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Kathy Ayres Caton
Kathy Ayres Caton

July 10, 1959 - May 10, 2019
Born in Dover, NJ
Resided in Andover Township, New Jersey


Kathy Ayres Caton, 59, of Andover Township, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Morristown Medical Center.

Born in Dover, Kathy grew up in Andover Township. She was a 1976 graduate of Newton High School. Kathy worked at Sheridans Restaurant for over 20 years. She also worked in the Human Resources Department at former MedAlert in Sparta and has worked as an Aide at Merriam Avenue School in Newton for the last 3 years. Kathy moved to Newton in 1993 and returned to Andover Township in 2018. Anyone who knew Kathy knew that she had a passion for her family and for her grandchildren.

Daughter of the late William R. Ayres, Kathy is predeceased by her brother, Jay Ayres. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Bob Caton; her children, Dan Finkle and wife, Danielle, of Newton, Jessica Geldhauser and husband, Craig, of Ogdensburg, Laura Finkle, of Mendocino, CA, and Robert M. Caton, of Andover Township; her mother, Patricia A. (nee Sinclair) Fackler, of Hampton Township; her grandchildren, Ethan Geldhauser, Morgan Geldhauser, and Harper Finkle. as well as her siblings, Deborah Healy and husband, John, of Petersburg, NY, Bill Ayres and wife, Janine, of Andover Township, Sandy Polizzo and husband, Carmine, of Hampton Township, and Susan Ayres, of Ogdensburg.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Newton Fire Museum Inc., 150 Spring Street Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be made at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:00 PM

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