Barbara J. (Yerdon) Catone

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Barbara J. (Yerdon) Catone of Hopkinton, where she has lived for 29 years, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was 60. Born in Governeur, NY, she was the daughter of Mary Doreen (Tiernan) Yerdon of Hermon, NY, and the late Carleton Yerdon.

Barbara was a graduate of Hermon-DeKalb High School, and received her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Potsdam State University in Potsdam, NY. She has worked as an information specialist with Biomeasure, Inc., in Milford for the last 20 years, and enjoyed reading, redecorating her home, and spending time with her family. Barbara also taught religious edcuation and chaired the Yuletide Festival for many years at St. John the Evangelist parish in Hopkinton.

Loving wife of 38 years to David Catone, she was the devoted mother of Amelia and Jessica Catone; sister of Richard Yerdon of Westfield, MA, Joseph Yerdon of Hermon, NY, Nancy Bovay of Hermon, NY, Mary Ellen Caratsole of Hermon, NY, Susan Fortin of Watertown, NY, Deborah Bigelow of Queensbury, NY, Julie Canavan of Queensbury, NY, Kathy Robarge of Cicero, NY, and the late Patricia Whitton and Michael Yerdon. She is also survived by her dear granddaughter, Selah.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, followed by burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Calling hours at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, will be Monday, January 16, 2012 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Relatives and friends kindly invited.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street,. Framingham, MA 01701; the Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Oliva Patient Comfort Care Fund, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757; or a charity of one's choice.