Obituary: Catherine M. Bethke


PROSPECT — Catherine M. Bethke, 80, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015. She was the wife of the late Kenneth F. Bethke.

Catherine was born on Sept. 24, 1934, in New Haven, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Mulkern.

Catherine is survived by her son, Michael and his wife, Dawn, of Prospect; and her granddaughter, MaKayla. She also leaves behind her brother, John Mulkern and his wife, Helen, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service and burial are private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours and the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck is in charge of the arrangements.

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