Catherine Lasher

Catherine Anderson Lasher

1917-2012 NORTH ADAMS Mrs. Catherine Anderson Lasher, of 85 Eagle St. North Adams, Mass. died Wednesday November 7, 2012 at North Adams Commons

She was born in Pittsfield, on December 26, 1917, a daughter of the late Alfred Anderson and Annie (Houston) Anderson. She attended schools in Pittsfield and graduated from the Pittsfield High School. She also graduated from Bliss Business College.

Mrs. Lasher was a devoted wife, loving mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Houghton School Parent Teacher Group and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in North Adams. After she raised her family, she became a bookkeeper, then teller at the former First Agricultural Bank in North Adams until her retirement in 1975. Catherine enjoyed dancing and traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada with her husband, Carl. They also loved spending 14 winters in Myrtle Beach, SC after their retirement. She was also an expert seamstress and crotchetier.

She is the widow of Carlton G. Lasher, who died on August 15, 1999. They were married on September 3, 1937.

Survivors include one daughter- Barbara A. Noyes of Adams. Three Sons; William A. Lasher of Galway, N.Y.; Kenneth W. Lasher of Mesa, Ariz.; and Thomas J. Lasher of North Adams. Six Grandchildren- Shaun Rivers of Queensbury, NY; Sara Dupras of Tujunga, Calif.; Susan Rivers of Pittsfield; Melissa Mott of Holden, Mass., Tarrence Lasher of Cobleskill, N.Y.; and Christine Buchanan of Lake View Terrace, Calif.

In her later years, she looked forward to visits with her 12 great grandchildren whom she adored- Emily, Caitlin, Connor and Ella Mott; Hannah, Emily, and Samuel Lasher; Jason and Jamie Dupras; Jonathan Rivers; Nicholas Buchanan, and Thane Adams. Catherine also leaves two daughters in law- Joanna Lasher of Galway, NY and Mary Lasher of Mesa, AZ. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Lively and a son Carlton G. Lasher Jr. are deceased and a grandson, Jason Lasher is deceased. Two brothers and a sister are deceased, Janet Beaman of Pittsfield, James Anderson of the state of Florida, and Alfred Sydney Anderson of Pittsfield. The family would also like to thank the staff of North Adams Commons for their care of Catherine

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Catherine Lasher are Wednesday November 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams. Burial will be in the family lot in Southview cemetery. A Calling hour will be Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Methodist Church or the in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 10, 2012