Obituary of Catherine Hall
Catherine M. Hall – 108 - of Cliffside Park, NJ, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Aunt Mitzie was a very special person.
Aunt Mitzie grew up in probably the biggest technology boom in the history of the earth. Days when you spoke face to face or not at all. She was thrilled when they wired her house for electricity as a youngster. It must have built character, because that's exactly what she had. She was on earth through WWI and Titanic's maiden voyage and witnessed the rise of motorcars, airplanes, TVs and computers. She enjoyed having fun times with family and friends while taking in a Jazz band on Bergenline Avenue. She loved to dance. Mitzie was active all her life and claimed she could "run like the wind" as a youngster. Nobody would doubt that. However, she was not fond of this "new world" but she dealt with it like the champion she was.
Catherine Hall was believed be the oldest INDEPENDENTLY living person in the country, if not the world at 108. She cooked, cleaned and kept her apartment neat as a pin. Although a very modest person, she did want the world to know the secret to a long and healthy life- KEEP MOVING! Exercise your mind and body every day. She lived alone in a third floor walk-up apartment up until 2 weeks before she died. Having lived there for over 30 years, we all said that the stairs kept her in shape along with all the daily exercises she did. "You have to exercise", she would tell us over and over again. Never having driven a car, she walked everywhere, and she loved New York City. It would only take her 20 minutes to get there so that's where she did all her shopping.
Aunt Mitzie was an avid reader of murder mysteries, completed crossword puzzles and never missed Jeopardy. Into her 100's, she could do well over 30 sit ups, put her palms to the floor without bending her knees and do her famous Rockette kicks-over her head! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCWEpT-dV-0
Aunt Mitzie was the kindest soul you could imagine. While living independently, she never asked for help but was extremely thankful if you did. Her words of wisdom: never hold a grudge and don't hold on to anger. She will be missed by all!
Catherine was prececeased by her husband Gerald Hall, and her 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her niece Margaret Urso, and great nephew Marc Saeger. Also surviving are many other nieces, nephews, grand and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral from McCorry Brothers, 780 Anderson Ave.,Cliffside Park on Saturday December 7, 2019, at 10 AM . A Catholice Blessing be celebrated. Burial to follow at Flower Hill Cemetery, North Bergen, NJ. Visiting hours on Saturday December 7, 2019 from 8:3-10:30 AM at McCorry Brothers Funeral Home, Cliffside Park, NJ.
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