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Catherine E. Kavchak

January 9, 1921 July 12, 2007
Catherine E. Kavchak
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Catherine E. Kavchak St. Albans - Catherine E. Kavchak, 86 , a resident of this area for the past eight years, passed away early Thursday morning, July 12, 2007, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born in South Amboy, New Jersey on January 9, 1921, the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Leahey) Quinlan. On April 27, 1938, in St. Mary’s Church in South Amboy, she married George J. Kavchak, who survives her. Catherine for several years was a Health Aide for the Ocean County Health Services in New Jersey. She was former president of CCD at St. Alowishes Parish in Englishtown, New Jersey and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in St. Albans. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially ceramics. Survivors include her husband of sixty-nine years; George of St. Albans, their two daughters; Kathleen Swallick of St. Albans and Barbara Schoen- Jahngen and her husband, Robert of Colchester, five grandchildren; Scott, Tammy, Tracy, Lorilei and Jack, nine great grandchildren; Greg, Cory, Sarah, Katy, Jamie, Jessica, Joseph, James and Ashley, a great-great granddaughter, Candace, three brothers; Girard Quinlan and his wife, Elizabeth of Washington, DC, Eugene Quinlan of Arizona and Alfred Quinlan and his wife, Flo of Jackson, New Jersey, six step-grandchildren, special friends; Emily and Alex McDougall of Clark, New Jersey and Mary and John Standowski of Jackson, New Jersey and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her son; George “Sonny” Kavchak on June 18, 2004 , her son-in-law, Robert J. Swallick on June 1, 2004, and her nine brothers. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Fairfield Street with the Reverend W. André Houle celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the Kavchak family lot in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Sheldon. Catherine’s family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7-9 P.M. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health Agency, Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Messages of condolence to Catherine’s family are welcome at

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