Catherine V. Becker, 91, of Golden, Colo., a former 35-year resident of the Southold, Long Island, community, died Feb. 21, 2013, in Lakewood, Colo.
She was born March 3, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Elmer Wydell and Catherine (Reardon) Duchman. She graduated from Commercial High School and was married in June 1940 to John L. Maune. To this union were born Catherine M. and James J. Maune. She married Edward J. Becker on Feb. 14, 1948.
Catherine was a cheerful, loyal friend to all who know her. She loved being a homemaker and hostess. She enjoyed cooking and baking, much appreciated by all her family. She volunteered for charitable organizations in Southold, where she lived from 1971 to 2006. She was always a champion for veterans and belonged to Griswold Terry Glover Post No. 803 of the American Legion in Southold, where she enjoyed many activities, especially bingo.
She loved to travel and visited many European countries. She also took on the role of travel director for the Mattituck Seniors Club, where she planned and directed tours for seniors for about 25 years.
Catherine moved to Golden, Colo., in 2007. She adjusted to the altitude after living her first 85 years entirely at sea level. She traveled around her new home and became a Coloradan with grace and joy.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, James Duchman, both husbands, her son, James, and her grandson Daniel Maune.
She is survived by daughter Catherine Ferrere of Lakewood, Colo.; daughter-in-law Audrey Maune of Plainview, N.Y.; grandchildren Janis Ferrere of Bayville, N.J., Kenneth Ferrere (Susan) of Dunstable, Mass., Suzanne Ferrere Norman (Andrew) of Evergreen, Colo., Tara Bassette (Tony) of Glastonbury, Conn., James Maune (Gina) of Chula Vista, Calif., and Patricia Maune Habas (Don) of Nanuet, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren Christopher Kowalczyk, Kelly Ferrere, Stephanie and Craig Ferrere, Carlee, Lauren and James Maune, Danny, Conor and Kelly Maune, Caitlin Orlando, Sean Habas and Oliver and Calandra Norman.
A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 969 Ulysses St., Golden, Colo., with a reception following in the church hall. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Arrangements are in the care of Ellis Family Services – Funeral and Memorial Care, Littleton, Colo.
Memorial contributions can be made in Catherine Becker’s memory to: American Red Cross for Sandy Relief; American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post No. 803, 51655 Route 25, Southold, NY 11971; ASPCA; Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden, CO 80401; St. Agnes R.C. Church, 523 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944; St. Joseph Catholic Church, 969 Ulysses St., Golden, CO 80401; or Christ on the Mountain, 13922 W. Utah Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228.
Family and friends can sign the online guestbook at EllisFamilyServices.com.
This is a paid notice.