Catherine M. Kilroy, 71, of Potsdam, passed away suddenly at her residence on Wednesday, January 11, in the town of Potsdam. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 16, at St. Mary’s Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Robert Aucoin, celebrant. Burial will take place in the spring at the Calvary Cemetery in Norwood.
Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in her memory can be made to St. Mary’s Church.
Catherine is survived by her sisters Joan Kilroy of Colton, Jane (Marvin) Kilroy Eisenberg of Kingston; her brother, George (Barbara) Kilroy of Piscatoway, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brothers Michael and Richard Kilroy and her parents.
Catherine M. Kilroy was born February 4, 1940, in Potsdam to the late John and Viola Narrow Kilroy. She was a 1958 graduate of Potsdam Central School. She received her LPN from Onondaga Community College, her RN from Jefferson Community College, her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Empire State College, her Nurse Practitioner’s license from Community General Hospital, and then her Formation for Ministry Degree from the Diocese of Ogdensburg.
She was a sign language interpreter from the Association of the Deaf in Syracuse. She was an author and had many articles published in the magazine, “Leaves.” She also wrote for many other magazines as well. She was an artist. She specialized in drawing and painting.
In 1992 she started the “North Country Counseling Service.” She specialized in mental health counseling. Over the years she also had bible studies twice a week at her home. She was a member and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam.
Online condolences can be sent to: www.garnerfh.com.