Catherine Elizabeth Warner

Catherine Elizabeth Warner, 96, of Bemus Point, N.Y., formerly of Thomson, N.Y., passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her niece’s home in Bemus Point, where she resided for the past six years.

She was born March 17, 1918, in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of Roy and Fern Warner. She was a graduate of Lakewood High School.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and a brother, Paul Warner of Falconer, N.Y.

She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Albany College, and was recruited by the U.S. Navy, where she proudly served throughout her career as a high ranking officer. After retirement, she was employed as the chief nurse at a New York City hospital, and specialized in the transportation of premature infants to hospitals. After retirement, she moved to Thomson, N.Y., where she enjoyed time with her many friends, including her lifelong friend, Dorothy (Forbes) Varney and her son, Douglas.

She was a caring daughter, sister and aunt to her family. “Auntie Kay” enjoyed sewing, knitting and making quilts and blankets for her family. She was especially proud of being a caretaker of the sick, injured and elderly. She enjoyed baseball and was a proud fan of the New York Mets. In her late years, she enjoyed attending Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center and sharing stories from her childhood.

She was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenwich, N.Y.

She is survived by her niece, Cheryl Hill (Dr. Reino F. Hill) of Bemus Point, N.Y.; four great-nephews: Paul Hill (Jennifer) of Falconer, Richard Hill (Jess) of Bemus Point, Andrew Hill (Hope) of Kennedy, Thomas Hill of Bemus Point; two great-nieces: Danielle Hendrickson (Derek) of Fort Knox, Ky., and Emily Hill of Bemus Point; several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and her cookie buddy, Jimmy Belin of Bemus Point. She is also survived by her loving friends of the Schuylerville, N.Y. area including; Richard (Diane) Varney of Clarks Mills, Dale (Deborah) Varney of Salem, Diane (Joe) Jennings of Easton. “Auntie Kay” had several nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed watch-ing grow up and making blankets for.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Hill Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her loving brother, Paul Warner, who was buried on the same date in 1970. The Rev. Cathy Smith, deacon from St. Luke’s will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to March of Dimes for premature births.

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