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Catherine (Grace) Palmateer

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BENNINGTON -- The Mass of the resurrection for Catherine (Grace) Palmateer was celebrated Monday morning, July 10, 2006, at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

Celebrant for the Mass was the Rev. Vincent Coppola. Music was under the direction of organist Donald McMahon accompanied by cantor Monica Murray, who led the congregation in the singing of the hymns “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Amazing Grace,” “Lord, By Your Cross and Resurrection” and “On Eagles’ Wings.”

The scripture readings were offered by Catherine’s great-granddaughters Jessica Scheffler and Rachel Harrington. Offertory gifts were presented at the altar by granddaughters Melissa Scheffler and Vanessa McCollum. Melissa Scheffler also offered a eulogy.

Interment followed in the family lot in Albany, N.Y., Rural Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Catherine’s nephews Art and Brian Carroll and grandsons Stephen and Michael Lapp, Donald Sargood and Kevin Harrington.

A time of fellowship and refreshments was held following the service in the parish center of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Sunday evening at the funeral home, the Rev. Michael DeMasi offered a prayer and vigil service.

Catherine (Grace) Palmateer, a resident of Bennington, died July 5, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Arrangements were under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 11, 2006
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