Katherine M. Day, age 45, of New Haven, passed away on September 13, 2014 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Katherine was born in New Haven on January 31, 1969, a daughter of Laura Lawler Day of Wallingford and the late Vincent Day. Katherine is also survived by her daughter Alyssa Cordova and her companion Joseph Cordova; her sister Tasha Day and her nephew Joseph Diaz both of Wallingford. Katherine was a CNA working at local nursing homes. Friends may attend her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on September 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Church, 397 Ferry Street, New Haven. Interment will be private. Her family wishes that contributions in Katherine's memory may be made to benefit her daughter, Alyssa Cardova, and can be sent to her in care of the funeral home, Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. As i sit and read all the posts on Katherine Margret Cordova passing i already know that each and everyone one of us has a story to tell about kat.. When i got the first phone call a few weeks ago to come down it wasn’t good i admittedly refused. No i couldn’t do it still haven’t started to acknowledge the first two most painful deaths and now a third.. You were told and completely understood.A few weeks later the 2nd call now it’s day’s maybe a week.Katherine you were a huge part of my life for close to 30yrs. you were one of my closest, dearest,and sister/ friend that anyone could have to grow up with.you were wild,crazy,and fun,but if they really knew you they’d also know how caring,sensitive,and loyal to a fault you were .I thought long and hard before i put my big girl pants on and came down to say my good-byes when i ever walked in and seen that smile i knew it was all worth it.I came down a few more times within the last week just hanging out talking about back in the day showing you some of the hundreds of pics of us and the crew. The six of us were unstoppable we rocked the playground lol. We laughed and every pic had a story behind it.I tell my friends now some of these stories about all of us and i truly get responses like you’re all insane or the O.M.G jaw drop or the best one i get is hysterical laughter.Even though we lost some years between then and now the last few years have been awesome didn’t speak daily but was there every year to celebrate my birthday with me.When i got the final phone call last night when you passed i actually felt relief rather than sadness no more pain and suffering.Katherine you were an amazing mother,wife,and one the best friends that anyone could ever hope for. I am so lucky that you were in my life and one of my best friends for life,now go get some of mom’s cooking which you loved and go have a beer with Scott like old times. I love ya Katherine Day Cordova in my heart forever Rest in Paradise.

  2. Fly with the angels katherine and rule heaven until the rest of us meet u there my memories with u will stay with me forever I can’t tell u how much I smile when I think of u rock the heavens baby

  3. i cant believe your gone kathy. you were such a good person and a great mother. your with my father now 🙁 watch over your daughter & husband. love u always kathy. your gone but will never be forgotten.

  4. I didn’t know katherine but i know what she meant to Geri she sounded like a wonderful lady and a lifetime friend so for all of you dealing with this great loss i’m so sorry r.i.p. katherine

  5. I remember the Fulton park days so much fun we had .forever in my heart u will be .save me a good seat up there until we meet again.

  6. I’m reading this and seeing your picture and still can’t believe this has happened. You were one of my first friends in life, this was not supposed to happen like this. I feel like a piece of my body has been removed and I’m never gunna be able to replace it. I will forever have great childhood memories that we shared. Rest in peace Kat, until we meet again.

  7. Katherine , Our sis in law , Our Friend , Kat , You Were Truly One Of A Kind , We Made Many Memories In The last 16 Years That will forever Be In Our Hearts , Although It’s Hard For Everyone To Grasp You Leaving Us , We All Know Your In A Better Place And You Have No More Pain , You Are Now Our Guardian Angel Above please watch over Alyssa and Joe During This Time , For They Will Need You The Most Right Now . May You Rest In Peace , You may Be Gone But You Will Never Be Forgotten, Rock The Heaven Girlfriend !

  8. Katherine, we’ve been friends since fifth grade. My childhood memories are only what they are because you are in most of them. I will grieve for you, but I will also celebrate your life. You are and always will be my friend, never to be forgotten. Neither time nor space can change that. We will always be family. See you on the other side my love.

  9. Katherine, you were not only my friend you were my cousin. I love you and you will be missed by many. I always remember your smile and happy attitude throughout our life. We will all care for Alyssa like she was our own. she only has one mother but we will all look out for her and mother her in life! The pain is gone now you can rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten my sweet Kat. sleep with the angels and let God heal your eternal soul, Until we meet again in heaven my sweet always in our hearts and on our mind you will live on! Love Evamarie, Friend and Family member, East Haven, CT Sept 16,2014

  10. Kathy, that beautiful smile and always giving heart are going to be truly missed. I love you, and I know your now Lissy’s angel watching over her.

  11. My deepest condolences to the Cordova family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. -Kim Tirozzi (Alyssa’s Teacher), New Haven, CT, September,17, 2014

  12. My hard goes out to katherine family she was a good friend mother sister daughter and wife and she will remain in my heart. Forever and I couldn’t be more blessed to have had her in my life katherine u will be truly missed forever

  13. Rest In Peace Kathy. I will always remember you from our days At Woodward. You will be missed by many. Forever in our memories and always in our hearts. My condolences to Lissy and the family.

  14. RIP KATHERINE You r my friend and like my sister I Willis’s u always and forever till ws meet again U are very dear friend to all who known u and will b greatly missed Got received another beautiful angel LOVE YOU FOREVER

  15. So sad to hear of Katherine’s passing. I went to Cna school with her and worked with her a few times and have not seen her in years but when I seen the obituary I recognized her right away. Prayers to her family.

  16. Still cant believe your gone. You were a great mother, companion, aunt and sister in law. You will be truly missed. I know you are resting comfortably now and with Big Joe and my son John. I love you dearly! Rest in peace sis.

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