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Laura Catlin

April 17, 1922 — September 20, 2011

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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