Published DateFRANKLIN — Ethel Mae (Donaghy) Green-Cataldo, 95, a resident of Franklin for the past few months, died at her home Friday, April 19, 2013 with her family at her side following a period of failing health. She moved to Franklin from Tilton where she resided for four years.
Ethel was born in Barre, VT, August 14, 1917, daughter of Archie and Inez (Sheldon) Donaghy. She moved from St. Johnsbury, VT to New Hampshire over 60 years ago. She lived for a time in San Diego, CA, Holton, ME and Belmont. She pretty much lived in the Tilton-Northfield most of her life. A homemaker, Ethel worked at the former J. P. Stevens Woolen Mills in Franklin and Northfield, Webster Valve Company in Franklin and worked in healthcare at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Plymouth. Ethel attended the Northfield Union Church.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Green and her second husband, Joseph Cataldo Sr. Also, daughters, Cora Brown and Katherine Brooks.
She leaves daughters, Emily Vandell of Northfield, Charleen Bryson of Franklin, Donna Hutchins of Rumney and Joyce Patridge of Belmont; 19 grand, 23 great-grand and 8 great-great grandchildren; brother, Edward Donaghy of Fitchburg, MA; step children Joseph Cataldo and Anna Joseph; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Monday, April 22nd from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A funeral service will follow in the Memorial Home at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Ethel's name to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 728 N. Main St., in Laconia, NH 03246.
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