Death notice of Catherine Rose Fossella – Times Herald-Record

Catherine Rose Fossella entered into eternal rest on September 2, 2022. A lifelong resident of Newburgh, Catherine was born on July 15, 1957 to the late Salvatore and Carmela (Arene) Fossella.

Catherine was a sweet, kind and generous person who truly loved her family and friends with all her heart. She had a rare sense of humor and could always make you laugh even in her final days. Eating out, going to the movies and spending time with her cats, especially her therapy cat Polly, were her favorite activities. Catherine loved to cook and was an excellent party planner. Her tuna-macaroni salad and eggplant parmigiana were requested at every gathering.

A graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy, she then worked as a senior library clerk at the Newburgh Free Library and later as a technician at IBM in Fishkill. She ended her professional career by returning to the Newburgh Free Library.

Catherine was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh, had a deep devotion to the Rosary and loved listening to Mass every evening with her brother and sister who she will truly miss and keep her forever in their hearts.

Survivors include her sister, Maria C. Fossella Dyseven and her fiancé Robert DiMarco; his brother, Joseph V. Fossella and his partner Tina Su; his nephew and godson, Alexander Fossella; his niece, Andrea Scott Stewart; his grandnephews, Ethan, Adam and Brady Stewart; his aunt, Maria Fossella Spano; Cousins, Rosa Fossella (Mario) Retamozo, Fulvio (Gina) Fossella, Rosa (Rocco) DeGiuseppe; her very special friend, Mary Ellen Leimer, who was always there for her; and many other cousins, too numerous to mention, residing in the United States and Italy.

In addition to her parents, Sal and Carmela, she was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Achille and Caterina (Andriano) Arene; paternal grandparents, Vincenzo and Rosa (Lentini) Fossella; aunts, Mary Rose and Florence Arena; Uncles, Francesco, Nicholas and Ralph Fossella; and a cousin, Raffaele Fossella.

There will be no revival. On Thursday, September 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., family and friends may gather at Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh, for a final visitation. At 10:30 a.m. we will go to the Church of the Sacred Heart for a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place immediately after Mass at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States, American Diabetes Association, or any human or animal charity of your choice.

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Posted on September 05, 2022

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