ASHLAND – Catherine M. Phillips, 101, of Whitney Place, Northbridge formerly of Ashland, MA and Townshend, VT passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, after a period of declining health.
She was married for 56 years to the late Major Albert W. Phillips, who died in 1999.
Born in Hopedale, on October 19, 1917 she was the daughter of Raymond N. and Elsie M. (Meeson) Howe.
She is survived by her daughter, Alberta L. Dearborn and her husband Edmund G. Jr. of Douglas, MA; two grandsons; Phillip (Carol) & Jonathan (Terri) Dearborn, 2 great grandchildren, Tristen and Jessica, and 3 great great grandchildren.
Catherine graduated from Ashland High School and attended Burdett College evening classes.
She worked at GE, Ashland for 17 years and was later Treasurer of Fenwal Credit Union in Ashland, for 12 years retiring in 1980.
Catherine enjoyed snow shoeing, hiking, sewing, crocheting, Skipbo, and reading.
A funeral service will be held Thursday Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland with burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland.
One calling hour will be held Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland.
Donations may be made to Grace Cottage Foundation, P.O.Box 1, Townshend, VT 05353.