M. Catherine Gitschier

M. Catherine Gitschier

DOVER - M. Catherine Gitschier, 94, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Riverside Rest Home after a period of failing health.

Born in Dover, Aug. 18, 1918, the daughter of Edward and Mary (McGuigan) Knott and was a graduate of Dover Schools and Plymouth State College.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church.

She was the widow of Herman A. Gitschier, who died in 2007. She is survived by two daughters, M. Kathleen Gitschier of Dover, Patricia McGuigan and husband Donald of Manchester; four sons, Herman J. Gitschier and wife Judy of Rollinsford, William Gitschier and wife Debra of Dover, Stephen Gitschier and wife Deborah of Dover, and John Gitschier and wife Thelma of Madbury; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Edward Gitschier of Dover; a sister-in-law, Margaret Malone of Dover; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by her brother, the Rev. Edward Knott, who died in 2003.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at the Parish of the Assumption, St. Joseph Church, 150 Central Ave. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be made to Riverside Rest Home, Wheels on the Bus Fund, 276 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820

Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the online guest book.

Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book

Funeral Home

Tasker Funeral Home - Dover
621 Central Ave  Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-4961

Published in Fosters from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, 2013