Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00Catherine Savarese Johnston, of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Williston Park, died peacefully on Feb. 28, 2010 with her family at her side. Cathy resided with her family in Williston Park from 1967-1981 prior to moving to Greensboro, NC.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 3 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro.
Survivors, including her husband, Larry, of the home; her son Larry, Jr. (Barbara) of Mt. Sinai, NY; daughter Elaine Murray of Greensboro; sons, Thomas (Deborah) of Charlotte, NC, Christopher (Lynn) of Orono, MN, Michael (Lynette) of Cary, NC; sister Margaret Savarese of Sunnyside, NY; brother Louis Savarese (Denise) of East Hampton; and 12 grandchildren.
Cathy received a bachelor of arts and masters in education degrees from Fordham University. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who always put the needs of others as her first priority. She was an active member of St. Aidan’s Parish when she resided in Williston Park and was currently an active member of St. Paul’s for 29 years and participated in many ministries.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Debt Reduction Fund, 2715 Horsepen Creek Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410; St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC; or a charity of your choice.
Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel served the family and condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.