Catherine "Kay" Raymond, 90, a longtime resident of Haddonfield, died Friday.
Kay lived on Marne Avenue for 70 years. She was born in Philadelphia, spent early years in Woodbury, then moved to Haddonfield as a teenager.
She started her varied career with Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia, worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during WWII, then several South Jersey medical practices. She also worked at Strawbridge & Clothier department store for 25 years before finally retiring from Macy's, winning many employee recognitions. She was a longtime member of Christ the King, the Haddonfield Fortnightly, the Mabel Kay Senior Center and was especially proud of her volunteer service with the ladies axillary of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
Kay was the only child of parents Raymond and Catherine Wert. Although never married, she enjoyed the friendship of many over the years including her oldest and closest friends Josephine and Michael Kizeik and their children, Gregory Kizeik, Diane Donatoni, Michael Kizeik (her godchild), and Joanne Buckley. Having no family of her own she spent many happy holidays with the Kizeiks and often referred to them as her adopted family.
Friends are invited to a viewing at 9:30 a.m. and a funeral mass 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ.