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Fishkill - Katherine Henderson, 93, a longtime resident of Wappingers Falls, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh, NY. For the past three years Katherine had resided at Wingate at Dutchess, Fishkill, NY.
Born September 12, 1920 in Beacon, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dorney Corneyea.
She attended St. John's School, and graduated from Beacon High School.
Katherine worked for Van Vlack Cleaners in Wappingers Falls for many years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Town of Poughkeepsie Seniors.
In 1942, in Beacon, she married Howard A. Henderson. Howard predeceased her in 1977.
Katherine is survived by her son, Gary H. Henderson and wife, Judith, of Hilton Head Island, SC.; granddaughter, Kerry M. Henderson and fiancé, Tom Hemmerich, of Chicago,IL.; grandson, Geoffrey B. Henderson and wife, Nicole M., of Cumming, GA.; great granddaughter, Aliannah Grace Henderson of Cumming, GA; Sister-in-law, Frances Corneyea; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sisters, Marion Flynn and Betty Taylor, and brothers Donald, Charles, and Joseph Corneyea.
There are no calling hours. In Katherine's memory, donations can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes High School Capital Campaign, c/o Christine Kolosky, Development Director, 131 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
Funeral Service and Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
To send an online condolence please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Mar. 23, 2014
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