Catherine Boss passed away on March 23, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Virginia, in Fairfield, Conn. She was 97 years old, living in complete independence until she died.
Born Katerina Lamberta on June 24, 1915 of Italian immigrants, she was both mother and sister to her three younger brothers after the death of her own mother at an early age. She supported and guided them all into adulthood.
A 45-year resident of Sag Harbor, Mrs. Boss was a parishioner of St. Andrew’s RC Church, and a member of the Columbiettes and the Sag Harbor Golf Club. A former AT&T employee, she was also a member of the Pioneers Club. An active community volunteer, Mrs. Boss was an avid reader, golfer, and bridge player who loved to travel with her family to the Caribbean.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years, Charles L. Boss, and her son, Charles E. Boss. She is survived by daughters, Virginia Speciale and Carol Reilly. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, Monica Inghilterra, Richard Speciale, Heather Giffuni, Nadine Brandes, Justin Reilly, James Reilly, Jennifer Resto, Charles Boss, Karen Stumpf, Daniel Boss, and Douglas Boss, their spouses, and many great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses and families.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Andrew’s Church in Sag Harbor, NY, and VITAS Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Suite 1204, Stratford, CT 06614.