Catherine Marie Stevens, 64, of Toms River, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Community Medical Center in Toms River, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Long Island, NY to Dolores and Paul W. Rowe Sr. She formerly lived in Mount Pleasant, SC, moving to South Toms River in 1965. Mrs. Stevens worked at Community Medical Center, Toms River prior to going to Manchester Manor Rehab Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 22 years, retiring in 2013. Family was the center of Catherine's life, and she will be dearly missed by them.
Catherine was predeceased by both her beloved husband, Kenneth Stevens, and her sister, Cheryl D'Allessio Coleman, in 2012. She is survived by her two daughters, Michele and her husband Jay Pagel of Egg Harbor Township, and Jessica Essman of Toms River; and her three grandchildren, Keary, Katie Marie, and Kenny. She is also survived by two best friends, Lorraine and Frank Fallaw; her brother, Paul W. Rowe Jr. of Pennsauken; and step brother, (Friar) Mark D'Alessio of Mount Sinai, NY. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her beloved pets.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 until the service at 4 p.m. at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in her name to Toms River Fire Company #1 or Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine, NJ. Friends may leave tributes to her family by visiting www.andersonandcampbell.com.