Catherine M. (Brennan) Phinney, 87

Catherine M. (Brennan) Phinney passed peacefully, surrounded by her family, in her home in Franklin, MA on May 29, 2022, at the age of 87.

Catherine is survived by her children: Ron Phinney and his wife Elizabeth of West Roxbury, Karen Sundin and her husband Richard of Bellingham, Nancy Stapin and her husband Gary of Franklin, and Ann Mazzarella and her husband Robert of Franklin. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph D. Phinney, and her children: Ralph D. Phinney Jr., Janet Phinney and John Phinney. Catherine was also a loving Grandmother to 12 grandchildren and Great-Grandmother to 12 great grandchildren.

Catherine was born on December 3, 1934, in West Roxbury, MA to John & Margaret Brennan. She was one of 11 children. Catherine worked as a bookkeeper all of her professional life and retired from Boston Hydraulic at the age of 70.

Catherine was devoted to her entire family and friends. She was generous, kind and loving. She always looked forward to hosting her annual family summertime trips as well as hosting her annual Christmas Parties at which everyone had a great time. She enjoyed good food, good company and spending time with loved ones. Catherine always told wonderful stories of places she had been, people she had met along her journey in life.

A wake was held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA. Out of respect to the family and the wishes of Catherine, a private interment funeral was planned. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For directions or to leave a condolence message for Catherine’s family please visit:

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