Catherine Martin, 77, of Killington, fought a brave battle, sadly succumbing to esophageal cancer, on Dec. 29.
She was born in Queens, New York on June 22, 1945 the daughter of John and Catherine Martin.
Martin was educated and was the secretary to the vice president of Reynolds Aluminum in New York City before moving to Vermont after her father died.
She was employed as secretary to the president of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power, secretary to the president of Vermont Electric Power Company, secretary to the president of Killington LTD and for the past 40 years was office manager for Moore Construction.
Martin was a devout parishioner of Christ the King and active participant in weekly gatherings through Father Bernie’s leadership. She also served as director for the Rutland Humane Society.
She enjoyed skiing, sailing, working in her gardens and her dogs and cats. She would often be found hiking the trails of Killington and Pico mountains or the golf course with her dog.
Surviving is her former husband Richard Moore, and numerous relatives and cousins in New York. During her battle she continually remained grateful and blessed to have caring, compassionate and giving, dear friends at her side. She always reflected on how generous and willing to give of their time as well as efforts, these friends were. Thank you.
Funeral Services will be held at Christ the King Church, Rutland, on Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. followed by a reception at the Rutland Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, prayers and donations in Cathy’s memory may be made to Christ the King Church, 66 S. Main St., Rutland 05701 and Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford 05763.
A friend of Cathy Martin reflected that “she was always a kind and welcoming face with a warm presence, an infectious giggle and a secret dog treat in her pocket. She had a glow about her and a sparkle in her eyes. Kind and sweet is how I will remember her.”
Burial will be at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery in Killington. Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.