Catherine Miliou Fethes, a 54 year resident of River Vale, passed away on January 11, 2022.
Catherine is survived by her devoted children, Christine Fethes-Connolly and her husband Raymond, Anita Fethes Mayo and her husband John, Andrew Fethes and his wife, Maureen Termecz, her five grandchildren Michael Connolly (Dominique Brabant), Catherine Connolly (Eamon Collins), John Mayo, Alex and Stephanie Fethes.
She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Michael A. Fethes (2013). She is also survived by many relatives in the United States, Greece, and Europe. Catherine was a graduate of the University of Athens Medical School. She came to New York on July 4, 1954. She was a proud American, celebrating the 50th anniversary of her naturalization last year.
Catherine, who preferred to be called Katy, had many interests and passions. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially her native Greek cuisine, and delighted her family with traditional cookies at all of the holidays. She was especially fond of spending time with her children – walking in Wood Dale Park, visiting the local farmers market, and enjoying movies. She adored her grandchildren, and rejoiced as they grew into young adults. And with quiet certitude she embraced life as it came, and generously shared her joy with all those around her – family, friends, and virtually everyone she met and knew.
The Triune Service will be offered Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10 A.M. at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, West Nyack, NY. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home in River Edge is handling funeral arrangements.