Catherine Gorham

Catherine Anne "Kay" Gorham (Carpenter)

Tuesday, January 16th, 1940 - Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Catherine A “Kay” Gorham, 79 passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2019 surrounded by her family following a brief illness.

Born January 16, 1940, in Glens Falls, NY she was the daughter of the late James and Alice Carpenter. She was one of seventeen children.

Kay loved playing pool and was an avid golfer. She also loved biking and traveling with the love of her life, her husband Ray. When she was home she enjoyed being by the pool with her family. Kay will be missed by many as she was a large presence in a small community. She was also known by many as Aunt Kay or Grandma Kay at the Fort Edward School where she worked as a lunch lady even until recent years.

In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded by her beloved husband Raymond Gorham, her sister Jean Matt, her brothers, John, Robert, Joe, Jim, Bill, Paul, Dick, and Butch Carpenter.

She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Gorham, Jonell Gorham, Catherine Kholstinin, and Amy Walker (Peter Sturn), her grandchildren, Paige and Samantha Walker, Emilie Gorham, and Gabriella Kholstinin, her great-grandchildren ,Tristan Nellis and Adelyn Snyder, her brothers; Fran (Doris) Carpenter, Michael (Colleen) Carpenter, her sisters Helen O’Connell, Sally Trainor, Carolyn Cutler, Jackie (Michael) Pasterchick, and Cindy (Kenneth) Baker, her sisters-in-law Jean (Gifford) Bull, Sally (Frank) Covell and Laura Carpenter and so many nieces and nephews who all loved her like a mom.

Friends may call from 4-7pm on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am in Monday, December 16, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church, 164 Broadway, Fort Edward.

Rite of Committal will follow Mass at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The family would like to express their gratitude for all who cared for Kay during her illness, especially the Glens Falls Hospital Tower 6 and 2. Also, our Hospice Nurse, Kellie Foley. She provided us with comfort and peace.

Memorial donations in Kay’s name can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - Ft Edward
    82 Broadway
    FORT EDWARD, NY 12828
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  • Service

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church -FE
    164 Broadway
    FORT EDWARD, NY 12828
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    Rev. Thomas Babiuch
  • Interment

    St. Joseph Cemetery -FE
    Burgoyne Ave.
    FORT EDWARD, NY 12828
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Dawn Budreau

Posted at 07:19am
Amy, i'm so sorry to hear about your loss, and i know what a great loss this is. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Alan Kholstinin

Posted at 08:04am
I’m very sorry for your loss. Kay was a strong, loving and kind woman. She made a lasting impression in this life and will be missed by many.

Carolyn A Tidd

Posted at 01:42pm
Dear Gorham family:We send our love and prayers. We just loved Kay so much.Love Jeff and Carolyn Tidd
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Jeannie, Scott, Carey, Jed, Mallory, Kevin and Joe

Posted at 10:05am
We are so grateful to have had our beloved Aunt Kay in our lives. She was truly one of a kind, the best kind.
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Kathleen Abare

Posted at 12:01am
Rest In Peace Sweet Kay❤I'm sure Heaven is having a party today

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