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Catherine Muller, 82

Catherine Muller

Catherine M. Muller, age 82, of Satsuma, FL and Dushore, PA passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 at her home.

Catherine was born April 13, 1922, in Dushore, a daughter of the late James and Lena Stiff Fitzgerald. She graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the Class of 1940. She married Carl H. Muller of Dushore on Sept. 11, 1941. They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary next month.

Catherine was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She also worked at Sullcraft Manufacturing Co. for many years.

She was an active member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, and a member of the former Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are her spouse, Carl, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Marie and R. Jerry Burke, Towanda, Rosemary and Joseph M. Grieggs, Harrisburg; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick and Donna Fitzgerald, Reno, NV, William and Dorothy Fitzgerald, Fayetteville, NC, Peter and Carleen Fitzgerald, Sugar Run; two sisters and spouse, Sister Theresa Fitzgerald I.H.M., Scranton, Celia and George Lapinsky, Wilmington, NC; a brother-in-law, Francis Tourscher, Dushore; sisters-in-law, Melinda Fitzgerald, Dushore, Ruby Fitzgerald, Dushore, Virginia Fitzgerald, Towanda; seven granddaughters and five great-grand children and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph C. Muller on Sept. 16, 1992 and by brothers, Edward, Joseph, Paul and James Fitzgerald and a sister, Helen Tourscher.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m., from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and were followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, her pastor, presiding. Interment was in the adjoining parish cemetery.

Friends called on Sunday, Aug. 22 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Catholic Women's Guild recited the Rosary at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Memorials are directed to St. Basil's Church, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 or Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

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