Hoosick Falls- Catherine “Katie” E. (Oakes) Goodrich, 91, died peacefully at her residence, Saturday, February 7, 2015, with her loving daughters by her side.
Born October 2, 1923 in Bennington, Vermont, she was the wife of the late Ray A. Goodrich and daughter of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Jordan) Oakes.
Katie was a graduate of Bennington High School.
She was a co-owner and partner with her late husband in the former British Motorcycle Sales in Hoosick Falls where she worked as the Office Manager. After more than 37 years of working at a career she loved, she retired in 1978.
An avid motorcyclist, as a young woman owned and drove her own Indian “Scout” motorcycle. She enjoyed spending time in the Great Outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. She was an excellent homemaker who took great pride in her cooking, baking, sewing and home decorating skills.
She was a member of the Pittstown Methodist Church, the local 4-H, a member and past secretary of the Berlin Senior Citizens Group and a member of the Tri-State Motorcycle Club.
She is survived by a two sisters, Agnes Flynn and Zane Tetreault and a brother, Brian Oakes, her two daughters, Jean McCart of Hoosick Falls and Laurie (Edward) Andrick of Hoosick Falls, four grandchildren, Daryl (Polly) Cipperly of Hoosick Falls, Jon (Laurie) McCart of Hoosick Falls, Jeremy (Michelle) McCart of Silverton, OR, and Jared Ray Andrick of Hoosick Falls, and seven great grandchildren, Cole and Colin Cipperly of Hoosick Falls, Jackson and Jacob McCart of Silverton, OR, and Danielle, Jonathon and McKenna McCart of Hoosick Falls, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a sister, Marion Hicks, a brother, Charles Oakes, and in-law, Frank and Frances Sheffer, Edwin Goodrich and a son-in-law, “Jack” McCart.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 7:15 P.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY-7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 5:00-7:00 P.M.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Karen & Molly McGovern Fund, P.O. Box 132, Hoosick Falls 12090, in memory of Catherine E. Goodrich.