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Catherine Brewster O’Neill

June 18, 2015
Lake Placid News

Catherine Brewster O'Neill passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the age of 95. She had been a resident of Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid for the past eight years and passed away surrounded by her loved ones.

Catherine was born in Lake Placid on Jan. 14, 1920, to Frank Brewster and Bessie Belmore.

Catherine had been a member of St. Agnes Church since her birth. She had her first communion in St Agnes Church in 1933. Catherine had worked in and around Lake Placid for many years. In her earlier years she worked at Marshalls Drugstore and was a private cook for Mr. and Mrs. Prime. Most notably, Catherine worked for the Butlers at Howard Johnson for 25 years. She was locally famous for her homemade pies, soups and jellies. Anyone who had the pleasure of having one of her pies knew they were the best around.

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Catherine was predeceased by her beloved husband Hubert O'Neill; five brothers: Bernard Brewster, Eugene "Gene" Brewster, Johnny Brewster, Francis "Butchy" Brewster and Richard Brewster. She is survived by two sisters: Doris Bonfante and Barbara Bonfante, both of Buffalo. She is also survived by two nephews: Steve Brewster of Lake Placid (who was more of a son than a nephew to her) and Joe Brewster of Lake Placid; and a niece, Vicky Graham of Lake Placid. There are many other nieces and nephews as well, from New York to California.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held in the Reiss Memorial Chapel at Uihlein Living Center, Lake Placid, at noon on Thursday, June 18. There will be a private burial in the fall at St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid.

The M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements. Relatives and friends are invited to light a candle and share a memory or leave online condolences at



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