Cathleen “Kay” Shaughnessy, 96, of Robbinsville died Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Rose Hill Assisted Living of Robbinsville. Born in Newark NJ, she resided most of her life in Belleville NJ. Kay retired in 1989 as the Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools with the Belleville Board of Education. She was a Charter Member of the Belleville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Past President of the Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, was a Credit Manager of Walter Kiddie & Co., an active member of Reach to Recovery Division of American Cancer Society. After her husband’s death in 2006, Kay relocated to Princeton NJ to be closer to her grandchildren and became involved with The Golden Agers, The Encore Club and Princeton Senior Resource Center. She will be remembered for her love of family and joyous spirit in which she embraced life. Daughter of the late James and Katherine (Shanley) Reilly, wife of the late Robert J. Shaughnessy Sr. (Belleville Fire Dept. Deputy Fire Chief), sister of the late James J. Reilly, Mary Reilly Coronato, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Robert J. and Dee Shaughnessy, 3 grandchildren Robert, Daniel, William Shaughnessy and a great granddaughter Maya Shaughnessy. The Funeral will be held 8:30 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 am at St. Paul’s Church 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair, NJ. Friends may call on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.