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Friday January 3rd, 2020
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Saturday January 4th, 2020

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Kathleen Gavitt

Troy-Kathleen M. Gavitt, 88, of Eighth Ave, died unexpectedly, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 surrounded by her loving children. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Amos Bly, beloved wife of the late Clarence P. Gavitt of Lansingburgh. She graduated from CCHS, class of 1948. She enjoyed traveling and vacationing with her family at Hampton Beach, NH, Hilton Head, SC, Cape Cod, and Europe. She especially enjoyed wintering in Cocoa Beach, FL. She was a communicant at St. Augustine’s Church where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Sodality, and the Spiegel Elders. Survivors include her 7 children: Janice and Steven Waytkus of Petersburg, Linda and Lyn Cutulle of Ellicott City, MD, Deborah and Kevin Taylor of East Greenbush, Stephen and Maryann Gavitt of North Greenbush, Daniel and Karen Gavitt of Averill Park, David Gavitt of Lansingburgh & Cocoa Beach, FL, and Jeffrey and Laura Gavitt of Poestenkill. Her grandchildren include Nathan, Rebekah (Bob Brownell) and Sarah Harrington, Matthew, Michael (Priya Kumar) and Maria Cutulle; Caitlin Audiffred (Gregg), Brendan Taylor; Christopher, Jonathan, and Gregory Gavitt; Makayla Harris (David), Shane Gavitt (Amber) and Karah Gavitt; Kylie and Jessica Gavitt. She is survived by 5 great grandchildren: Blake and Lia Harris, Justin and Catherine Brownell and Samuel Audiffred. She is also survived by her sister, Rosemary Gavitt, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother William Bly, and her grandson, James Harrington. Friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at St. Augustine’s Church. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 3, from 4 to 7 pm at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, or the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA, 01262.To light a candle and offer words of condolence visit  www.mcloughlinmason.com

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Dave, I was shocked & saddened to hear of your Moms death. She was Marion Schongars best friend, and thats how I met her. I often saw her walking to daily Mass when I worked at Lansingburgh DO and we always talked. She was so gentle & kind. I am sending prayers & good wishes to you & your family.

Marcia Barringer Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

Dave and family,I am very sorry to learn of your moms passing.Whatever time we are given with our parents is never enough,What a beautiful tribute video, it is a true reflection of the gift your moms life was to all of you. I hope your happy memories help ease your days.Sincerely Donna (Doin) Ogden

Donna Ogden Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your mom Dave. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Carol Kern Jan 5 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to you all. Kay (as I knew her) was a wonderful woman, wife, mother, all of these. She always had a smile on her face. We moved in next door (#549) in the summer of 1989 and lived there for 14 years. Clarence and Kay were the best neighbors anyone could wish for. The house we bought was a real fixer upper. I first met Clarence when he offered to help me carry in 4 x 8 sheets of paneling - up the stairs! Thats how both of them were - always willing to help out in any way they could.When the kids would visit, the yard was always full of activity. Clarence admired the urn that sat in my side yard so one day I gave it to him! It made his day. He repaired it, cleaned it up and painted it how it should have been painted. It was a beautiful sight in the yard. I hope it stays in the family. One day while in the house I was admiring a painting hanging on the wall - reminded me of Grandma Moses. Clarence said he painted it. I was astonished - I didnt know that side of him.Clarence and Kay would always spend the warm weather sitting on their patio overlooking the landscaped yard. They took great pride in it and it showed. After moving away, Id often visit usually during the nice weather. Id walk by the house and see them in the backyard, go through the gate and say hello. They always invited me to sit and always offered something to drink.I was saddened when I heard the news of Clarence passing some 6 years ago (11-12-13 cant forget that). Now my sadness is for Kay but I truly believe they are together once again so lets make that happiness not sadness. I know the family feels both.I would visit Kay after Clarence passed. Id ride my bike up to Lansingburgh and go down the street. Id see Kay in the yard and go through the gate, like always. Sit down and have a wonderful visit. Shed fill me in about her children and grandchildren. Id tell her about my kids. She loved my kids like her own.Rest In Peace Kay - you are with Clarence now. May God bless you both.

Peter Tarantelli Jan 4 2020 12:00 AM

Wonderful to see Kay and hear her voice - thank you for sharing.

Peter Tarantelli Jan 4 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the entire Gavitt family. I would only get to see her at St Augustine's Church when I visited Mom for the Christmas Holidays and she always had a smile and friendly greeting. Another great lady of 8th Ave in Lansingburgh has made her journey home to our Lord. Requiescant In Pace, Thou Good and Faithful Servant!

Rich Lewis Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to everyone. My heart goes out to all of you. You were blessed to have such a sweet lady as your mom. I know all of you share many happy memories of special times spent with her. She will live on in your hearts.

Patti Branson. Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

I love that picture of her, so beautiful. And still beautiful in her aging. I will miss looking out my window and seeing her make her daily walk to the beach with her sun hat on. I will never forget that she made sure I had a Boston Creme Pie for my birthday last year. And when she told me that in all her years, my dog birthday party was her first! So much to be grateful for thru the tears. She had a great life, was much loved, and will be missed. But in the remembrances of her, there will be smiles on the faces of those thinking of her. And that is the best thing we can leave others with. My thoughts are with her family, who she loved and who loved her.

Patricia A Roberts Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. from a headstone in Ireland

Mark & Kathy Link Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

What wonderful memories we have of Kathleen & Clarence in Orlando ... and our nightly "Manhattans". Gods speed Kathleen. Say hello to Clarence for us.

Susan & Brian Dinon Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

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