Katherine Hafele

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, November 27, 2023
Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
1225 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
St. Joseph's R.C. Church
39 North Carll Avenue
Babylon, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Joseph's Cemetery
Old Farmingdale Road
Babylon, New York, United States


HAFELE - Katherine, (nee Whalen) of West Islip, NY, on November 23, 2023. Loving wife of the late Harry Hafele. Loving mother of Patricia (the late Richard) Unterstein, Douglas Hafele and the late Richard Hafele. Cherished grandmother of Allison (Michael) Lam and Erin (Brian) Leach and great grandmother Michael, Eleanor, Ricky and Kieran. Katherine, better known to all as Katie, was a life long resident of West Islip. She was born, 1928 on the former Keith Estate and remained in West Islip for her life. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s grammar school and Babylon High School. As a proud local resident she was an active member of the West Islip historical society. She enjoyed providing information on local history. Katie always enjoyed the good company of her family and friends. She will be extremely missed by all. Reposing at The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy., West Islip, NY. Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial, Tuesday 10:30 am at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Babylon, NY. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Babylon, NY. Visiting Monday 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. www.chapeyfamily.com

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