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Catherine Fant-Kratovil

April 14, 1936 November 29, 2019
Catherine Fant-Kratovil
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Catherine Fant-Kratovil age 83, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Kratovil and the late Louis V. Gelormine Sr., Beloved mother and grandmother, died November 29th 2019 in Fort Myers, FL. Catherine was born in Bridgeport to the late George H. Fant and Catherine G. (McArdle) Fant.

Catherine had a beautiful singing voice along with her brother Jack who had taken lessons at Nino Bellassai school of voice. She was in the Jenny Lind contest and went to Miss Christine's Dance studio. Catherine worked as a waitress for 25 years, before getting her AS degree in Business. She retired at a young age along with her husband Ray from Sikorsky and enjoyed time spent together and with their family. Catherine loved playing cards and reading novels. Catherine was a devoted Catholic, a Eucharistic Minister for Our Lady of Grace.

She is survived by her son Louis V. Gelormine Jr. (Beth) Fort Myers, FL, daughter Susan A. Merrill (Richard) Milford, CT.; devoted grandson's Gene S. Bergmark Jr and Sean P. Merrill of Milford, CT.; stepson Kevin Kratovil of Southwick, MA.; stepdaughters Beth Bellerive (Robert) of Holland, MA, Nora Burby of New Hartford, CT, Wendy Boyon (Joel) of Charlestown RI.; one sister Leona Brassell (Arlene) of Stratford; grandchildren Marybeth Molloy (Adam), Cathy Kozlowski (Kent) both of Fort Myers, FL, Kenneth Kratovil of Southwick, MA, Jennifer (Mark) of Feeding Hills, MA, Amy Minney (Jonathan) Chicopee, MA, Robyn Bellerive of Belchertown, MA, Dennis Burby of Middletown, CT, Kyle Burby of Sunrise, FL, Trevor Doyon (Rebecca) of North Haven, CT, Colby Doyon (Kathryn) of Great River, NY, Brooke Beard (Andrew) Silver Springs, MD, Denise Merrill of Milford, CT, twelve greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers Russell J. Fant, Stanley G. Fant, John H. Fant, sisters Hazel Seaman, Ruth Hissick, Jesse Supan, Dorothy Hawley, Patricia Soltesz and stepson Raymond M. Kratovil.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. by meeting directly in Our Lady of Grace Church, 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford, CT 06614.

Interment will follow in Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Catherine Fant-Kratovil's memory to Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL, at: https://www.hopehcs.org/hopehospice/ or Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.lbda.org or The Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Memorial Service

Friday

10

Jan

11:00 AM 1/10/2020 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Church

497 Second Hill Lane
Stratford, Ct 06614

Our Lady of Grace Church
497 Second Hill Lane Stratford 06614 Ct
United States

Interment

Friday

10

Jan

12:15 PM 1/10/2020 12:15:00 PM
Saint Michael Cemetery

2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint Michael Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue Stratford 06615 CT
United States
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