Catherine E. Tompkins Nov. 14, 1933-Jan. 05, 2021
“On that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my time has come,
Still my heart will sing your praise unending; I’m back with my Ed and my mind is finally free.” The Lord answered her prayers of over two years and led her home to be with her husband.
Catherine is survived by the following: her children, Wendi (Mike) Carroll, Guy (Alana) Tompkins, Shawn (Joseph) Micelli, and Penny Martinez; as well as her grandchildren, Shane (Lisa) Shove, Ryan (Talie) Shove, Samuel Churchill, Clara (Seth) Brummel and Troy Tompkins; and 2 great granddaughters Emma Vance and Cricket Shove; 2 sisters-in-law, Frances and Pat Esposita; and 3 brothers-in- law William (Penny), Thomas (MaryAnn), and Lynn (Linda)Tompkins.
Catherine was pre-deceased by her parent’s Guitano and Mary Esposita, In-laws Niles and Grace Tompkins, Son-in law Jeff Martinez, Siblings Theresa Macera, Rose Van Zandt, Carmen Esposita, Thomas Esposita, and Lolly (Agnes) Diaz; as well as Brothers- in- law Larry Macera, Chet VanZandt and Tito Diaz.
She was born in Athens, NY and remained a life-long resident. She graduated from Coxsackie-Athens Central School in 1953. Up to a few years ago, she enjoyed planning monthly lunches with her classmates and friends. She was also a proud member of the WC Brady’s Fire Auxilliary for many years. She also enjoyed many years of hard work in the textile industry between Athens and Coxsackie as a Supervisor. Catherine was a parishioner at St. Patrick’s in Athens and St. Mary’s Catholic Churches where she was a woman of strong faith, and raised her children the same. Her faith guided her throughout her life and to the end.
Catherine was known as a very generous person with members of her family, but also in the community where her kindness was always shown to anyone in need and this brought her much joy. Her children wish to thank the staff at Home Sweet Home in Catskill and Greene Meadows for her care and attention.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.