Catherine A. Fauss, 80, of Sanford Ave., Clinton, NY, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville.
She was born July 29, 1934 in Syracuse, a daughter of Alexander and Lillian Bohn Force and was a graduate of Minoa High School. On June 25, 1955, Catherine married Robert J. Fauss, Jr. in Chadwicks. He predeceased her on June 1, 1994. Catherine was a switchboard operator at the Utica National Insurance Co. until her retirement. She was a talented person who loved arts and crafts, especially Tole painting. She was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are her children, John and his wife Catherine Fauss of Utica; Ted and his wife Natalie Fauss of Westmoreland; her grandchildren, Eric and his wife Stephanie Fauss of West Hartford, CT; Rachael Fauss and her husband Nathan Stodola of Brooklyn, NY; Matthew Stevens of FL; Dominique Bruzzese of New York City; Francesca Bruzzese of Boston, MA; her special and close friends, Shirley Hart of Waterville and Carol Countryman of Rome; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son James R. Fauss in 1982, and a sister, Joan Burke.
Memorial services will be held at 2pm Saturday, October 11, 2014 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home (Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel), 210 E. Main St., Waterville, followed by burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Clinton.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from Noon until 2pm prior to the service.
Catherine’s family wishes to thank the staff of the Harding Nursing home for the wonderful care given to her during her stay there.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Harding Nursing Home Activities Fund, 220 Tower St, Waterville, NY 13480; or to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.