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April 22, 1924 ~ January 4, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Catherine M. “Kay” Stein, of Maple Avenue found eternal peace on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Kay was born 98 years ago on April 22, 1924, in Cohoes, to Mary C. (Finn) and James Smith.
Kay moved to Middleburgh in the 1940s, raising her family and becoming a fixture around the village. From greeting customers at the A&P with her husband Michael, to volunteering with ARC and the Friendship Club, a long-time member of the Middleburgh Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Cobleskill Lodge #2040 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Ladies Auxiliary, Kay was active throughout her lifetime.
Kay worked at the Everything Shop in Middleburgh and sold AVON for many years, enjoyed visiting with friends, traveling with the Middleburgh Golden Age Club and never missed morning breakfasts at M&J’s or the Middleburgh Diner, keeping up with local happenings. Kay was also famous for her signature rice pudding, sharing at every pot-luck to everyone’s enjoyment.
Devout in her faith and a communicant of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic church, she was a member of the Rosary Society and also a Eucharistic Minister.
Kay will be loved forever by her son: Thomas (Terry) Stein of Latham; daughter-in-law: Linda Stein of Middleburgh; her grandchildren: Christine (Ed) Lounello, Michael (Angel) Stein, Robert (Jamie) Stein, Lauren (Dan) Guasp, Jaime (Gary) Pickering; her great-grandchildren: Hans, George, Thomas, Ethan, Jaydan, Joshua and Eric. She was predeceased by her husband: Michael Stein and her son: James Stein.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Main Street Middleburgh. Inurnment will take place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. All are invited to a visitation with Kay’s family from 6:00-8:00PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC 134 River St. Middleburgh.
Memorial contributions in Kay’s honor are requested to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, PO Box 311, Middleburgh NY 12122 or the Middleburgh Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 778, Middleburgh, NY 12122