In memory of
Catherine Mary McKiernan Ghidiu
Catherine Mary McKiernan Ghidiu Penn Yan, NY - aged 71, passed away on March 12, 2020, in Rochester, NY. Born May 23, 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut, she grew up in different states, eventually settling in Syracuse NY to raise her family. She worked at Onondaga Community College. After retiring, she moved to Seneca Lake, and she and her husband spent winters in Dunedin, Florida. Cathy is survived by: her husband, John Ghidiu; her son John Ghidiu; daughter Jennifer Ghidiu and her partner Eric Harman; son David Ghidiu and his wife Katie Ghidiu; her brothers Gregory McKiernan and John McKiernan; grandsons Charles and Francis McKiernan; and many beloved nephews and nieces. Catherine loved family above all, was an avid crafter and quilter, spent summers on the water and winters snuggled up with her loved ones. She was a kind and generous person with a fantastic sense of humor. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family. The service will be a private affair for immediate family. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association. To leave a condolence and for her full obituary, please visit www.mertonkaysfuneralhome.com In the words of her grandchildren, "she made all of us feel the most special."
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