B. Katherine's Story
ONEONTA - B. Katherine Angell passed away April 14, 2017.
She was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Laurens, the daughter of Ralph and Esther (Clark) Terrell.
She married Gordon (Jim) Angell on May 11, 1974, in Oneonta. He predeceased her Oct. 8, 1999.
Katherine is survived by a son and his wife, Joseph and Marietta Franzese of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; daughter, Patricia Franzese of Provincetown, Massachusetts; granddaughter, Sara Ann Franzese of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and grandson, Joseph Anthony Franzese of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Her beloved brother, Dr. Ross Terrell, predeceased her in 2010. Her former spouse and father of her children, Joseph Franzese, predeceased her in 1998.
Katherine was a 1940 graduate of Oneonta High School and attended SUNY Oneonta. She was employed for several years as a senior draftsman at Bendix, Sidney. She also worked for a time at Bresee's Department Store, Leon Kalmus surveyor's office, and, before her husband's illness and death, she worked as a merchandiser for New York Periodicals.
Katherine had many interests. She was an accomplished seamstress who especially enjoyed quilting. She loved classical music and English literature, in particular the Bronte sisters. She had a large collection of their novels and poems. She was also a devoted animal lover and adopted many stray cats and found homes for those she could not care for herself.
There will be no public services. Inurnment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta with her parents.
Contributions in Katherine's memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
To send online condolences visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Published on July 4, 2017