Catherine Jeannette Magnuson, age 93, of North Haven, passed away Feb. 15, 2009. Catherine was the widow of Theodore G. Magnuson; mother of the late Jeanne C. Longley & Robert T. Magnuson; grandmother of Linda Kearney, Nancy Longley Hernandez, Atty. Christopher Longley, Pamela Beers, Jennifer Sumski, Laura Starkey & Robert Magnuson; sister of Shirley Perry of Wallingford & the late Arlene Shove & Eleanor Nerreau. Catherine is also survived by 14 great grandchildren. Born in Middletown, NY on November 9, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Walter & Madaline Allan Winch. Catherine lived in New Haven most of her life, she worked 8 years as a secretary at Amity High School in Woodbridge. Relatives & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Ceremony on Wednesday Feb.18, 2009 at 2:00PM in Centerville Cemetery, Washington Ave. Hamden. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden.

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  1. Chris, Linda, Nancy, Flynn and Families; I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Kaye’s passing. I think it must be a relief to all of you to know that neither Aunt Kaye or Jeanne had to be told that the other one had passed. I was unable to attend her funeral as I had been fighting a high fever all week. If I had to remember one thing about Aunt Kaye, it is that she used to pick Marilyn and myself up every year before Easter and she would take us to Sears in Hamden and buy us our Easter dresses and accessories. She was so good to us. I loved her and I will miss her very much. Susan

  2. Dear Uncle Flynn, Chris, Linda and Nancy & Family: Richard and I would like to send our sincere condolences for your second loss this week. We are sorry that we could not attend the services. May God Bless you all.

  3. We are saddened to learn of Cathy’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to our mother, Kathy Flannery. For a number of years she would make a periodic trek to West Haven so that they could get together. We remember the warmth of her smile and her graciousness. We know that you also experienced the recent and unexpected passing of Cathy’s daughter. We will pray for both and for your family.

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