Catherine J. Mower
Catherine J. Mower
  • August 13, 1933 - November 8, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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Catherine J. Mower
1933 - 2017

LEWISTON: Catherine J. Mower, 84, of Lewiston passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at d'Youville Pavilion in Lewiston with her loving daughter by her side. She was born in Lewiston on August 13, 1933 a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Morrill) Kavanaugh. She grew up in the Lewiston area and attended local schools.
In her younger years, Catherine worked for William Orestis and Co. in the Linen Supply and then later worked at Olfenes Supermarket for 10 years as a meat wrapper. From there, she worked in the deli department at Cottles Supermarket which later became Shop and Save and then Hannaford for 18 years. During that time, in 1968, she met the love of her life, Michael F. Quinn and enjoyed spending much time with him.
Catherine was a longtime member of St. Joseph's Church in Lewiston and she will always be remembered for wanting to spend quality time with her daughter, Peggy Mower.
She is survived by her two loving daughters, Peggy Mower of Auburn and Carol of Florida, a brother, Daniel Kavanaugh and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her companion, Michael Quinn, her former husband, Arnold Mower and her sister, Margaret Soule
The family wishes to thank Dr. Jeff Brown for the care and compassion he showed towards Catherine for over 25 years, as well Dr. Strauss for his care and devotion too.
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MOWER---Catherine J., 84, of Lewiston died Wednesday November 8, 2017. A visitation will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Tuesday November 14, 2017 from 11am to 12:30pm followed by a graveside service at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewiston at 1pm. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Catherine's memory to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.