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Catherine Kessler

Catherine Regina Kessler, 95, of Emmitsburg, MD died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Gettysburg Hospital Center in Gettysburg, PA. Born December 30, 1917 in Emmitsburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Bowling Kessler.

Catherine worked as a secretary for the Daughters of Charity in Emmitsburg for 25 years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and helping others. She loved babies and enjoyed spending time with family, especially her many nieces and nephews.

Surviving are sister, Genevieve Neal of Emmitsburg; brother, Donald Kessler of Gettysburg, PA; and many nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary Kessler, Dorothy Goulden, and Frances Lewis, and brothers, Leonard and Guy Kessler.

A Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. John J. Holliday, C.M. serving as celebrant. Inurnment was at the New St. Joseph Cemetery.

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