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Norah (Kane) McDermott

October 6, 1932 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Norah McDermott Obituary

Norah (Nonie) McDermott, (nee Kane), 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Sunday, November 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. The funeral will begin in the funeral home on Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. then to Queen of Peace R.C. Church, North Arlington, NJ for a 9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ

Born in Renvyle By The Sea, County Galway, Ireland, Norah immigrated to the United States in 1950 and lived in Boston, MA.  She later moved to Kearny in 1961 and lived there for 40 years before moving to Toms River, NJ. Soon after, she would go on spending time with each of her children in their homes and enjoying each family, which she thoroughly enjoyed sharing her memories about Ireland, family and life.

Some of her favorite past times is sitting by a fire, reading her favorite books and her love for horse racing while following her two son’s careers in Harness Racing.

She worked for the NJ Meadowlands Commission for seventeen years before retiring in 1997 and was a member of the St. Brendan’s Gaelic Football Club in Kearny.

Norah is survived by two daughters, Maureen Hansen (John), and Eileen Armitage (Ernest), two sons, John McDermott (Nancy) and Kevin McDermott (Sheri), two sisters, Kathleen Stewart and Madeline Nikoras. She was the beloved grandmother of Shannon, John, Jr., Kane, Ernest, Keely, Eilish, Caitlin, Mary, Liam, Kyla and Jessica and great-grandmother of Emily Norah.

Norah was predeceased by her husband, Anthony McDermott in 2014.

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November 12, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
November 13, 2023

9:45 AM
Queen of Peace R.C. Church
10 Franklin Place
North Arlington, NJ 07031


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