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Catherine Hammond -- July 11, 2019

Nellie Catherine LaMountain Hammond died peacefully  on July 11th, 2019  in Meriden, Ct.  Catherine was born in Proctor, Vt. in 1918. She was the daughter of the late George and Lillian (Geno) LaMountain. She resided in the Gasport and Lockport area for over 80 years before moving to Meriden, Ct in 2009. She was predeceased by her husband (Kenneth) of 54 years whom she married February 18th,1939, an infant daughter (Theresa) in 1954, and her two brothers George LaMountain (Phoenix, Az.) and Howard LaMountain  (Dallas, Texas).

Catherine is a 1936 graduate of Lockport Senior High School.  She was a school crossing guard, and managed the cafeteria at Charles Upson School from 1961 to 1977.  She was an active member of her community and cherished her time with family and friends. She loved helping people and was always available to work on a committee. She was a parishioner and Eucharist Minister of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and served in various PTO positions while her daughters attended St. Mary’s School. Later she served as an officer in the Altar and Rosary Society and the Ladies of Charity. She was an active participant of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the Gasport Senior Citizens and the Dale Association.

Catherine was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her daughters Joanne Kay Hammond (Roger Gilder) of Rochester N.Y. and Patricia (Bruce) Bathrick of Cheshire, Ct, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many close friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Oratory at 11am on Thursday, July 18th. Family members will be available at 10:00 am if you wish to pay your respects before the service.  Burial will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  On line condolences at www.pruddenandkandt.com

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