Cathleen Marie McCarty, age 51, of Antler Road in Big Flats, NY died Thursday, November 17, 2005 at home following a short and courageous battle with cancer.
Cathy was born on October 16, 1954 in Buffalo, and graduated from Guildford High School and Villia Maria College. She married Michael McCarty in 1977 in Buffalo. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, Corning Junior Womens Club, and the Girl Scouts. Cathy enjoyed walking, swimming, water and snow skiing, gardening, sewing, and making arts and crafts. Cathy worked as a teachers assistant with SCT Boces at the Big Flats Elementary School, and had worked in numerous childhood teaching positions.
Her survivors include her husband Michael; daughters, Elizabeth and Michelle McCarty of Big Flats; parents, William and Patricia Bryan of Deerfield Beach, FL; one sister, Mary (Dave) Bryan-Stewart of Mishawaka, IN; one brother, William (DeVanuia) Bryan of Greensboro, NC; and a niece Natalee Stewart.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday November 20, 2005 from 2 until 5 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 809 Westlake Road in Horseheads. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.
Memorials may be made in Cathys name to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896 or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.