Obituary for Geraldine Catlin
Geraldine (Fitzgerald) Catlin, age 78, of Shelton, entered into rest on Friday, January 29, 2010, at CT Hospice in Branford. She is the devoted wife of 56 years of Merrill W. (Pete) Catlin. Geraldine was born in Derby on July 3, 1931, daughter of the late Patrick and Jennie (Bachinsky) Fitzgerald, and lived in Shelton most of her life.
She graduated from Ansonia High School, and received her Nursing Certificate from St. Raphael’s School of Nursing in 1952. She was an RN in the operating room at St. Raphael for several years before raising her family. She was also a nurse for Dr. Lanzi in Orange from 1974 until she retired in 1990.
Geraldine was an active member of St. Margaret Mary parish in Shelton, and she enjoyed woodcarving, painting, quilting, knitting, crochet, and needlework, as well as crossword puzzles and bird watching. She was an avid UCONN Huskies women’s basketball fan, and loved most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren, particularly on the beach and at the family home in Cape Cod.
She is the beloved mother of Sharon Albertini and her husband Wayne, Kevin Catlin and his wife Sharen, Lisa Burgoyne and her husband Leo, Mara Duffy and her husband Gordon, and Nora Catlin. She also leaves her cherished grandchildren, Katherine, David, Aidan, Jackson, Mackenzie, Nicholas, Jessie, and Kyle.
Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Monday from 4 to 7 PM. On Tuesday, her funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Margaret Mary Church in Shelton. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shelton.
Contributions in her memory can be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
If you are unable to attend, offer condolences online at www.riverviewfh.com.