Catherine M. Hagen, 74, of Pequannock, passed away on December 22, 2021 while receiving the loving care of her family.
Born in Paterson, Catherine was the daughter of the late Gerald and Ann Hagen. She grew up in Wanaque and Haskell and settled in West Milford to raise her two daughters. She was a talented French hornist who played in several groups, including Polished Brass, the Palisades Park Marching Band, Jacksonville Chapel Concert Band and the Montclair Orchestra. She loved stargazing and astronomy, so much so that she built her own telescope.
Catherine is survived by her daughters, Yvonne Clowes and her husband John, and Sharon Wareka; her brothers, Jerry Hagen and his wife Suzanne and James Hagen and his wife Cora; and her grandchildren, Catherine, Aidan, Devin, and Darren.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Monday, December 27 at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral expenses would be greatly appreciated by the family.