The following is an excerpt from the obituary that appeared today in The Day newspaper on the passing of Nonner Katy Lamphere. Our sympathies go out to all family and friends:
Montville - Catherine A. (Strickland) Lamphere, 79, of Uncasville, passed away suddenly at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.
Kate was a life-long resident of Uncasville and an active and respected member of the Mohegan Tribe; she was a Nonner and former Tribal Council member.
Kate graduated from NFA in 1948 and married Charles Lamphere on Aug. 26, 1950, at the former Uncasville Methodist Church; he survives her.
She enjoyed doing crafts with her fellow residents of Fort Hill, was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's number one fan at all their sporting events, and was a member of the Mohegan Congregational Church.
A 10 a.m. graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Fort Shantok Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kate's name may be made to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, PO Box 196, Libertyville IL 60048.
The Church and Allen Funeral Home has been entrusted with Kate's care.
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