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Catherine Perkins

May 12, 1941 — October 15, 2016

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.

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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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