Catherine A. Genery - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Catherine A. Genery

April 28, 1942 - November 11, 2021

Catherine A. Genery, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

Born in Camden, NJ on April 28, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Grace V. (Streeter) Dillenschneider. Catherine worked as an Employee Relations Specialist for the U.S. Navy. She could often be found crocheting, watching movies or reading. Occasionally Catherine enjoyed relaxing with a blackberry brandy. Above all, she cherished spending holidays with her family and loved playing cards with her sisters.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Anne Lynch and Rose Anne Dillenschneider. She is survived by her children, Catherine M. “Cathy” Genery of Glendora, NJ, Walter J. “Jim” Genery, Jr. (Terry) of Camden, NJ, Joseph A. “Joe” Genery (Tish Henning) of Atco, NJ, Cynthia L. “Cindy” Doyle (Ted) of Newark, and Jeffrey M. “Jeff” Genery (Callie) of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Sr. Grace Anne Dillenschneider of Syracuse, NY, Helen Anne Corre, and Patricia Anne Dillenschneider both of Glendora, NJ; grandchildren, Christina, H. Vaughn, Walter J. III, Carolyn, Crystal, Jessica, Shelby, Olivia, Jaseem, Davion, Sheila, Gabriella, and Roman; and great-grandchildren, Trinity and Jaxson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to Sisters of St. Francis, Neumann Communities, 225 Greenfield Parkway, Suite 208, Liverpool, NY 13088.


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8 Condolences for Catherine A. Genery

  • Gmom you were the strongest women I knew. Holidays and family birthday’s will never be the same. As we always say, I love you to infinity and beyond plus all the stars in the universe!

  • To you Mom. I miss our good mornings, I miss our good nights, and I feel so sad. Then I remember all your pains and struggles fell away from your soul as God called you to Him. I love you.

  • So sorry about your mom she was a wonderful person it will always be an angel looking over you and your family my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time love Susan

  • Spent a lot of time growing up in your house, thank you for taking care of me. Rest peacefully.

  • My sincere condolences to the Genery family. Mrs. G was such a positive force, and will always be remembered as a welcoming, kind and generous woman, and will be missed.

  • I am sadden by your leaving us, but I know we will all be together someday. Love always. Grace

  • Rest in peace. You were a strong and generous women and will be greatly missed ❤

  • I was sorry to learn of Cathy’s passing on to glory. I worked at the Navy Human Resource Office in Northeast Philadelphia with Cathy for many years. She was a good mentor to me. I will include Cathy and her extended family in my prayers.