Mrs. Catherine Ann Stickley

  • Born: November 15, 1933
  • Died: January 10, 2013
  • Location: Rhinebeck, New York

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Catherine Ann Stickley, 79, a lifelong nurse and educator and loving mother to eight children, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. A Hudson Valley resident since 1965, she had currently resided for the past two years in Red Hook.
Born in Brockton, Mass. on November 15, 1933, Mrs. Stickley was the daughter of the late Francis Edward and Margaret Mary Kelleher Long.
She received her RN degree from Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in Boston, Mass. in 1954 and went on to receive her BS degree from Mount St. Mary's College in Newburgh and her Master's degree from Russell Sage College in Troy.
Most recently, Catherine was a nursing instructor in the LPN program at Dutchess County BOCES. She retired in 1996. Over the course of her career she also worked as a nurse with the Dutchess County Department of Health and taught nursing courses for a time at Dutchess Community College.
No matter where she resided, Mrs. Stickley was always active in her local church parish. She was a communicant of the Church of St. Christopher in Red Hook. She was also an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society, and past recipient of the Betty Meedy Service Award of the Year.
On June 6, 1955 in Monroe, NY, she married Gustav Stickley III. Her husband of 57 years survives at home in Red Hook.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight children, Katie of Clinton Corners, Mary Alyce (Mimi) and husband, Guy, of Red Hook, Frances (Wendy) and husband, Paul, of Westwood, Mass., Gustav IV and wife, Mary, of Mashpee, Mass., Michael and wife, Mary Beth, of Milford, Conn., Timothy and wife, Patti, of Goshen, NY, Daniel and wife, Ana, of Davies, Florida, and Thomas and wife, Stacey, of Corte Madera, CA; seventeen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three siblings, Mary Louise Wrin and husband, David, of Braintree, Mass., Michael Long and wife, Ann, of Bridgewater, MA, and Patricia Brown and husband, Rick, of La Mirada, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Tuesday, January 15th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Wednesday, January 16th at the Church of St. Christopher, South Broadway & Garden Street, Red Hook, NY.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation will follow.
The Stickley family respectfully requests memorial donations are made to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 405, Lagrangeville, NY 12540, or, the Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

To the entire Stickley family,
My sincere condolences to you, I remember your mom from my days at the Children's Home, she was a wonderful person, as was everyone in your family, My prayers are with you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss

Posted by Stephen Martinez - Hyde Park, NY - past aquaintance   January 26, 2013

j5bseDear Gus,

I was sorry to hear the news of Catherine's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and all your loving family at this difficult time. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

With God's Blessings,
Judy Hester

Posted by Judy Hester    January 19, 2013

We are sorry for your loss, we will keep her and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Helena, Andrzej, Jurek. - Jamesport, NY, NY - Scott's in laws   January 18, 2013

Dear Mimi, Guy, and family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. We are all thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I would like to think that you embody the nurturing qualities of your mom, Mimi. She will always be part of who you are.

Posted by Tina Montano - Saugerties, NY - friend   January 15, 2013

Dear Katie,your mom sounded like an amazing must have been such an honor to call her mom. My heart goes out to you and your family your loved ones.another angel in heaven make peace be with you all.

Posted by Darleen Toth - Ponce Inlet, FL - friend   January 15, 2013

Fond Memories of Mrs Stickley as my BOCES nursing instructor. We had clinical at Hudson Highland Hospital in Beacon...she was truly a fun educating instructor who made first year students feel at ease while caring for patients! Thanks for training the next generations of nurses.....a true gift and calling....may you find peace and Gods love...thanks for the memories...

Posted by jean - Wappingers falls, NY - Student   January 14, 2013

Mike and family, so sorry for your loss. I am sending a hug and a prayer to you all. A loss of a parent will always remain in your heart, but it is the memories that will keep the smile on your face.
Deidre Healey Schneider

Posted by Deidre Healey - brookfield, MO - friend   January 14, 2013

Your Mom was awesome !!!! I deeply appreciated her wisdom, strength and dedication. I am very sad for your loss but grateful for the opportunity to know her. Hugs to all of you <3>

Posted by Melody Prentice Couch - Kalamazoo, MI - friend from HS   January 13, 2013


Thinking of you at this difficult time. With Sympathy
Charlotte and Gary

Posted by Charlotte and Gary Jones - Friend of Wendy   January 12, 2013