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Kathryn A Risi

January 8, 1989 May 14, 2018
Kathryn A Risi
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Kathryn Veronica Ann Risi, 29, passed away on May 14, 2018. Cherished daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, she was deeply loved and will be tremendously missed by all.

Kathryn was born January 8, 1989 and was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. She graduated from Hillsborough High School in 2007 and attended Kean University studying theatre and business management.

Kat loved community theatre and she lit up the stage with her performances. She had roles in many plays including "Love Letter" (Melissa), "Much Ado About Nothing" (Dogberry), "Whose Life Is It Anyway" (Sister Anderson), "The Dresser" (Irene), "Tribute" (Hilary/Nurse) and "Inherit the Wind" (Rachel). One of her favorite role was playing Sally Bean in "Rehearsal for Murder" where she was able to showcase her comedic talents and had the audience captivated.

Another passion of Kat's was her love of animals. She was a strong advocate for animal rights. Her motto "Animals Don't Have A Voice, So You'll Never Stop Hearing Mine" resulted in her rescue of many animals from neglect or abuse. She had a knack for befriending and getting stray cats to trust her, one of which now resides on her parents deck. Kat especially loved and cared for her cats Molly, Rudy and Cali. She was a volunteer at St. Hubert's Animal Shelter in Madison and was going to pursue all different aspects of animal care.

Her many interests included photography, music, bowling, amusement parks and nature. Kat loved spending time with her family especially during the holidays, her favorite being Christmas Eve with the Italian traditional feast of the 7 fishes at Uncle Joe's. She loved baking and sharing her delicious chocolate chip and snickerdoodle cookies. Her Mom still doesn't understand why Kat's cookies came up nice and rounded while her Mom's always went flat. She participated with her family in many charity walks to raise money for breast cancer.

Kathryn had a good heart, loving ways, wonderful sense of humor, beautiful smile and twinkle in her eyes that warmed those around her. She will be leaving an indelible mark in the hearts of all her family and friends.

She is survived by her parents, Michael and Ronnie Risi, many aunts, uncles and cousins.and preceded in death by her loving grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 21st from 4-8 pm at Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 US-206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (908-874-5600). A Mass with be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 11 am at Mary Mother Of God Church, 157 South Triangle Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. A repass will follow.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in her name can be made to St. Hubert's Animal Shelter, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 (973-377-2295) or Tabby's Place, 1100 US-202, Ringoes, NJ 08551 (908-237-5300)

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4:00 PM 5/21/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hillsborough Funeral Home

796 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Hillsborough Funeral Home
796 US Highway 206 Hillsborough 08844 NJ
United States





11:00 AM 5/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Mary Mother of God

157 S. Triangle Rd
Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844

Mary Mother of God
157 S. Triangle Rd Hillsborough 08844 New Jersey
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Hubert's Animal Shelter

575 Woodland Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940

Tabby Place

1100 US - 202
Ringoes, NJ 08551

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