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Catherine McNamara, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on December 19, 2014. She was 78.

Mrs. McNamara was born on March 7, 1936 in Brosna, County Kerry, Ireland to the late Patrick and Mary (Sullivan) Lane. On August 16, 1958 she married William McNamara. He died on September 20, 2011. For many years before her retirement she worked in housekeeping at Albert Einstein Hospital.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Anne McNamara and Bernadette Leccese and her husband Nicholas; her sons, Kevin McNamara and Robert McNamara and his wife Sarah; three grandchildren, Michael McNamara, Susan McNamara, and Kerry Leccese; three brothers, John Lane and his wife Patricia, Cornelius Lane, and Daniel Lane; and two sisters-in-law, Kathleen McNamara and Elizabeth McNamara.

Visiting will be Sunday from 2-6pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10am at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.