Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service

113 Lake Road East, Congers, NY


Catherine A. Christie

May 20, 1939November 3, 2019

Catherine Arlene Christie of Congers, NY, passed away on November 3, 2019 with her loving family by her side. ‘Cathy’ was 80 years old. She was born to Robert and Margaret (Reynolds) Vierboom on May 20, 1939. Cathy was a lifelong resident of Congers and graduated from Clarkstown High School. She worked many years for and retired from Nyack Manor Nursing Home. She loved to travel, listen to Pavarotti and spend time with her family. Cathy enjoyed crafts, gardening and was a wonderful pie maker. Cathy is survived by her daughter, Dawn Fernandes and husband Oscar of Congers, sons Jack and his wife Catherine of Warwick, Jeff and his wife Isabel of Stony Point, Robert of New City, and George and his wife Kelly of Venice, Fl. She is also survived by her sister Janet Kay and her husband Walter; grandchildren Christopher and Maria Fernandes, Nicholas, Ashley, Jeffrey, Matthew, Kevin, Robert, Jake, Michael and Jack Christie, Raymond Robles and Canisha Burrell; great grandchildren Juan, Jaimya, and Lily along with nieces Elizabeth and Susan Kay; nephews Walter Kay and Chris Supsac. She was predeceased by her parents and daughter-in-law Eva Christie.

Family will receive family and friends on Friday November 8th from 2-4 and 7-9pm Higgins Funeral Home in Congers, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, 10am, at St. Paul’s Church, Congers, followed by interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, Rockland Lake, NY.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. 113 Lake Road East Congers, NY 10920 845-268-6665


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 9, 2019


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Raymond Robles

November 9, 2019

Grandma we are sad to have you leave us, but knowing you are now at peace makes it easier for us to accept. I felt like I was a member of the Christie family from the first day I met all of you, that love passed from you onto your children and will continue with all of your grandchildren, whom I consider myself lucky to be amongst.

Sandy Knapp

November 7, 2019

To The Christsie Family,
I've know Catherine all my life. She went to school with my sister Babe. Please accept my sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.