On Saturday, January 21, 2023, Kathleen Patricia Huish, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away, she was 79. Kathy was born to the late Mario (George) and Antionette (Annette) Amato and married to her husband, Henry (Hank/Buddy) for 58 wonderful years. Kathy and Hank went on to have a son, Dr. Stephen Huish, married to Pamela Huish, and Kathy is also survived by two grandchildren, Kaylin and Brett.
Kathy attended high school at The Academy of St. Aloysius in Jersey City, NJ and met the love of her life, Buddy, a student at Dickenson High School. She graduated college from Fordham University in Bronx, NY with a degree in education. She dedicated her life to inspiring countless elementary school students in Bogota, NJ for 35 years winning many awards including teacher of the year. Kathy also obtained her real estate license in New Jersey.
Kathy had a passion for life and learning. She loved discussing current events and was always available to give great advice to family and friends. She also enjoyed meeting new people and within minutes would know that person’s life story. Kathy had a beautiful smile and bright green eyes that lit up the room. Smart, witty, and a flare for fashion, always dressed to the T’s with a perfect manicure. Kathy was a legendary shopper. She cherished and adored her friends, family and grand-animals, which most recently includes 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 pigs. She was known for her fabulous cooking and entertaining with family and friends. Always up for a trip to Florida with Hank, she loved the warm sunny skies and ocean.
Kathy also loved her cousins very much and cherished sharing lunches and holidays with them. Her “big sis”, Nancy, was her special confidant and lunch date companion. She also had a very close and loving bond with Pam and Steve’s Kansas City, MO family, Kelly, Steve, Kathryn, and Matt. Kathy always looked forward to seeing them and hearing about what they were up to.
She was most proud of her son, daughter in law and grandchildren. Kathy was ecstatic when her granddaughter, Kaylin, graduated from her and her mom, Annette’s alma mater, Fordham University with a Master’s Degree.
Kathy also loved knowing her grandson, Brett, had obtained his private pilot’s license and is attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida to become an airline pilot.
Kathy was an avid Giants/Yankee fan too. She enjoyed watching every Yankee game with Hank. She mercifully passed away prior to Saturday’s Eagle/Giants playoff game.
She lived the earlier part of her adult life in Bergenfield and Leonia, NJ and spent many summers and her later years in Long Branch on the Ocean and more recently in Ocean Township, NJ.
Fun, intelligent and elegant she was an inspiration to her students and grandchildren and will never be forgotten but forever remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
The Huish family would like to thank all of the wonderful caring and compassionate nurses, doctors and staff at Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Sumit Talwar, and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital who all worked tirelessly treating and caring for Kathy during her fight. Also, we’d like to especially thank her long-time physician, Dr. Michael Disciglio for all of his phenomenal care over the years. We truly appreciate all of you.
Family and friends may gather at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 28 at Woodbine Mausoleum, 1173 Eatontown Blvd. in Oceanport with a service to begin at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who are able make a donation to https://monmouthcountyspca.org/ or http://www.stjude.org. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolences by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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