Catherine Simonson Fadden, age 84, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011, at Springhouse Estates.
She was a long time resident of Willow Grove before moving to Lower Gwynedd. Her husband, Leo, passed away in 1972.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose Charles and Virginia (Nee Gilligan) Simonson. Catherine graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Wilkes-Barre.
She worked at Holy Redeemer Hospital as a Registered Nurse in the operating room for 28 years.
A parishioner at St. David’s Church, Catherine was an avid bridge player, gardener, baker and animal lover. She also enjoyed traveling, particularly to Ireland where she visited numerous times.
She is the loving mother of Patrick L. and his wife Marian Rose, Wilkes-Barre, Coleen M. Fadden, Ambler, Michael D. and his wife Lois, Margate, N.J., Daniel J. and his wife Lori, Horsham, and Maureen C. Fadden, Glenside; four granddaughters, Christina Reynolds, Erin Fadden, Meaghan Fadden, and Lindsey Bazard; great-grandson, Maxwell James Reynolds; siblings, Robert Simonson, Margaret Reinert, Barbara Schonk, Virginia Mazza and the late Charles, Eugene and Elizabeth Simonson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave., Ambler. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 225 N. Michigan Ave., Flr. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, www.alz.org or Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 84, Marshfield, WI 54449 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are by FitzPatrick Funeral Home, Abington.