Catherine M. (Psaracosta) Houle(1923 - 2013)

Catherine M. (Psaracosta) Houle
formerly of Fitchburg; 89

GARDNER -- Catherine M. (Psaracosta) Houle, 89, of Gardner and formerly of Fitchburg, passed away Wednesday January 30, 2013 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1997.

She was born on October 6, 1923 in Fitchburg, the daughter of Lazoros and Ara (Miller) Psaracosta. She was raised in Fitchburg and was a graduate of Fitchburg High School.

Catherine was a resident at Wachusett Manor and was president of the Residence Council, for which she received a citation from Governor Patrick for her patient advocate work. She was also on the Activities Committee, and enjoyed playing bingo, winning several stuffed animals for her great-grandson, Aidan. She will be dearly missed by all who worked and cared for her while living at Wachusett Manor.

She is survived by her two sons, David Houle and his wife, Gloria, of Ocala, Florida, and Lewis Houle and his wife, Barbara, of Winchendon, MA; two brothers, James Psaracosta of Belgium and Lewis Psaracosta of Cape Cod; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband Clayton Houle in 1992, her step-brother Joseph, and her sister Lillian Richards.

HOULE -- The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 with a Mass at 10:30a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Sheridan St. Fitchburg, MA, with interment to follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held prior to Mass on Saturday morning from 8: 45 until 10:15 a.m. The Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St., Fitchburg, MA. is directing. Our web address is WWW.LCAFH.COM.

Funeral Home

Lavery, Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home
99 Summer St. Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-4712

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2013