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Catherine M. Sponable

March 31, 2016
Lake Placid News

Catherine M. Sponable, "Mimo," a resident of Lake Placid since 1971, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, peacefully at home.

She was born in New York City Nov. 5, 1926, the daughter of Earl I. Sponable and Marie B. (Whalen) Sponable.

Mimo was a graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946 and received her Master of Science degree from New York University in 1948.

Mimo was awarded the Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice cross by Pope Francis on Oct. 16, 2013, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the laity by the pope for distinguished service to the church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1 at St. Agnes Church, Lake Placid. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends are invited to share a prayer or memory, order flowers or leave online condolences at



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