Obituary, Catherine M. Colligan

Catherine M. Colligan, 81, a lifelong resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Noble Horizons in Salisbury, CT. Mrs. Colligan was a former Deputy Town Clerk in the Town of Dover for many years.

Born on January 31, 1941 in Sharon, CT, she was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Rose M. (Masiero) Sartori. Mrs. Colligan was a graduate of Dover High School class of 1958 and later graduated from Krissler Business School in Poughkeepsie. On September 24, 1961 in Dover Plains, NY, she married Lawrence “Butch” Colligan who predeceased her on April 17, 1987. Mrs. Colligan was a parishioner and former alter rosary member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Dover Plains.

Mrs. Colligan is survived by a daughter, Maureen Laning, and her husband, Kevin, of Dover Plains and a son, Raymond Colligan and his wife, Lindsey, of East Greenwich, RI. She is also survived by a brother, Raymond Sartori and his wife, Velvet, of Dover Plains; a granddaughter, Caroline Colligan; one nephew; one niece and several great nephews and great nieces.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 62 Mill St., Dover Plains, NY. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Dover Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 95 Gleneida Ave, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512 or the American Cancer Association, 2678 South Rd Ste 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit

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Author: Harlem Valley News