Catherine Duane Winters passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the United Helpers Nursing Home in Ogdensburg at the age of 95.
A 70 year resident of Gouverneur, she was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Nelson, in 2004; and her sister, Roberta Matthews.
She is survived by her children, Duane (Marlene), Bruce (Nancy), and Margette (Steve); several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and nephews and a niece.
Catherine was born and raised in the Brooklyn and Long Island areas and moved to Gouverneur following her marriage to Nelson in 1937. Her post high school education included Greenbriar College in West Virginia and the Feigin School of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
While living in Gouverneur she was active in the Gouverneur Theater Group, Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. Summers at Sylvia Lake, “Heaven on Earth”, with her family were a special joy to her.
Her private burial service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, at a later date. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to French Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in Catherine’s memory may make them to the Gouverneur Museum or to a recipient of their choice.