Catherine Therese (Conroy) Paul

Born: Thu., Aug. 30, 1945
Died: Tue., May 7, 2019

Memorial Mass

2:00 PM Thu., May 16, 2019
Location: The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

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Catherine T. (Conroy) Paul was born to Francis D. Conroy, Jr. and Betty (Sommers) Conroy in 1945. Cathy grew up in Norwich, NY, attended St. Paul’s Catholic School through eighth grade and graduated from Norwich High School in 1963. She attended college classes at Oneonta and Pratt Institute. She was the sole proprietor of her own seamstress business, the Nimble Thimble, and later became a teaching assistant in the Norwich City Schools. She especially enjoyed co-teaching special education at Norwich Middle School with Jean Jones. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Norwich for many years, particularly as a member of the Funeral Luncheon Committee, as well as serving on the parish council.

She married David Paul at Saint Paul’s in 1968 and was married to him for more than fifty years. She was the exceptional and loving mother of Kateri (Cameron Partridge), Therese (Chris) DeLashmutt, Jerome (Katie) Paul and Joseph (Kay) Paul and the proud grandmother of Ian, Gabe, and Sam DeLashmutt, Lydia and Violet Paul, and Gavin and Brendan Partridge. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her siblings Anne (Bob) Sharkey, Tom (Kathy) Conroy, Eileen (Jim) Mallian, Mary (Lynn) Madsen, Dan (Kathy Link) Conroy, Alice (Ed) Beaudreau, and Jim (Regina Losinger) Conroy, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

After retirement, Cathy and Dave moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area, where she continued to be actively engaged with her family until she passed. She was a talented and creative seamstress, a devoted teacher, a patient counselor, and a kind and generous wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Per her wishes, a private burial was held at Honey Creek Woodlands ( There were no calling hours.

A Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 2:00 at The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration (1815 Blackwell Rd, Marietta, GA, 30066) and broadcast on the internet ( A reception will follow in Bishop Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs / Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Auriesville, NY, ( or to your favorite charity.

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Jean Blasioli
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
To all my cousins,
Cathy was so special to us all. I was fortunate to be able to reconnect with her when I took my oldest daughter to college at Oneonta. I would often stay overnight and have a great visit with Cathy and, of course, with Aunt Betty.
You are all in my prayers as you find peace in the wonderful memories of your mom, sister, wife, aunt, grandma, cousin, friend.
My love to all of you,

Kathie Tiffany (Carpenter)
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
I am so sorry fir your loss. I met Cathy several when I was a student at Morrisville and David was my professor. She was such a kind personable lady. May she Rest In Peace.

Noreen monahan
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
My heart goes out to Dave and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for a loss that will be with you for the rest of your lives. I will never forget Cathy, she was the embodiment of love.

Love to all
Noreen Monahan

Kathy M Broten
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
My sincere prayers for your family.

Micki Conroy Novak
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all the Paul and Conroy families. Cathy was my cousin and although it has been many years since we have seen each other, I have the fondest of memories and hope that your memories will bring you a special fulfillment of a life well lived. May you all feel God’s comfort as you grieve. Much love to all.

Deborah Smith
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
This has to be one of the latest condolences, ever! The truth is, I have never met Cathy and only discovered, yesterday, of her passing. I believe that Cathy & Dave were, at one time, good friends with my sister, Nancy Cushman (in Norwich,NY). Nancy died on 7/30/17 in a motorcycle accident. At the time of her death, I was approached with a question of whether she should be buried with her "prayer book". When handed the book, I was overwhelmed by the use it had received over the years. The corners were almost rounded from continual turning of pages. The book itself was filled with prayer cards. I did not open the book, because it felt like an intrusion of privacy. But, I did open the cover to see that it had been given to Nan as a gift, from someone named "Cathy & Dave". The book is entitled "God Calling". I immediately purchased a copy and read it, every day ... often thinking about "Cathy & Dave". After finally asking a few questions and tracking Cathy's current location, I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. When I look at her face in this picture and read her obituary, I can feel the kindness that she must have shared with everyone. I can certainly understand how Cathy and Nancy might have been drawn together. I pray that they are now, both turning pages, side by side, with our Lord in heaven. To Dave ... I am so sorry for your loss.

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