Catherine “Cathy” Margaret Rutter

Age 71 of Carmel, IN; Former longtime Haddonfield resident

(nee McGee)  Loving wife,  Mother, granny, sister, aunt, and dear friend to many passed away peacefully on August 19, 2021.  She is survived by her beloved husband Edward T. Rutter; loving children: Eric (Becky) of Cherry Hill, NJ and  Crista Hassett (Josh) of  Carmel, IN, her adored grandchildren: Tommy, Matty & Kayla Rutter and Emily Hassett and her brother Bill McGee (Joan) of Northfield, NJ.

Cathy attended Philadelphia Catholic School until 4th Grade and then moved to Atlantic City, NJ and eventually graduated from Holy Spirit High School Class of 1967.  She attended Rutgers Univ. in Camden, NJ later in life and studied Art History.  She met her husband and love of her life, Ed, while working at the South Jersey Gas Company. Their first date was to the Atlantic City Boardwalk for Lunch at Taylor’s Pork Roll and a walk on the “Boards”.  Cathy had an amazing gift for hosting and entertaining that made all holidays, Sunday dinners, and family gatherings a special experience. Her artistic and creative talents not only came through when she hosted but also in her love of fine art, music, decorating, and jewelry making, among many other things. She had the amazing opportunity to travel extensively during her life with friends and family, and frequently enjoyed reminiscing about her trips and the fun times spent together. Cathy was an avid Skier and enjoyed skiing with her family and seeing them enjoy the slopes and their vacation home in the Pocono Mountains in PA. Her boisterous laugh brought a smile to many and was representative of how she lived life- with great joy and laughter and surrounded by the family and friends she treasured so dearly. She will be missed dearly but her creative spirit and infectious laughter will live on in those she loved and shared her great heart with during her short time on earth.

Cathy’s family will receive friends on Thursday Evening, Aug. 26th, 6-8 PM, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  All are invited to her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Aug. 27th, 11 AM at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment, private.