Kirk, Catherine M. LOUDONVILLE Catherine M. Kirk, of Loudonville, passed away in her 100th year on Friday, December 7, 2012 in the peace and comfort of her daughter's home in Loudonville. Born in Schaghticoke, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Catherine (O'Loughlin) Cronk. Catherine was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, William B. Kirk, in 1989 after 52 years of marriage. Catherine was a teacher at Burrough's Business School, where she maintained a placement service for prospective students. She also was a supervisor for many years at Montgomery Ward in Menands. She was a coordinator with Niagara Mohawk and the New York Power Pool for many years, retiring in 1975. She was also a member of Colonie Senior Citizens and the Greater Loudonville Association. Survivors include her children, W. Blake Kirk and Carole A. Pepe, both of Loudonville; her three grandchildren, Shawn (Alicia) Pepe, Katherine (Kevin) Kaczorowski and Christine (Jim Yienger) Pepe; and her five great-grandchildren, William, Erin, Nicholas and Ryan, Hannah and Parker Kaczorowski, and Indigo Yienger. She is also survived by her sister, Mary E. Unger of Loudonville. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son-in-law, Joseph Pepe. In keeping with Catherine's wishes, visitation and services were private. Catherine's Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville. Interment took place next to her husband at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. For information, or to light a memory candle for the family, please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 9, 2012