Catherine M. Sledziewski


Catherine M. Sledziewski 79, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Born in Albany, NY on January 8, 1941, she was the daughter of Alfred and Fidelia Fagan. She was a graduate of Shenendehowa High School.

Catherine worked for the NYS Department of Tax and Finance for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful crafts. She loved to polka dance with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Richard Sledziewski, daughter Lisa Kennedy and her brothers Edgar Fagan, Pat Fagan and Alfred Fagan. Catherine is survived by her son Donald Kennedy and his wife Lisa; granddaughter Sydney Kennedy; longtime companion Joe Rivette; brother George Fagan and his wife Joan; special niece Melody, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, January 27 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Mechanicville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Catherine may be made to Gateway House of Peace, 479 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

The Rivette's

Donny, Lisa and Syd
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom/grandmother. Cathy (Mimi) was the kindest and sweetest soul and one of the best people I’ve ever met. She endured so much yet remained so kind and gentle. Mimi as we called her, was the best step mom and grandmother anyone could ask for. Her beautiful smile and her laugh is something I will miss so much. Mimi made everyone feel at ease when being around her. We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish always.
Your mom/grandmother was a special woman and there was no one else like her in this world. This world has lost an angel on earth that now is in heaven with your sister/aunt. She can hold her baby girl again and that and knowing she is not in pain or struggling to do anything anymore is what will help to get through each day.
I am so thankful that she and my dad found each other and had 25 years together. They had many wonderful adventures/trips together and beautiful moments shared. We are grateful and have been truly blessed that we were able to love and be loved by such a special woman. We love her so much and we feel so heartbroken.
We wish we could attend Cathy’s/Mimi’s services however due dads’ health we will not be able to attend, but we will be with you all in spirit. My dad is having a very difficult time as well with this but trying to remind himself she is no longer in pain and with her loved ones again (Lisa, her mom and Rit etc.). I do believe with every fiber of my being, that we will see her again one day, smiling, happy and at peace surrounded by everything and everyone she loved dearly.
Our deepest condolences to you and the family during this time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe, Kids and Grandkids

Karen Shea

So sorry to hear about Cathy..... she was a great neighbor to my mom... her visits always made my moms day.... Joe and Donny you are in our thoughts and prayers

Mary De Filippo

Donnie, Lisa and Syd,
Just wanted you to know since we can’t be there, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Love, Mary & Jerry