Kathleen Graham Magovern, 63, of Manchester passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was born in Miami, Florida and raised in Bayonne and Pine Beach, NJ. She was a graduate of Toms River High School South. She lived in Germany for a time and when she returned home she met and married her husband, James Jerome Magovern, Jr. in 1985. Together they lived in Toms River where they owned and operated Follow Me Farm and raised their family. Kathy and Jerry moved to Clayton, NC where they enjoyed life together until Jerry's passing. She then returned to NJ to be near her family. Kathleen worked as a
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Sales Associate for Pier 1 Imports, Toms River, for more than 22 years. She was an active member of New Beginnings Church, Brick. Kathy loved to travel, loved the sand between her toes, enjoyed gardening and had a talent for interior design. Most of all, she loved being a grandma and loving on her babies. She enjoyed shopping, hosting and cooking for as many as she could fit around the table. Kathy was from a large family and her loss leaves an immense void that cannot be filled. She was our peacemaker; a gentle hand that never failed to reach out. Her love is tangible and is written on the souls of each of us. Above all else, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her faith in God was fierce and her example true.
Kathleen was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, James Jerome Magovern, Jr. in 2012; her parents, George and Bernadette (O’Donnell) Graham; her stepson William Scott Magovern and her stepdaughter Tamarin Ann Magovern. She is survived by her cherished daughter Kerri and son-in-law Steven Rindos of Brick and her two stepsons, James Jerome Magovern, III and his wife Lisa of NJ and Michael Carl Magovern and his wife Stacey of Texas; two beloved brothers and their wives, George Wilford Graham and Kate, and Charles Francis Graham and Noreen, all of Toms River; two precious sisters, Bernadette Graham of Manchester and Marie E. Graham Cicalo and her husband Anthony of Toms River. Kathleen was also the adored grandmother of Noah James Bassinder Martinez, Bailey Kole Bassinder Rindos, Alexandra Lynn Magovern Griffin, Olivia Magovern, Liam Magovern, Ryan Magovern and Alyssa Reese Magovern; and is also survived by host of cousins, nieces and nephews who she loved endlessly.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 1-4 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Road , Manasquan, NJ, with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 3 pm. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.