Catherine “Kay” Tucker Brudniak Aspinall, 89, of Halcott Ridge Road, Pine Hill, died peacefully Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was an area resident for over 60 years. Catherine was a kind, generous, and loyal friend, who welcomed all children to her home, and always had room to adopt a small animal. She was a hard-working person who had been employed at Rotron, Al’s Supermarket in Boiceville, a bank and drug store in Olive, and made time for such important volunteer activities as serving as a girl scout leader, and a religious education instructor.
She had been an active parishioner of Our Lady of LaSalette. Catherine was an avid reader, and had a sharp mind for crossword puzzles. She loved music, dancing, and was known to be an excellent cook of massive amounts of food for a crowd!
Catherine was born February 1, 1923 in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Lynch Vallely.
Surviving are her sons James Tucker of Lynbrook and William Tucker of Stone Ridge and her daughters Kathleen Jordan of Pine Hill and Ginger VanEtten of Newark Valley. Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret Holmes and Helen O’Keefe, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husbands Edward Tucker in 1968, Max Brudniak in 1971, and Edwin Aspinall in 2006, and sons Thomas and Robert.
Her funeral was held Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated.
Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, King-ston.
Memorial donations may be made to Delaware County Hospice or Mountainside Residential Care Resident Fund.
Family and friends gathered at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. to honor and remember Catherine’s life. Expressions of condolence may be shared at www.gormleyfuneral