Catherine (Scranton) Whitney

Catherine (Scranton) Whitney, 74, , beloved wife of Ronald Whitney, of Southington, passed away surrounded by her family, on Jan. 10, 2013, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain.

She was born in New Britain on Oct. 16, 1938, one of two children to the late Edward and Mary (Burns) Scranton. Raised in Plainville, she was a 1956 graduate of Plainville High School. She met the love of her life, Ronald, on a blind date one year later, whom she married in July 9, 1958. Together, they shared a lifetime of love and happiness, raising a family of three. They moved to Southington in 1998, and have been longtime members of St. Dominic Church. Catherine worked in the administrative field for many years, though she was best known for her caring personality and love for her family, around whom she centered her life and was entirely devoted.

In addition to her husband, Ronald, she leaves her daughters, Lori Legere and her husband, Butch, of New Hampshire, and Cathleen Grip and her husband, Christopher, of Plainville; her grandchildren, Matthew Legere and his wife, Heidi and Nicole Riley and her husband, Jacob; and five great-grandchildren, Connor, Brayden, Hunter, Makenna, and Mason; her brother, David Scranton, of Southington, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Whitney.

The funeral service in celebration of Catherine's life was held on Jan. 15 at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dominic Church. Committal services followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Catherine may be remembered with contributions to the , P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.

Published in Plainville Citizen from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2013