Saturday at the Union Congregational Church in Montclair, more than 300 people gathered to celebrate the life of Montclair singer Kate Ryan McGuire, who passed away on Jan. 19. Born and raised in Bloomfield, McGuire moved to Montclair after college in 1973, and married musician Andrew McGuire in 1982. The memorial service was highlighted by a performance by the Flemtones, of which Kate was a founding member. Her husband Andy, one of the lead guitarists of the band, struck up the band and played all of Kate’s favorite tunes. Many members of the Tierney’s Open Mic scene also paid their respects in song.
Read more of Kate’s obituary here.