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100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
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Catherine Herne

Catherine K. Herne

Monday, January 26th, 1953 - Monday, July 6th, 2020
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MASSENA – Catherine K. Herne, 67, unexpectedly passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Catherine was a homemaker and mother. A true gambler at heart, she loved casinos and “Let It Ride” poker was her game. She instilled her love of SU Men’s Basketball onto her children. She cherished visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and her love of chocolate have her the name “Momsweetooth.” She will fondly be remembered for being a sweet, funny, witty person who could make anyone laugh with her great sense of humor.

Catherine is survived by her children, Charlotte (James) Lafrance of Akwesasne, Bryant Joseph (Mary) Weir of Massena, and Kalvan (Diane) Forkhammer of Agawam, MA. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Bryana Herne, James Lafrance, Jessie-Jayanne Lafrance, and USMC Lance Corporal Waylon Lafrance, all of Akwesasne; Madison Weir, Joseph Weir, Jr., Garrett Weir, Jordan Weir, Abriella Weir, all of Massena; and Khayleb Forkhammer of Agawam, MA; along with 10 great grandchildren, Aleigha, Kalli, Liam, Jerek, Jaxon, Etta, Aubrey, James, III, Arianna, and Jonah.

She was predeceased by her parents, Charlotte (Jacobs) Herne and Richard Lamberston of Syracuse; a sister, Gail McAllen; a nephew, Randy McAllen; and a grandson, Kienon Lafrance.

Friends may call on Monday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM. Services will be attendance controlled and those attending are required to observe social distancing and wear face coverings.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 1:00pm
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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Posted at 12:35pm
Veronica Adams would like to send her deepest condolences to all.

Brenda Forkhamer

Posted at 02:53pm
Chrissy, Joey & Kalvan ~ My heartfelt sympathy extends to you & your family, I have a few memories of your mom, good times yrs ago @ family gatherings, may all your memories comfort you today & all of the tomorrows. RIP & fly high with the angels, Love &
God Bless !!!

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