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Laura Catlin

Laura Underwood Catlin, 89, formerly of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

Laura was born in E. Freetown on April 17, 1922, a daughter of the late Floyd and Elizabeth Monk Underwood. She attended and graduated from Whitney Point Central School. In 1941, she married Francis Catlin of Montrose, PA. After living in Jacksonville, FL for a few years, they settled in Triangle where they remained for many years. Here, she sold jewelry and cosmetics to supplement the family income. She also helped with the Fresh Air program that brought disadvantaged children from NYC to Central NY for two weeks each summer. In 1984, they moved to Pitcher where they remained for many years. She enjoyed geneology and was always researching the Underwood and Catlin backgrounds. She also became the town historian. Following the death of her husband in 1996, she moved to Truxton where she remained until she entered the Groton Nursing Facility where she remained until her death.

She is survived by four daughters, Laura Caskey and Maureen Rogers of Groton, Patricia Ressmeyer of Aurora, CO, and Peggy McMullen of Saugus, CA; two sons, Gene Catlin of Lincolnton, NC and Dean Catlin of Pitcher, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numerous friends and relatives. She also leaves behind special friends, Jean Cook of Pitcher, Margaret Gill of Windsor, and Doris Bush of Chenango Forks.

In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by an infant son, Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Friday, September 23, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Private burial will be in Lower Cemetery, Smithville Flats. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Laura may be directed to the Groton Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 120 Sykes St., Groton, NY 13073.

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Laura was a wonderful woman, always kind, caring, and gentle. She was a dear friend and relative and we enjoyed working on genealogy together. She will be greatly missed....

Marlene & Chuck Parks Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Dean and Peggy, We are very sorry for the loss of your mom. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in a better place

Roy and Sharon Eltz Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss ,Laura was a kind person, she was the best pie cutter has been missed at the suppers

Irv & Sue Raymond Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Hugh & I are sorry for your loss she will be missed

Terry & Hugh McDonald Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your mother. I too know that pain. May it help you to know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your loss. Even though our hearts ache, we can find comfort in knowing that our loving heavenly Father is aware of our pain so much that he promises to wipe away the tears cause by death and reunite us with our loved one.
(Revelation 21:3,4) and John 5:28,29)

A. Jackson Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

To Laura's family,
I want to offer my sorrow for your loss. She was a lovely person. I was a classmate of hers at Whitney Point High SchoolI have not seen her since she lived in Triangle, but when our class has met we mentioned her and wondered how she was.
I send you my blessings.

Beverly Hopkins Weeks Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to you
and your family in this time
of loss. God be with you

Bill & Barb Greene Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Your mother was a thoughtful and lovely person and assest to her community, she will surely be missed by all those who had the honor to have met her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dorothy Barrett Smith Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

The Catlin Family was the best next door neighbors I have ever had anywhere I have lived. I learned so much from Laura about cooking, household chores...and sharing everyday blessings. Since neither of us had a car during the day, she always told me, "If you get a chance to go anywhere, drop what you are doing, take off your apron and go!" I've heeded that advice, and experienced joys that otherwise would have escaped me. I'm looking forward to experiencing Heaven with my buddy, Laura.

Esther Raymond Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at your time of loss.

Thomas, Lisa and Joseph Teichert Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM