Obituary of Katherine Schuler MacNeal
Katherine Ann Schuler-MacNeal, age 97, of Armonk, NY passed away peacefully on November 12, 2018. Many friends knew Katherine as Kitty. She was also affectionately referred to as Grandma Kitty.
She is survived by children Catherine Kane (Edward), Jerome William Schuler, Margaret Schectman (Frank), Michael Schuler (Angela), and step-son Donald MacNeal (Maureen). Kitty was so proud of her twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Katherine was born in the Bronx on October 14, 1921 to Anna Kelly Marketta and Basil Marketta. Katherine is predeceased by four siblings: John Marketta, Michael Marketta, Marie Heidelberger, and Ann Scheer. She was the youngest of five siblings and attended Cathedral High School.
Katherine married Jerome Schuler in 1944 and raised their children in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx. She was predeceased in 1969 by her husband Jerome. In 1983, Katherine married Herbert MacNeal and moved to Glen Rock, NJ. After Herbert passed away in 1987, Katherine moved to Armonk to live with her son Michael and his wife Angela.
Katherine enjoyed her dance classes well into her 80’s with Selma’s Girls at the North White Plains YMCA. She enjoyed traveling with the New Horizons Group from Saint Barnabas and visited many exciting destinations in foreign countries and the United States, including Alaska at the age of 90.
We are thankful for the exceptional care Katherine received at Somers Manor over the past two years and are forever grateful for the care she received at home with her aides Sylvia and Corine.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Viewing will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:45 A.M. in St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY.
Interment will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.