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Catherine A. Tomlinson, 92

June 01, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Catherine Agnes (Fee) (Horsfall) Tomlinson, 92, of Palmer, Alaska, and formerly of North Adams, Mass., died Friday, June 1, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Miramar, Fla.

She was born in North Adams, Mass., on February 25, 1926, daughter of John Francis Fee and Elizabeth (Brackley) Fee. She attended St. Joseph's High School and graduated the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program at Russell Sage College. Catherine worked as a registered nurse at North Adams Regional Hospital and established its ICU and CCU Departments, and managed them until her retirement in 1986.

She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church; St. Bonaventure Church in Davie, Fla., and St. Michael's Church in Palmer, Alaska. Catherine lived in Berwick, Pa., from 1990 until 2005 when she moved to Florida.  She then moved to Alaska in 2015. She was a member of the American Legion Post #125 Auxiliary and the Young at Heart Club of Davie, Fla., and was a life member of the Auxiliary of the Berwick PA Health and Wellness Foundation.

She was predeceased by her first husband Kenneth Horsfall and second husband William Tomlinson.

She is survived by one sister, Veronica Whittle of Barrington, R.I.; nieces and nephews; one son, Kevin Horsfall and his wife Kathy of Mifflinville, Pa.; and two daughters, Elizabeth Whitmore and her husband Paul, of Palmer, Alaska, and Dianne Brown and her husband James, of Weston, Fla. She also leaves a stepdaughter, Beatrice Atherton and her husband James of Adams, Mass.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

Three sisters are deceased, including Mary Whitney, June Bergeron and Claire Weber.

Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Catherine Tomlinson will be celebrated Friday, June 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.  Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.

A calling hour at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., will be held Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the OI Foundation at or in care of the funeral home.

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