Catharine A. Wagner


Catharine A. Wagner 88, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on January 16, 1929, she was the daughter of Morris and Bernice Whalen. Kay was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing.

Kay was a Registered Nurse for many years, working at the original Benedict Memorial Hospital in Ballston Spa and continuing when the Hospital relocated to Rowland Street in Ballston Spa.

She was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Funeral Ministry.

Kay lovingly cared for her great nephew Will and was a strong supporter of the CdLS Foundation.

She was predeceased by her husband Edwin and her brother Morris “Little Mickey”. Kay is survived by her sister Eileen Swart, brother Thomas Whalen (Elaine); and her beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Friday, May 12 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, 302 West Main Street #100, Avon, CT 06001 or St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Susan Fowler

Catherine sounds like a wonderful person! We (our son Logan has CdLS) appreciate her interest in the CdLS foundation!
Will was blessed to have her in his life.

Marlene Denison

Tom, Elaine and all of Kay's loved ones, Please except my condolences on the passing of your loved one. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Marie Ahl

Tom, Elaine and family - sending my prayers and condolences. She will be missed by many, but now she is with her Lord

Deborah Guilfoyle

Condolences to all in your big beautiful family. May your beloved Kay rest in eternal peace.