January 29, 1953 - July 9, 2021
Cathy Prior, age 68, of Somers, NY, died peacefully on July 8, 2021 at Regional Hospice in Danbury, Connecticut. Born on January 29, 1953 in Bronx, NY to Hugh and Elizabeth (McManus) O’Connor. Cathy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Social Work from the Iona College of New Rochelle. She went on to receive a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University and a Master in Education at the College of New Rochelle. Cathy worked for Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester as a Social Worker. Later, she worked as a Therapist/Social Worker for BOCES for 30 years and also Principal/Program Coordinator for the BOCES summer program for more than 15 years. As a proud resident of Ridgefield, CT, Cathy was a founder of the Ridgefield High School Girls Ice Hockey Team and also the founder of The Ridgefield Girls Lacrosse Program grades 4 through 8. Cathy had many interests and hobbies, including a travel enthusiast visiting over 30+ countries, a certified yoga instructor, avid volunteer at the Ridgefield Thrift Store, completing a Master Gardening certificate, and being a talented weaver. She also belonged to many art and weaving organizations including Urban Sketchers, CT Weavers Guild, Salmagundi, SCAN, RGOA, and Pastel Society. Cathy is survived by her daughter Kerry Puleo of Patterson, NY, her son Patrick and daughter in-law Gina (DiCarlo) Prior of Brooklyn, NY, and her four grandchildren: Olivia, Clare, Bryanna, and Austin. Cathy is predeceased by her grandson, Danny, and brother Hugh O’Connor. Visitation will be held at Yorktown Funeral Home for family and friends on Monday, July 12 from 5 - 8pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s in Yorktown Hts, NY on Tuesday, June 13 at 10:00am. The mass will be followed by a private cremation. Condolences for the family may be left on this website. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made in Cathy’s memory to Regional Hospice of Danbury, Connecticut. See link provided below.
Cathy Prior, age 68, of Somers, NY, died peacefully on July 8, 2021 at Regional Hospice in Danbury, Connecticut. Born on January 29, 1953 in Bronx, NY to Hugh and Elizabeth (McManus) O’Connor. Cathy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education... View Obituary & Service Information
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