Services celebrating the life of Catherine Lichy, age 98 of Holdingford, will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 13, at the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig in Holdingford. Burial will be in the Arban Cemetery. Catherine died Saturday at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday at the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Holdingford and again after 10:00 AM Thursday at the church. Christian Mothers will pray at 5:00 PM followed by All Saint’s St Hedwig’s parish prayers at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.Catherine was born April 27, 1914 in St Anna to Paul and Rosellia (Kobenia) Schmainda. She married Adolph F. Lichy on September 14, 1937 in St. Anna. The couple farmed in Holding Township on the family farm which was established in 1879. Catherine and Adolph had one daughter and four sons. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Arban. When that closed, she joined St. Hedwig’s Church in Holdingford where Catherine was active in the Christian Mothers. Catherine is remembered as the family “firecracker” who enjoyed playing cards, bowling, music and dancing. She loved lilacs and red roses. She lived a rich and full life during her 98 years. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.Catherine is survived by her three sons, Darrell (Claire) Lichy, Champlin; Duane (Jan) Lichy, Avon; and Jeff (Pam) Lichy, Avon. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Adolph; daughter, Phyllis and son, Kenneth. She is also preceded by her twelve sisters and brothers; Teckla, Victoria, Gertrude, Marie, Peter, Joseph, John, Paul, Frank, Charles, Stanley and Steve.A special “Thank You” is given to the caring staff of Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany for the many years of love and care they provided to Grandma Lichy.
Schedule and Information
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Christian mothers will pray at 5:00 PM and All Saints St. Hedwigs parish prayers will be at 7:00 PM
Visitation will be at the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Holdingford