Catherine F. Williams, 71, of Chaplin, passed away on August 20, 2021 at home after a long illness. Cathy was born in Hartford CT, the daughter of the late John R. and Mary (Burke) Williams. She was raised in the Rockville Vernon area where she was a graduated from Rockville High School in 1968. After high school, she graduated from Hartford College for women in 1970 and from Eastern Connecticut University in 1975. Cathy also received her master’s in human services administration from Antioch University. She worked as a counselor and later, program director for Perception Program, Inc. for 15 years. Cathy retired in 2007 from the State of Connecticut Dept. of Adult Probation Officer. After retirement, she spent a lot of time at her 2nd home in Vermont. Cathy enjoyed reading, music, NASCAR, puzzles and traveling. Cathy is survived by numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her brother John R. Williams Jr.
She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Cathy’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard’s Terrace, Vernon, CT, with burial to follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Vernon, CT, where she will be interred alongside her family. She will be deeply missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Perception Programs, Inc. of Willimantic, CT.
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