She was a financial advisor who was the daughter of Irish immigrants Thomas O’Brien and Mary Fogarty. She worked in the bursar’s office of Long Island University, Brooklyn Center for more than 30 years. She was also a member of Blessed Trinity Parish Goldwww. en Age and was an active member of the community.
McGoorty was preceded in death by her husband, John F.; son, Johnny; and daughter, Maryanne.
She is survived by her sons, Michael (MaryLee), Thomas (Maryann), James, William (Jennifer) and Joseph (Patricia); daughter, Catherine Cardinale (Joseph); daughter-in-law, Mary; grandchildren, Thomas (Mary), John, Ryan, William, Maryanne, Sean, Meaghan, Bridgette, Elizabeth, Timothy, Joseph, Rita and Michael.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass took place at St. Thomas More Church, Rockaway Point. Interment followed at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, New York.