Katherine M. Napolitano, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Friday, September 4, 2009 at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre. Age 89 years. Katherine Hurst was born on October 6, 1919 in Saginaw to the late Frank and Anna (Struck) Hurst. She married Louis J. Napolitano on September 14, 1940 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Saginaw. He predeceased her on February 22, 2004. Katherine worked side by side with her husband at the Napolitano Grocery Store until he retired. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Katherine enjoyed crocheting, play bingo, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory are her children, Michael (Susan) Napolitano, Karen Napolitano and her special friend Mark Chapman; three grandchildren, Matthew (Jenny) Napolitano, Erik (Amanda) Goidosik and Adam Goidosik and a sister, Rosemary Martuch. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a sister, Leah Reid. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the staff at Hoyt Nursing Home who took such wonderful care of mom over the years that she was there. Katherine’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn St. Fr. William R. Taylor will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd (off State) on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Vigil honoring Katherine will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. under the direction of Audrey Wilson. Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorials to American Cancer Society. Please share your thoughts and memories with Katherine’s family at the funeral home, at the church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.