Catherine C. Blackwell, 106 1/2, of Hopewell, NJ, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2019, at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, Plainsboro, NJ.
Mrs. Blackwell was married to Norman P. Blackwell for 42 years. She met Norman when the taxi she was riding in broke down in front of the Broad Street Garage. Norman was employed at the garage and later purchased it. Mrs. Blackwell worked closely with her husband as a partner in addition to doing the bookkeeping, running errands for her husband like picking up parts in Newark and Staten Island, and she even sold cars. She loved American History, singing in the church choir and the Hopewell Valley Chorus, dogs, driving cars and wearing hats and gloves. Mrs. Blackwell was a member of the Hopewell Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for 77 years, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Predeceased by her parents James and Catherine (Deasy) Cunningham , her husband Norman, and grandchildren, Jon A. Zuccarello and Amy B. Dula, she is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine B. and Joseph D. Zuccarello and Dr. Nora L. and Dr. David J. Dula; her grandchildren Michael J. Zuccarello and wife Jeannette M., Kate A. Zuccarello, Dr. Molly E. Guzic and spouse Dr. Nicholas Guzic; Dr Brian D. Dula and Kelly M. Dula and great grandchildren Justin M. and Anthony J. Zuccarello, Ava E. and Emily N. Guzic and Serena R., Ashton J., Alaina W. and Tristan B. Dula and Special Family Friend Roberta Schott.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 5, at Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ. Visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Hopewell, NJ.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to Hopewell Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 253, Hopewell, NJ 08525 or SAVE Animal Shelter, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.