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Catherine Perkins

Catherine Perkins, 75, passed away October 15th, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Amsterdam, NY to Lona and William Perkins. She graduated from Bethlehem Central HS, and Alfred University.  She had a long career in NYS government and had a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan.  Cathy was on the Board of Trustees of Rowe Camp and Conference Center and devoted many years to enriching the camp experience.  She spent many of her later years working on the Woodside Fund which provided camp scholarships for children and teens in need.  Cathy was a longtime volunteer at Equinox and was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany.

Cathy is survived by her daughters Laura Moylan (Brooke Janney) of Dover Delaware, and Liza (Michael) Habiby of Swanzey New Hampshire, sister Susan (Edward) Farrell of Troy, grandchildren Ryan and Cameron Varnado, Alex Habiby, and Rebecca and Sarah Janney, nephews Liam and Connor Farrell, Andrew Gregory, nieces Eliza Mohler and Sarah Moylan, sister –in-law Nancy (John) Engle, and brother-in-law Paul (Jackie) Moylan.  She will also be missed by many friends including Betsey Miller and Kathy Magee and canine companions Jacques and Rumi.

The family would like to thank the East Greenbush Rescue Squad and the staff of St. Peter’s Hospital for their wonderful and compassionate care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McLoughlin and Mason Funeral Home of Troy. Memorial services will be held December 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm at The First Unitarian Universalist Society, Emerson Hall and Rowe Camp and Conference Center December 4, 2016 (Time to be determined).  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rowe Camp and Conference Center, 22 Kings Highway, Rowe MA 01367, or East Greenbush Rescue Squad 1116 Red Mill Rd, Rensselaer 12155.

Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com

Charitable donations may be made to:

Rowe Camp and Conference Center
22 kings Highway, Rowe MA 01367

East Greenbush Rescue Squad
1116 Red Mill Road, Rensselaer NY 12155

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Cathy was a wonderful cousin, a lively spirit, and a warm, caring individual. I have fond memories of her from the celebration of my mother's birthday in New Orleans some years ago. Sending love from her Aunt Barby Perkins as well.

Carol Perkins Steckbeck Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

I was so fortunate to have met Cathy, what a blessing. She has a beautiful sole and a smile that lit up every room she was in. Love you Cathy I surely miss you.

kimba Nov 27 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Perkins

kimba Nov 27 2016 12:00 AM

We were both saddened and surprised to learn of Cathy's passing. While we had not stayed in contact over the years, Cathy possessed the most generous and compassionate souls of anyone. May her legacy live on with her family and friends she has touched. May she rest in peace.

Julie & Paul Tenan Nov 6 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Perkins

Mike Nov 2 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Perkins

Liza Nov 2 2016 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest condolences. I first met Cathy through a a work relationship in 1995 and was always glad to connect with her in the community over the past 20 years. She was a good soul. May her memory be a blessing.

Audrey Seidman Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

Cathy was a friend who I will miss. We spent time together at various events and shared a love of Rowe Camp. My deepest condolences to her family.

Lois Shepherd Porter Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Perkins

Valorie Appio Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. She was such a kind a loving woman. I will always remember how warmly she welcomed me into her home. Her smile lit up the room. May God comfort you all in your time of sorrow.

Jennifer Kasparian Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

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