In Memoriam: Former Fair Haven Business owner Kay O’Brien, 88

Former Fair Haven business owner Catherine “Kay” Cooney O’Brien, of Shrewsbury, passed away on Dec. 21 of COVID-19 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was 88.

Born in Newark and raised in Glen Ridge and Spring Lake, Kay graduated from Lacordaire Academy in Montclair and Rosemont College in the Class of ’54.

Kay O’Brien … Photo/loved ones via Thompson Memorial Home

Kay was the former owner of More To The Point custom needlepoint and knitting store in Fair Haven. She also served on the board of The Women’s Exchange in Little Silver for 25 years and was the Newcomers Alumnae Club treasurer for 20 years.
An avid bridge player, she attained the rank of Silver Life Master with the American Contract Bridge League.

Loved ones of Kay O’Brien in her obituary

Kay had a career in real estate career with Brokers 3 Realtors in Shrewsbury. She was a member of the Distinguished Sales Club, National Association of Realtors and the NJ Association of Realtors.

The daughter of Royal James and Mary Gertrude Murray Cooney, Kay was predeceased in 2006 by her husband, Kenneth after 50 years of marriage, and an infant daughter, Elizabeth.

She is survived by five children: Kenneth A. Jr. and Gerard M., of Los Angeles, Mark H. of Brooklyn, Edmund C. of Chicago, and Casey O’Brien Blondes of France; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A celebration of her life will be scheduled when friends and family may safely attend.

Donations in her memory can be made to Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, PA 19010, or Regis High School, 55 E. 84th St, New York, NY, 10028, or Saturday Soup Kitchen, 503 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712.

— Edited obituary from original provided by family to Thompson Memorial Home

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management