Catherine B. Duda, 84, of 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, formerly of 18515 Greytown Hills Road, Cambridge Springs, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Wesbury United Methodist Community.
Catherine was born in Meadville on July 21, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph and Esther (Stribula) Bury.
On June 6, 1953, Catherine married Frank Stanley Duda; he preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2012.
She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Cambridge Springs.
Catherine was a devoted wife and mother all of her life. In her earlier years, she had worked as a lab analyst at the former FMC Corp., Meadville for six years. She was a 1947 graduate of Townville High School.
Catherine loved God and her Catholic faith. She enjoyed following the news, keeping up with current world events, and she especially enjoyed caring for her family. She liked to read, garden and grow colorful flowers.
Catherine is survived by seven children, Mary Catherine Menanno and her husband, Ron, of Guys Mills, Frank J. Duda and his wife, Patti, of Meadville, Dr. John R. Duda and his wife, Cathy, of Morehead City, N.C., Steven M. Duda and his wife, Tami, of Calhoon, Ga., James D. Duda and his wife, Elaine, of Meadville, David P. Duda and his wife, Sandra, of Newport News, Va., Susan M. Hughes and her husband, Tim, of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Bury and his wife, Linda, of Texas; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Frank, of 59 years, Catherine was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Klingensmith; a brother-in-law, William Klingensmith; and a nephew, Michael Bury.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, with Fr. Matthew Kujawinski, pastor, officiating.
Catherine will be laid to rest next to her husband, Frank, in St. Agatha Cemetery, West Mead Township.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Anthony of Padua, 165 Beach Ave., Cambridge Springs, Pa. 16403.
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