Kathleen Koping

Kathleen Koping

1949 - 2023

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Obituary of Kathleen Koping

Kathleen Koping, 74, of Freehold Township passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 17, 2023, with her three sons by her side. She was born in Elizabeth, raised in Carteret and had lived in Woodbridge before settling here in 1986. Kathleen attended Saint Peter's College graduating in 1971 with a degree in accounting. She worked for the County of Monmouth where she was a supervisor, retiring in 2016. Kathleen was a wonderful mother who would always support her sons in all their endeavors, especially in Boy Scouts where she received the Wood Badge Award. Kathleen was happiest when she was sitting by the pool watching her grandchildren play and cruising around the world, first with her husband, Rich, and later with her sister, Patti (known as the cruising sisters), racking up at least 25. She was a fighter who always saw the best in people. We will all miss her kindness and generosity. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Richard Koping; parents, Clare and Jack Ringwood; and brothers, James Ringwood and Thomas Ringwood. She is survived by her three sons, Thomas Koping and his wife, Margaret of Howell, Robert Koping and his wife, Rachel of Bremerton, WA and Patrick Koping of Freehold; seven grandchildren, Connor Lorwey, Sean Koping, Kyle Koping, Kaitlyn Koping, Roman Koping, Abigail Koping and Aurora Koping; sister, Patrica Monahan and her husband, Joe ; and brother, Brian Ringwood and his wife, MaryLu. Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Friday, July 21, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Funeral Home at 9:30 AM on Saturday, July 22, 2023 for the procession to her 10:30 AM Funeral Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Entombment will follow at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, 299 Freehold Englishtown Road, Freehold Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Wounded Warriors Project, Post Office Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 21, 2023
Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home
100 Elton-Adelphia Road
Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Co-Cathedral Of St. Robert Bellarmine
61 Georgia Road
Freehold, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Rose Of Lima Catholic Cemetery
299 Freehold Englishtown Road
Freehold, New Jersey, United States